‘Silk Road’ Review- A Cat And Mouse Misfire

Tiller Russell writes and directs ‘Silk Road,’ a true crime film about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, who ran a drug ring on the dark web. It was released through Lionsgate. Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) is a young man with strong anti-government leanings. With the help of his girlfriend Julia Vie (Alexandra Shipp)…

‘Howard’s Mill’ Movie Review

Directed by Shannon Houchins and Kaiser Whitmire, ‘Howard’s Mill‘ presents itself as a documentary film from Hideout Pictures and Strike Back Studios. Howard’s Mill is located near Springfield, Tennessee. A pair of documentary filmmakers head there to meet Dwight Nixon, whose wife went missing on the property. At first, the police suspect him, but he…

‘Phobias’ Review- A Disjointed Horror Film

‘Phobias‘ is anthology film with each segment directed by a different filmmaker. Camilla Belle (“Hoplophobia”), Maritte Lee Go (“Vehophobia”), Joe Sill (“Robophobia”), Chris von Hoffmann (“Ephebiphobia”), and Jess Varley who directed two segments (“Outpost 37”, “Atelophobia”) all contributed. Johnny (Leonardo Nam) is a computer expert who takes care of his father Jung-Soo (Steve Park) when…

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Review- Dud On Arrival

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy‘ is a live-action animation hybrid comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It is a “standalone sequel” to the 1996 Michael Jordan movie ‘Space Jam‘ directed by Joe Pytka. Lebron James (himself) is having trouble with his son Dominic “Dom” James (Cedric Joe). The former is pressuring the latter into…

‘No Sudden Move’ Review- The 1950s Drive Time

‘No Sudden Move‘ is a crime thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh, who also serves as the editor and cinematographer. It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival before going to HBO Max streaming service. Small time criminals Curt Goynes (Don Cheadle) and Ronald Russo (Benicio del Toro) are recruited by the gangster…

‘Fear Street Part One: 1994’ Review- A Spooky Throwback

Inspired by a series of novellas by R.L. Stine, ‘Fear Street Part One: 1994‘ is a Netflix teen horror flick directed by Leigh Janiak based on a script by Phil Graziadei and Leigh Janiak. Shadyside, Ohio mall employee Heather Watkins (Maya Hawke) is murdered by Ryan Torres (David W. Thompson), who kills several other employees…

‘Black Widow’ Review- The MCU Enters Phase Four

‘Black Widow‘ is the first film for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and set after the third Captain America film. It is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by the one and only Kevin Feige. On the run from Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt), the Avenger known as Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) receives a…

‘Bad Detectives’ Review- A Fun Mystery

‘Bad Detectives‘ is an indie comedy mystery helmed by Presley Paras in his directorial debut and written by Chris Johnson. The movie was made by Mutiny Pictures. Ping Liu (Dralla Aierken) and Nic O’Connell (Freya Tingley) were childhood friends, but had a falling out. However, after their grandfathers pass away, the two return to Los…

‘The Tomorrow War’ Review- Chris Pratt Packs A Punch

‘The Tomorrow War‘ is a science fiction film directed by Chris McKay in his live-action directorial debut. Chris Pratt serves as an executive producer and was made by Paramount Pictures before being released by Amazon Studios. Dan Forester (Chris Pratt) is a Green Beret veteran and a biology teacher living in 2022 with his wife…

‘Wish Dragon’ Review- A Quirky And Charming Adventure

Produced by Jackie Chan, ‘Wish Dragon‘ is written and directed by Chris Appelhans. It was made by Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, and released onto Netflix. Din Song (Jimmy Wong) is a young blue-collar worker in Shanghai, China who longs to see his childhood friend Li Na Wang (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) who…

Retro Film Reviews- Gorky Park

‘Gorky Park‘ is a different kind of crime thriller. Instead of taking place in the United States, the investigation takes place in Soviet Russia. It is directed by Michael Apted and was released in 1983. Three bodies are found in Gorky Park in Soviet-era Russia. Officer Arkady Renko (William Hurt) of the militia is assigned…

‘Dog Gone Trouble’ Review- Boring And Typical

Originally titled ‘Trouble,’ director Kevin Johnson brings us ‘Dog Gone Trouble.’ The movie was originally set to be released in 2019, but it did not find a distributor until Netflix picked it up for their streaming service. After wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Sarah Vanderwhoozie (Betty White) passed away, her beloved dog Trouble (Big Sean) is cast…

‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part One’ Movie Review

‘Batman: The Long Halloween Part One‘ is a DC Comics animated film based on the graphic novel of the same. It is directed by Chris Palmer and set in the “Rebirth” of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. A mysterious figure known as Holiday begins killing Gotham City criminals starting on Halloween. All of them…

‘Things Heard And Seen’ Review- I Wish I Could Unsee It

‘Things Heard And Seen‘ is a horror film written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. It was made by Likely Story and released on Netflix. Taking place in1980, former art restorer Catherine Clare (Amanda Seyfried) moves with her husband George (James Norton) and their daughter Fanny (Ana Sophia Heger) from Manhattan to…