Documentary Review- Class Action Park

‘Class Action Park‘ is a documentary that discusses the iconic and now-defunct Action Park directed by Seth Porges and Chris Charles Scott III. It was released as an HBO Max exclusive and narrated by John Hodgman. Action Park is legendary as a water park as well as the number of lawsuits over safety violations, injuries,…

‘Love, Guaranteed’ Review- Cheesy, But Pleasant

‘Love, Guaranteed‘ is a romantic comedy directed by Mark Steven Johnson. It was made by Off Camera Entertainment and Industry Entertainment with star Rachael Leigh Cook serving as co-producer. It was distributed by Netflix. Civil litigator Susan Whitaker (Rachael Leigh Cook) lives in Seattle working with accountant Roberto (Sean Amsing) and legal assistant Denise (Lisa…

‘Beckman’ Review- A Stunted B-Movie

‘Beckman‘ is directed by Gabriel Sabloff and released through PureFlix and Quality Flix. This action-thriller is a departure from their usual genre of faith-based films, dramas, and kids cartoons. The hitman Aaron Beckman (David A.R. White) is taken in by the dying preacher Philip (Jeff Fahey) after a hit goes wrong. Beckman, seeking solace, becomes…

‘Vivarium’ Review- Fears Of Suburbia Abound

‘Vivarium‘ is a psychological thriller directed by Lorcan Finnegan. It is based on a story by Shanley and Lorcan Finnegan and made its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, later being released in 2020 via Vertigo Releasing. After observing a cuckoo taking over the nest of a finch, teacher Gemma (Imogen Poots) and her…

‘Enola Holmes- Mary Sue, My Dear Watson

‘Enola Holmes‘ is a Netflix adaption of the young adult mystery novels by Nancy Springer. None of which I have read. The film is directed by Harry Bradbeer and written by Jack Thorne. Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) lives happily with her mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter) where she learns all kinds of skills, both…

‘Project Power’ Review- Pills And Power

Written by Mattson Tomlin, ‘Project Power‘ is an action thriller directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. It was made by Screen Arcade and Screen Arcade, being distributed through Netflix. In New Orleans, a new drug called Powers begins to hit the streets. One hit and it gives you superpowers for five minutes or it…

‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ Review- A Young Clark Kent

Part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, ‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow‘ is directed by Chris Palmer. It was released through Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. A young Clark Kent (Darren Criss) arrives in Metropolis to work as an intern for the Daily Planet, though his parents Jonathan (Neil Flynn) and Martha Kent (Bellamy…

‘Emma’ Review- A Delightful Dramedy

‘Emma‘ is a 2020 adaption of Jane Austen’s Regency Era novel of the same name. It is the directorial feature film debut for Autumn de Wilde, a critically-acclaimed photographer and music video director. Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) lives alone with her widowed father Mr. Woodhouse (Bill Nighy). She becomes friends with the shy Harriet Smith…

‘In Other Words’ Review- A Charming Rom-Com

Directed by Patrick Perez Vidauri who also co-produced it with screenwriter Cristina Nava, ‘In Other Words‘ is an independent romantic comedy from LuxIII Pictures. True Andrews (Bryan McClure) has created “Compatible,” a dating app with his business partner Benny (Rishi Arya) and lawyer Kiki (Joe Nunez). Despite True’s fear of speaking to beautiful women and…

Documentary Review- The Speed Cubers

The Netflix documentary ‘The Speed Cubers‘ is directed by Sue Kim and takes on Speed Cubing, the competition for solving the Rubik’s Cube, as its subject. It specifically discusses the friendly competition between American “cuber” Max Park from California and Australian competitor Feliks Zemdegs, both world record-holders. The movie tells the story of how Zemdegs…

‘Capone’ Review- The Chicago Gangster At The End

‘Capone‘ is a biopic about the famous Chicago gangster Al Capone. It is written, edited, and directed by Josh Trank and released by Redbox Entertainment and Vertical Entertainment. The once-feared gangster Al Capone (Tom Hardy) is reduced to a drooling shell of himself living in retirement in Florida. He is taken care of by his…

‘Cuties’ Review: Courtesy of Elisha Krauss

My fellow commentator Elisha Krauss did a breakdown of the child exploitation French film “Cuties” aka “Mignonnes.” The feature won awards at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and critical acclaim but has received universally denunciation from audiences, social media, and even from politicians. Her review is incredibly smart, thoughtful, and reveals just how abhorrent the…