At the end of every year, it seems, the theaters become flooded with awards-centric films, one after the other. It’s at this time that audiences are encouraged to set aside their popcorn fare and engage in something elevated and intellectual…. Read More ›
Philip Barantini’s “Boiling Point” mixes technical prowess with dramatic tension for an all-too realistic look at the service industry.
There is nothing worse than dealing with hungry people. Except, maybe, perhaps, dealing with hungry people during a major holiday. I’m not talking about family gatherings around the home and hearth, I’m talking about going out to eat. You want… Read More ›
Body horror/buddy comedy “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is the definition of a popcorn-flick.
The road to 2018’s Venom was a long one. First introduced as merely an alien costume in The Amazing Spider-Man #252, the symbiote known as Venom wouldn’t appear for about four years later in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 kicking off… Read More ›
Historical fiction drama “Greyhound” tells a WWII story that’s significant today.
Perseverance is the key to survival. We’re not just talking evolution here, but the willingness to push-back against any obstacles made by man or nature. In the case of the film Greyhound by director Aaron Schneider (Get Low), working from… Read More ›
Crime thriller “The Irishman” is Martin Scorsese at his most self-assured.
In his recent years, and more specifically in recent months, Martin Scorsese has really stepped away from the spotlight…oh my god, could you imagine if I was serious with that? The argument has been made that Scorsese made the controversial… Read More ›
Now available on home video, director Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” has freshman growing pains and potential for a great sophomore outing.
During ” The Forever Warriors: Story and Characters”, part one of the three-part documentary “Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn,” lead actor David Harbour acknowledges that audiences are weary of anything seeming like a reboot or a remake. In… Read More ›
Elton John biopic “Rocketman” is an extraordinary musical journey of the soul.
Biopics are tricky. Just ask 2019 Oscar winning films Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody. For the former, the issue is telling the tale of a Black musician through the lens of his White companion. For the latter, the writers reconstructed… Read More ›