Slamdance 2023 Capsule Reviews

Starring Jerry as Himself  Starring Jerry as Himself is a docudrama about a guy named Jerry Liu. The film starts with home movies of Jerry’s family, his three sons Joshua, Jesse, and Jonathan, and his ex-wife Kathy. He Lives in Orlando, Florida, and is retired until his identity is stolen by Chinese men posing asContinue reading “Slamdance 2023 Capsule Reviews”

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt Review- A Minimalistic Low-Key Take On Motherhood and Nurturing Youth (Sundance 2023)

Minimalist films are something you don’t see that often but when they do come out they are usually celebrated. The Tree of Life from director Terrance Malick comes to mind. All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt is another such film. It depicts the lives of Black men, women, and children in rural Mississippi. There isn’tContinue reading “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt Review- A Minimalistic Low-Key Take On Motherhood and Nurturing Youth (Sundance 2023)”

Shortcomings Review- A Film that Captures the Mundanity of Some Asians Lives (Sundance 2023)

There have been a handful of fantastic Asian set films in America in recent year’s Crazy Rich Asians, Minari, and Everything Everywhere All at Once come to mind in recent memory. Shortcomings is another such Asian set film that is based on a graphic novel of the same name by Adrian Tormine. He also wroteContinue reading “Shortcomings Review- A Film that Captures the Mundanity of Some Asians Lives (Sundance 2023)”

The Starling Girl Review-An Eye-Opening Look at Fundamentalist Christians (Sundance 2023)

In some places in this country there exist fanatical Christian groups that have their entire lives revolve around religion or doing everything for the sake of God. These groups of people are totally cut off from reality because of their beliefs. It makes them come across as not a real part of the rest ofContinue reading “The Starling Girl Review-An Eye-Opening Look at Fundamentalist Christians (Sundance 2023)”

Close Review- A Beautiful Friendship Until It’s Not

Love comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s men and women, women and women, men and men, or boys and boys, or girls and girls. In the case of Close, a French Dutch production, two 13-year-old boys, Leo and Remi, who are very good friends get the label of boyfriends even thoughContinue reading “Close Review- A Beautiful Friendship Until It’s Not”

That 90s Show Review-A Fun Trip Down Nostalgia Lane

Fox was on a roll in the 90s with a bunch of hit shows like Simpsons, Married With Children, and In Living Color. One of their biggest hits ironically was That 70s Show. About a bunch of kids in Wisconsin who hung out at the house of the parents of one of the kids, andContinue reading “That 90s Show Review-A Fun Trip Down Nostalgia Lane”

Sick Review-An Apt Title For A Pandemic Horror Film

It’s been a little over a year and I guess that’s enough time for the stench of Covid-19 to wear off before producers, writers, and directors in Hollywood have decided to exploit the pandemic for entertainment value. Sick is an exclusive horror film from Peacock that uses the Covid-19 pandemic badly. It’s also a twistContinue reading “Sick Review-An Apt Title For A Pandemic Horror Film”

Brendan Fraser Won’t Attend Golden Globes due to the abuse he suffered at the hands of then-President of the HFPA, Philip Berk

Brendan Fraser came on the scene in the ’90s with a lot of teen comedies like Encino Man and children’s films like George of the Jungle. Occasionally, he would do a drama like School Ties or The Scout, but it wasn’t until he did The Mummy in the late ’90s did people start to take him seriously as an actor.Continue reading “Brendan Fraser Won’t Attend Golden Globes due to the abuse he suffered at the hands of then-President of the HFPA, Philip Berk”

Critics Association of Central Florida Winners for the Best of 2022

I’m a member of the Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF) a film critics guild. What follows are the winners in a bunch of categories for the best of 2022. The big winner of the year was Everything Everywhere All at Once winning Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Screenplay. With Top Gun:Continue reading “Critics Association of Central Florida Winners for the Best of 2022”

M3GAN Review-Technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

James Wan and Jason Blum have been at the forefront of the horror genre for a couple of decades now. Between them, they’ve directed and produced some of the best horror films and franchises the world has seen in the past few decades. It makes sense that they would team up to nurture new talentContinue reading “M3GAN Review-Technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!”