a-ha The Movie Review

a-ha is a three-man band from Norway. They hit it big in the early 1980s with their first hit single “Take On Me”. “Take on Me” hit #1 in 5 countries on the music charts. They have had many albums since then, but nothing as big as Hunting High and Low, their one hit, if youContinue reading “a-ha The Movie Review”

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Review

The Conjuring franchise is one of the best horror franchises in the history of movies on par with Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween. The only difference is The Conjuring is based in reality where the others aren’t. It is grounded in a real-world setting. The main characters Ed and Lorraine Warren played respectively by Patrick Wison andContinue reading “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Review”

Mare of Easttown Review

HBO has been killing it lately with their mini-series they’ve been putting out: Watchmen, The Undoing, The Outsider, and I Know This Much is True have all been terrific. The latest mini-series that is getting a lot of critical acclaim and viewer appreciation is Marre of Easttown. It was originally set in the fictionalized Easttown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, butContinue reading “Mare of Easttown Review”

Cruella Review

Disney has reinvigorated itself over the last decade or so with all of their sub-companies such as Marvel, LucasFilm, and Pixar, but it has been their live-action remakes or reimaginings of their classic animated films that have helped them stay relevant in the ever-changing film landscape. Sure, their animated stuff like Frozen, Moana, Zootopia, and Wreck-It Ralph have kept themContinue reading “Cruella Review”

Slalom Review

Sports movies have different angles to them like most genres. They can be comedic or they are serious. A lot of the time they can be inspiring. Similar to I, Tonya, Slalom is a serious look at how someone trains and is driven to succeed in a given sport. NoeĆ© Abita played a young fifteen-year-old girl with aspirationsContinue reading “Slalom Review”

Oxygen Review

There have been a good number of films in the past that focus on claustrophobic environments or one location such as a car, crawl space, elevator, or casket. Buried, Locke, Devil, and Crawl (also directed by Alexander Aja, the director of Oxygen) are some examples of this in films to date. Oxygen is the latest film to tackle a one-set location and claustrophobicContinue reading “Oxygen Review”

Army of the Dead Review

Zack Snyder has had a rough couple of years surrounding his last film Justice League and the death of his daughter. In the meantime, he was making another movie. Army of the Dead is another addition to the zombie genre. It’s an original movie, but it’s not his only foray into this genre in his career. He previously directedContinue reading “Army of the Dead Review”

Dream Horse Review

One of the things I like about movies is you get some slice-of-life movies and true stories about things most people haven’t heard of before. Those can sometimes be pleasant surprises on the release calendar. In the case of Dream Horse, it fits into both of these categories. It is one of those films that isContinue reading “Dream Horse Review”

The Marksman Review

Liam Neeson has made a career over the last fifteen or so years out of playing grizzled loners who get thrown into extraordinary circumstances. He usually handles these situations with a lot of violence, whether it’s rescuing his daughter from kidnappers or seeking revenge on men who killed a friend or loved one, he takesContinue reading “The Marksman Review”

The Killing of Two Lovers Review

The Killing of Two Lovers is one of the hardest films I had to write about due to its graphic subject matter and tone. It’s a film that is not for the lighthearted. It deals with graphic violence that is very real and raw. The filmmaker Robert Machoian created this very visceral story that isn’t easyContinue reading “The Killing of Two Lovers Review”