Category: Review

HELD

“Isn’t that heaven on earth. It’s the way a marriage should be, before feminism and political-correctness muddied the waters. Simpler. Better times.“ Directed by the duo behind Blumhouse’s The Gallows, Chris Lofing and Travis Cliff, Frightfest official selection HELD sees a departure from the supernatural horror aspect. With some #MeToo movement subtext, HELD bolsters more…

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League

After all these years, it’s finally here. I will admit that I spent way too much time thinking about the Snyder Cut before it was even an idea that existed beyond the beginning days of the fan campaign, and how couldn’t I? The theatrical cut of Justice League is probably one of the most highly…

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Running Time

Director: Josh Becker (Thou Shall Not Kill…Except, Lunatics: a Love Story, as well as episodes of Xena) Starring: Bruce Campbell, Jeremy Roberts, Anita Barone Runtime: 70 minutes / B&W Release Date: March 16, 2021 Language: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Original Stereo Aspect Ratio: High-definition 1080p (1.37:1) presentation of the original full-frame theatrical aspect ratio Format:…

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The Mauritanian

The thing about the standard Hollywood biopic is that they generally stick to a tried and true formula: opening with title cards, neat and orderly chronological story with dates punctuated with cue cards, and closing title cards that explain what happened to the characters in the story once the script ends. The Mauritanian is no…

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Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry might be Hanna-Barbera’s most enduring and beloved creations. With 164 short films and seven Oscars to their names, the cat and mouse duo have been making audiences laugh for more than eighty years now, but they haven’t had much success in the world of feature length films. Before this latest live-action/animation mashup,…

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Passing (2021)

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga two-hander Passing is one of the showier pictures of Sundance in 2021. Adapted from Nella Larsen’s 1920s story, it’s a film about two women who’ve found themselves down radically different paths. Irene (Ruth Negga) approaches Clare (Tessa Thompson) as they dine. Clare hardly recognises her from when they grew up…

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Music

Sia’s film, Music, found itself ensnared in controversy months before it debuted thanks to a snappy remark from its creator: “Maybe you’re just a bad actor”. She lashed out at autistic viewers who were begging her to explain why she cast her dancer/protege/stand-in Maddie Ziegler in the role of Music, a character on the spectrum.…

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Bliss

When I clicked on Amazon’s latest original movie, I thought I was tuning into an odd romantic comedy that also somehow involved parallel dimensions. The cast certainly looked promising, as did the titillating first trailer. This grey-toned, deadpan dystopian drama is quite the unexpected surprise. Not necessarily in quality, but in the amount of thought…

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