‘Don’t Let Go’ Film Review: This Murder Mystery With A Twist Lets Go Of Its Potential Early On

Directed by: Jacob EstesWritten by: Jacob EstesStarring: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Brian Tyree Henry & Alfred Molina Genre: Crime, Mystery, Fantasy Rated: R (for violence, bloody images, and language) Runtime: 1 hr. 43 min. Studio: Blumhouse Tilt Don’t Let Go is a frustrating film and as a film lover, there isn’t anything more … Continue reading ‘Don’t Let Go’ Film Review: This Murder Mystery With A Twist Lets Go Of Its Potential Early On

‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Review: Zac Efron & Lily Collins Shine In Hit-Or-Miss Ted Bundy Biopic

The exhaustively titled Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile made some noise when it debuted earlier this year at the Sundance film festival. In particular, festival-goers hailed Zac Efron's portrayal of the notorious serial killer. The film officially drops on Netflix this weekend and while Efron does deliver a career-highlighting performance, Extremely … Continue reading ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Review: Zac Efron & Lily Collins Shine In Hit-Or-Miss Ted Bundy Biopic

Film Review– ‘Assassination Nation’ (2018)

“This is the story of how my town, Salem, lost its motherf–ing mind” a disembodied voice introduces us to the quiet Midwestern suburbia of Assassination Nation, a film that can be described as anything but subtle. Not that it aims to be. Director/writer Sam Levinson’s bonkers exploitation picture opens to a frenetic montage signaling “a few trigger warnings” … Continue reading Film Review– ‘Assassination Nation’ (2018)

‘Hotel Artemis’ review

By Jordan Peterson | @thefilmmajor There is a lot going on inside the walls of the Hotel Artemis, as one might expect from a secret-not-so-secret hospital/hotel that exclusively caters to members of the criminal underworld. Unfortunately, none of it is as original or intriguing as the hotel itself. The year is 2028 and Los Angeles … Continue reading ‘Hotel Artemis’ review

Review: Energized ‘American Made’ glides on Cruise control

It's good to see Tom Cruise acting again! Not to put down Cruise's work as a supremely entertaining action hero, but Ethan Hunt's character arc wrapped up with Mission: Impossible III. Cruise has been playing a variation on the super spy melody ever since (what 'Mummy' remake?). Cruise gets a chance to fully embrace his more boisterous inner-thespian in … Continue reading Review: Energized ‘American Made’ glides on Cruise control

Review: ‘Good Time’ is a great movie about some bad people

Director(s): Josh & Benny Safdie Starring: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Taliah Webster, Barkhad Abdi, Jennifer Jason Leigh Rated: R (for language throughout, violence, drug use and sexual content) Year: 2017 You don't need to like the main character of a story. You need only be compelled by them. That's good new for Good Time's Constantine Nikas, … Continue reading Review: ‘Good Time’ is a great movie about some bad people

Review: What’s old is new again in ‘Wind River’

Director: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Teo Briones, Graham Greene, and Gil Birmingham Synopsis: An FBI agent teams with a town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.  Rated: R Year: 2017 It's late night. A young Native American woman bolts barefoot across the vast, unforgiving Wyoming tundra. She … Continue reading Review: What’s old is new again in ‘Wind River’

Going in Style (2017)– Review

Director: Zach Braff Starring: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Ann-Margret, Christopher Lloyd Synopsis: Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money (source: IMDb). Rating: PG-13 … Continue reading Going in Style (2017)– Review

Ghost in the Shell (2017)- Review

Director: Rupert Sanders Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt Synopsis: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals (source: IMDb). Rating: PG-13 There's more … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell (2017)- Review