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AFI Fest Movie Review: ‘Family’

Film review by L.C. Cragg from AFI FEST Director/writer Laura Steinel’s story, vision, cast and message shines like a bright beacon against the typically Indy film backdrop of, disturbing, surreal, shocking and often depressing landscape of festival films. The well cast, well-paced, and delightful ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Welcome Home’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes Bryan (Aaron Paul) and Cassie (Emily Ratajkowski) have just rented an expansive Italian villa in the hopes of rekindling their romance. Cassie’s past infidelity casts a shadow over the couple, impossible for Bryan to forget and for her to take ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Front Runner’

Greetings again from the darkness. Jason Reitman has proven himself to be an outstanding filmmaker who delivers entertaining stories with insightful commentary often accompanied by biting humor. His excellent films include: THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, JUNO, UP IN THE AIR, and one of this ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Instant Family’

Review by James McDonald When I first saw the trailer for “Instant Family,” I thought it could very well be another “Daddy’s Home,” a film with occasional chuckles but not much else. Boy was I wrong, and happily so. The movie was written and ...Read More

Watch Trailer For ‘The Informer’

Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Anchor And Hope’

Review by James Lindorf Anchor and Hope marks the return of Director Carlos Marques-Marcet in his second feature-length film, which he also co-wrote alongside Jules Nurrish. Eva (Oona Chaplin, Avatar 2) and Kat (Natalia Tena, Game Of Thrones) are 30 somethings living a carefree ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Widows’

Greetings again from the darkness. Woman power. Black power. Racist old white men. Corrupt politicians. Abusive husbands. Cheating white husbands. Racist cops. Men are bad. Women are strong and good. If a filmmaker were to blend all of these stereotypes into a single movie, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Clovehitch Killer’

Review by Caitlin Zeigler Tyler (Charlie Plummer) is a boy scout in a small Christian community. His father, Don (Dylan McDermott), is the leader of the scouts. Every year the town celebrates the anniversary of the victims lost to a serial killer, who has ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Under The Wire’

Greetings again from the darkness. With release dates so close together, this documentary from director Christopher Martin makes a superb companion piece to director Matthew Heineman’s film, A PRIVATE WAR – the Marie Colvin biopic with an excellent performance by Rosamund Pike. Heineman’s film ...Read More