Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Upside’

Greetings again from the darkness. Frequent movie goers often complain about the lack of originality in American movies. It sometimes seems as if most are sequels, remakes or reboots, or simply pulled from the panels of a comic book. There is another source that ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Ashes In The Snow’

Review by David Ferguson Greetings again from the darkness. Most World War II films focus on the atrocities committed by Hitler’s German forces, but this adaptation of Ruta Sepetys’ novel (“Between Shades of Gray”) reminds us of the evils under Stalin and the Russian ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Pledge’

Review by James Lindorf IFC Midnight will be distributing Pledge, from Director Daniel Robbins, Writer Zachary Weiner and Producer Mark Rapaport in theaters and VOD January 11th. Three socially inept college freshmen, Ethan (Phillip Andre Botello), David (Zachary Weiner), and Justin (Zachery Byrd), have ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Destroyer’

Greetings again from the darkness. The rogue/burned-out cop obsessed with an old case or particular criminal nemesis is something we have seen many times before. Ordinarily there would be no reason to seek out yet another movie on the subject; however, this time the ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Mule’

Greetings again from the darkness. When a film is inspired by a true story detailed in a 2014 New York Times article entitled “The Sinoloa Cartel’s 90 Year Old Drug Mule” written by Sam Dolnick, we should expect a message delivered with a certain ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘American Hangman’

Review by David Ferguson Greetings again from the darkness. Two men are kidnapped, bound and gagged, and dragged into a secure basement. Soon enough, the disoriented men (and we as viewers) realize this is to be a trial conducted via social media – and ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Escape Room’

Review by Monique Thompson Six adventurous strangers travel to a mysterious building to experience the escape room — a game where players compete to solve a series of puzzles to win $1 million. What starts out as seemingly innocent fun soon turns into a ...Read More

Top Movies Of 2018

2018 was a huge box office year (especially for Disney), and I was able to see 248 movies during the year – a nice mixture of blockbusters, indies, Documentaries, World cinema, and even my first ever Christmas Apocalypse Musical! Since I’m not a big ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku, Japan)’

SHOPLIFTERS (Manbiki kazoku, Japan) Greetings again from the darkness. We typically think of family as blood relatives, those affiliated by marriage or adoption, and those funky cousins (sometimes ‘removed’) that, according to the family tree, are supposedly related to us. Expert Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Rust Creek’

Review by Caitlin Zeigler Sawyer (Hermione Corfield) was supposed to leave college and go visit her family for Thanksgiving. When she receives a call about a job interview, she decides to go drive out to Washington D.C. instead of going to visit her family. ...Read More