David Archive

Movie Review: ‘One Night In Miami’

Greetings again from the darkness. Four grown men hanging out in a Miami motel room may not strike you as a promising premise for a must-see movie, but this wasn’t just a group of random buddies. Inspired by what actually happened on February 25, ...Read More

David’s Top Ten Movies For 2020

Almost nothing stayed normal for 2020, however I’m still going to publish my list of favorite movies of the year. This is far and away the longest stretch I’ve gone without stepping foot in a movie theatre … since I turned 5 years old. ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Dolapo Is Fine’

Greetings again from the darkness. How much of one’s self should be sacrificed or compromised to chase dreams? Dolapo is a Nigerian native attending a posh boarding school in the UK. She wants to pursue a “good” position in Finance at a top-notch firm ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘DA 5 Bloods’

Greetings again from the darkness. Co-writers Danny Bilson (father of actress Rachel) and Paul De Meo, collaborators on the underrated THE ROCKETEER (1991), originally wrote this story about white veterans returning to Vietnam. That project was never able to move to production. When (Oscar ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Grizzly II: Revenge’

GRIZZLY II: REVENGE (1983/2021) Greetings again from the darkness. The slate of movies I review each year leans heavily towards serious and dramatic material, but is there anything more serious than an 18 foot tall grizzly bear seeking revenge for the poaching of her ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Herself’

Greetings again from the darkness. We are getting more films these days with stories about strong women, and it’s quite inspirational. This one is courtesy of director Phyllida Lloyd (THE IRON LADY 2011, MAMMA MIA! 2008) and co-writers Malcolm Campbell and Clare Dunne, the ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Soul’

Greetings again from the darkness. With their first 22 feature films, Pixar excelled at balancing the eye candy and action kids favor with the second level intellect needed to simultaneously keep adults entertained. As proof, one need only think of such classics as TOY ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Two Ways Home’

Greetings again from the darkness. It’s a bit of a rough start. The armed robbery of a convenience store doesn’t come across as menacing or threatening, but rather almost comical as the burly dude retreats, leaving the ski-capped (not masked) woman behind to face ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Greetings again from the darkness. Some of the key elements that make Wonder Woman appealing is that she’s smart, she’s nice, she’s dedicated to doing good, she’s grounded in her history, and her use of her powers makes sense (in a comic book kind ...Read More