Movie Reviews Archive

Documentary Review: ‘Secrets Of The Whales’

Greetings again from the darkness. For many of us, our exposure to whales is limited to learning in school they are the largest mammals on Earth, and browsing travel guides displaying fantastic photographs of breeching whales alongside various tour excursions. National Geographic is on ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Reefa’

Review By James Lindorf Israel “Reefa” Hernandez Jr is spending what should be his last summer in Miami with friends, family, and his new girlfriend. The 18-year-old Colombian immigrant is a talented artist. When he has enough money saved at the end of summer, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Monday’

Greetings again from the darkness. I will admit upfront that I’m no fan of watching late thirty-somethings living their lives like a never-ending fraternity party. So when the film opens on a disco ball, and we see a woman breaking up with her boyfriend ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Gunda’

Greetings again from the darkness. We open on a pig in prone position with her head sticking through an opening in the barn. It takes a minute to realize the sow isn’t sleeping, but rather giving birth. Slowly the newborn piglets begin tumbling out ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Deadly Cuts’

Greetings again from the darkness. If we have to depend on Dublin filmmaking for the year’s first stellar comedy, then so be it. This is the first feature film from writer-director Rachel Carey, but it certainly won’t be the last. Somehow she’s created a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘City Of Lies’

Review by James Lindorf Movies getting shelved after production isn’t that uncommon and can happen for a few reasons. There could be issues with quality causing the studio to be unwilling to spend the money necessary to promote a surefire flop. There could be ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Better Days’

Greetings again from the darkness. Chinese gaokao is the College Entrance Exams that determine the future of high school students and their families. The pressure is extreme for the kids, and when the film opens, the exams are only 60 days away. One of ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Held’

Greetings again from the darkness. Co-directors Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing previously collaborated on the horror film, THE GALLOWS (2015), and this time they are working from a script by Jill Awbrey, who also stars. It’s Ms. Awbrey’s first feature film as a writer ...Read More