Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘Ammonite’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz injected “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (1966) with downtrodden Charlie repeating the line, “I got a rock” after each house on the trick or treat trail. It was funny because no one would rather ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Hunger Ward’

Review by James Lindorf Most directors seek to entertain; to some, like Cristopher Nolan, it is all about the art of cinema. Then there is director Skye Fitzgerald who is looking to change the world. His Humanitarian Trilogy, which includes 2015’s Oscar® shortlisted 50 ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Brothers By Blood’

Review by James Lindorf “Brothers by Blood” is writer and director Jérémie Guez’s atmospheric adaptation of “Amor Fraterno” (Brotherly Love), Pete Dexter’s thrilling tale about mob life in Philadelphia. Philly may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but there is no love ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Alina’

Greetings again from the darkness. World War II continues to be mined for cinematic gold. Very talented director Rami Kodeih working with a terrific script from Nora Mariana Salim delivers a tension-packed 25 minute short film likely to put a knot in your gut. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘No Man’s Land’

Greetings again from the darkness. The title is drawn from what the locals call the gap between the Texas-Mexico border and the fence/wall that must be crossed for those looking to make their way. The film is directed by Conor Allyn and was co-written ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Baby Done’

Greetings again from the darkness. “I don’t want to not have a baby.” This is just one of the zingers Zoe rattles off during this charming, and often quite funny film from director Curtis Vowell and writer Sophie Henderson. Fellow New Zealander Taika Waititi ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Don’t Tell A Soul’

Two teenage brothers find themselves in a whole lot of trouble when a troubled security guard falls into a well after catching them stealing from an elderly woman whose house is being fumigated. The brothers clash with each other about how to handle the ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘MLK/FBI’

Greetings again from the darkness. “Free at last.” Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington is partially shown, yet documentarian Sam Pollard’s film proves that MLK was never free, and still isn’t, even 50 plus years after his death. Based ...Read More