Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘The King’s Daughter’

Greetings again from the darkness. It happens sometimes where the most memorable part of a movie is its setting. Plenty of non-descript westerns (and also some really good ones) took place in Monument Valley. MAMMA MIA! was fine, but that Greek isle of Skopelos ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘The Dress’

Greetings again from the darkness. For lonely folks, the dream of companionship is ever-present. Wondering if the right person will ever come along is a weighty burden to carry, and it’s one that Julka has toted her entire life. Writer-director Tadeusz Lysiak and lead ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘On My Mind’

Greetings again from the darkness. We don’t typically associate karaoke with life and death matters. And neither do warm-hearted barkeep Louise (Camilla Bendix) or grumpy and miserly bar owner Preben (Ole Boisen). However, their only Tuesday morning customer, Henrik (Rasmus Hammerich), is adamant that ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Last Night In Soho’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. Every once in a while a movie captures that magic feeling of being swept away, and this wild film from writer-director Edgar Wright and co-writer Kristy Wilson-Cairns (1917) did just that for me. This is my kind of psychological-horror-thriller ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Belle’

Review by James Lindorf Studio Chizu, known for hit anime movies like “Mirai,” “Wolf Children,” and “Summer Wars” have partnered with Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda for their latest project “Belle.” On January 14th, this beautifully animated and heartfelt story will have a limited ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Shattered’

Review by James Lindorf At the beginning of his career, screenwriter David Loughery worked in various genres, including action, sci-fi, comedy, and kid’s adventure movies. In the early 2000’s he decided to rebrand himself as the thriller guy. Since 2008 he has written seven ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Parallel Mothers’

Greetings again from the darkness. As a devoted follower of films by Almodovar for more than 35 years, I still find myself enchanted by his stories, his visuals, his characters, and his consistency in writing complex and engaging parts for women. Oscar winning writer-director ...Read More