Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘Tijuana Jackson’

Review by Monique Thompson Tijuana Jackson is a man determined to move beyond his checkered past and achieve his ambition of becoming a world-renowned motivational speaker. When asked to be the subject of a 10-minute student film, TJ leaps at the opportunity. STARRING: Romany ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Big Ugly’

Review by James Lindorf When two of the most intimidating men in movie history, Vinnie Jones and Ron Perlman, get together with acting legend Malcolm McDowell, you can’t help but have expectations as big as a West Virginia. When you see that it is ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Summerland’

Greetings again from the darkness. We get our first glimpse of Alice Lamb as an older woman in 1975 pounding away on her Royal typewriter before abruptly and rudely shooing neighborhood kids away from her door. We then flashback thirty-something years to World War ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘The Fight’

Greetings again from the darkness. The American Civil Liberties Union has been around since 1920. That’s 100 years of striving to be the stewards of our nation’s liberties. Eli B Despres, Josh Kriegman, and Elyse Steinberg are the three credited directors who bring us ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Rebuilding Paradise’

Greetings again from the darkness. It’s November 8, 2018 and the film opens with the daily weather report. For the residents of Paradise, California, this will forever be their worst nightmare: ‘Camp Fire’, the deadliest and most destructive fire in the state’s history. The ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Marley’

Greetings again from the darkness. This documentary was first released in 2012. I watched it then, and was pleased to hear that it’s now being re-released as part of the schedule of events in celebration of what would have been Bob Marley’s 75th birthday. ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Kindling’

Greetings again from the darkness. Childhood best friends forge a bond that is never really broken. Piper (Jill Renner) and Celeste (Nicole Falk in her first credited role) grew up in the same trailer park. Piper is shown glancing at an old photo booth ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Opus Of An Angel’

Review by James Lindorf A year ago, Stephen (William McNamara) was a little stressed trying to balance spending time with his family and being a successful cardiothoracic surgeon. Now, he is broken and barely going through the motions. Stephen has decided to embark on ...Read More