Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Short Review: ‘Josiah’

Greetings again from the darkness. Writer-director Kyle Laursen delivers a very timely 19 minute short film addressing the nuances of racism and sexism, and how one’s background alters the perception of an encounter. In a scenario that has played out countless times over the ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Daddy Issues’

Review by Lisa Payne When Henri’s (Kimberley Datnow) father dies, he leaves her his house in LA and a seat on the board of his company. Henri leaves a less than promising stand-up career in London to move to LA. She meets with her ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Looks That Kill’

Review by Lisa Payne Psychiatrist: “Your parents tell me you were born with a condition.” Max: “I accidentally kill people.” Sometimes doctors just need to believe you when you tell them something. Every situation is a not a “I’m from Missouri. You’ve got to ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Followed’

Review by Monique Thompson A social media influencer and his video crew encounter true evil when they visit one of the most haunted hotels in America. All of you found-footage horror movie fans can rejoice at this one! In FOLLOWED, rising social media influencer ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Babyteeth’

Greetings again from the darkness. There is no logical explanation for how an Australian indie film, the first feature from director Shannon Murphy, can contain so many elements: a terminally ill teenager, first love, addiction, music lessons, questionable parenting, comedy, a small time drug ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘7500’

Greetings again from the darkness. The first airplane hijacking movie I remember seeing was AIRPORT (1970, with Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin). Since then, it’s been a recurring, relatively common cinematic topic blending our natural fears (flying and terrorism) with our love and admiration ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘The Pollinators’

Review by James Lindorf Longtime documentary cinematographer Peter Nelson is adding another job title to his resume, Director. With Nelson also working as the film’s cinematographer, “The Pollinators” has a polished look. It has all the slow-motion flying, sweeping aerial shots of farms and ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Tainted’

Greetings again from the darkness. Filmed in Canada with a mostly Canadian cast by a Canadian director, we are reminded how challenging it is to make a low budget action-thriller. Writer-director Brent Cote delivers a masterclass in genre clichés, yet there’s enough here to ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Driven’

Review by Lisa Payne Cabbie/wannabe comedian Emerson (Casey Dillard) picks up Roger (Richard Speight Jr), who wants to go to multiple locations. Emerson thinks it’s her lucky day because she’s having money troubles. However, at one of the stops, we see in the background ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Infamous’

Review by James Lindorf Writer and Director Joshua Caldwell created a tale of young love on the run in his latest feature film “Infamous.” His modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are Arielle (Bella Thorne), and Dean (Jake Manley) rob their way across the southland, looking ...Read More