Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Departure’

Review by Monique Thompson STARRING: Austin Lauer, Olivia Lemmon, Kendall Chappell and Grant Wright Gunderson Just how far are you willing to go to test your significant others loyalty to you and the relationship?! In The Departure, Nate is willing to do the unthinkable, ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Lost In America’

Greetings again from the darkness. The thought of anyone being homeless should not sit well with any of us. And whether you are a parent or not, the thought becomes even less tenable when kids are involved. Director Rotimi Rainwater accomplishes two goals with ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Here Awhile’

Greetings again from the darkness. Political opinions don’t appear in my reviews very often, but I can’t help wonder if many of those opposing ‘Death with Dignity’ might feel differently if they found themselves in Anna’s situation. The film opens with her in a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Candy Witch’

Review by Lisa Payne Ruth (Heather Jackson) sees something in the dark that scares her. She rings Reece (Jon Callaway), who is a psychic with a social media following. He specializes in setting spirits free who can’t make the transition to the other side. ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘No More Wings’

Greetings again from the darkness. “Six wings and chips, twice.” That’s the order placed as two lifelong friends catch up for a visit. It’s likely the last visit for quite some time as Isaac tells Jude that he’s moving from their neighborhood to a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Hammer’

How far would you go if a family member were involved in criminal activity? What can you do when little white lies turn into dark secrets? These topics are explored in the new suspenseful crime drama Hammer when a father catches his estranged son ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Shirley’

Greetings again from the darkness. “Thrillingly awful”. That’s how Rose describes the feeling she had from reading Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story “The Lottery.” It’s also a likely reaction many will have to watching director Josephine Decker’s (MADELINE’S MADELINE, 2018) mostly fictionalized biography of ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘2040’

Greetings again from the darkness. Where do you see yourself in “X” years? That’s a common job interview question, and with a slight twist, it’s the question Damon Gameau asks himself and us … only his question is about our planet, and it’s meant ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘A Clear Shot’

In 1991, I was 10 years old and paying zero attention to news, local or national (such blissful times). One of the news stories I apparently missed that year was the largest hostage siege negotiation in the United States. Thanks in part to a ...Read More