Coco (2017)

Film Title

Coco (2017)

Synopsis

A California Gringo looks at The Night of the Living Dead

Director

Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

Cast

Anthony Gonzalez
Gael Garcia Bernal
Benjamin Bratt
Alanna Ubach
Renee Victor
Jaime Camil
Gabriel Iglesias

Fair Value of Coco (2017): $7.00. Purely upon its own merits, and viewed in a void, I’d say this is a $20.00 film. But I’m cutting my score by half for the context of appropriation without accreditation, and another deduction for the subtext of the film. This is a film that I liked the more […]

Loving Vincent

Film Title

Loving Vincent

Synopsis

A beautiful story on oil painted animation

Director

Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Cast

Douglass Booth
Josh Burdett
Holly Earl
Robin Hodges
John Sessions
Aidan Turner

Loving Vincent 1 hr 34 minutes, PG-13 for mutilation and suicide. Fair Value of Loving Vincent: $5.00. Its a good art house film, and works as an adequate primer for somebody who knows nothing of post-impressionism. A good movie for your suburban relatives and in-laws. Patron Saint of the Starving Artists: There are a number […]

Ruthless Recommendations- 29 Horror Movies for Children available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or YouTube

29 Child-Acceptable Scary Films available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube I may have a skewed sense of what is child-appropriate, but these movies do not contain any great amount of violence or sexual content, and as such, might qualify for being spooky, but not traumatizing. Children do want to be scared sometimes, […]

The Foreigner (2017)

Film Title

The Foreigner (2017)

Synopsis

A businessman fights terrorism, his past, and government officials

Director

Martin Campbell

Cast

Jackie Chan
Pierce Bronsan
Katie Leung
Rufus Jones
Mark Tandy

Film Review- The Foreigner (2017) Fair Value of The Foreigner: $5.00. Its worth watching on the in-flight movie, but there’s little that’s memorable about this film. Is This Film Worth My Time? The Foreigner is a taut and engaging mixture of vigilante action and espionage. Its one of the better, more well assembled examples of […]

Blade Runner 2049

Film Title

Blade Runner 2049

Synopsis

Blade Runner 2049 is a visual masterpiece and cerebral joy

Director

Denis Villeneuve

Cast

Ryan Gosling
Harrison Ford
Robin Wright
Jared Leto
Dave Bautista
Anna De Armas
Edward James Olmos
Mackenzie Davis
Sylvia Hoeks
Ana Steline

Film Review- Blade Runner 2049 2hrs 34 minutes, R for graphic violence and nudity Fair Value of Blade Runner 2049: $24. Easily worth multiple viewings, with elaborate scenes and gorgeous visuals making an IMAX premium justifiable. A worthy successor to the classic that invented Cyberpunk. Future Parables Must Be Coded in Chrome and Holograms: To […]

It (2017)

Film Title

It (2017)

Synopsis

A group of bullied kids band together when a shape-shifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

Director

Andy Muschietti

Cast

Jaeden Lieberher
Sophia Lillis
Bill Skarsgard
Jack Glazer
Finn Wolfhard
Wyatt Oleff
Jeremy Taylor
Chosen Jacobs
Nicholas Hamilton

Film Review- It (2017) 2 hours 15 minutes, R for multiple child maiming. Fair Value of It: $20. I’m going to go back for another screening when I can find a cheap seat. Autobio for the Longform: Georgie Denbrough has always been one of the reasons why I hate the name George. Hes the iconic […]

All Eyez on Me

Film Title

All Eyez on Me

Synopsis

The hologram is finally extinguished

Director

Bennie Boom

Cast

Demetrius Shipp Jr.
Danai Gurira
Kat Graham
Jamal Woolard
Annie Ilonzeh

All Eyez On Me 2 hrs 20 minutes, Rated R for Titties, Hoes, and Gangsta Shit Is This Film Worth My Time? Its maybe worth a Netflix viewing if you’re not familiar with West Coast Gangsta Rap. Its a good musical primer to Tupac’s major hits. West Coast Represent: Tupac was from West Oakland, pre-gentrification. […]

Alien 3

Film Title

Alien 3

Synopsis

Alien 3: Ripley and the Xenomorph Go to Prison.

Director

David Fincher

Cast

Sigourney Weaver
Charles S. Dutton
Charles Dance
Charles McGann
Brian Glover
Danny Webb

Alien 3– The Ninth Circle of Development Hell 1 Hour, 54 minutes. Rated R for graphic autopsies, bodily mutilation galore. Is this film worth my time? Only if you’re a David Fincher completest or somebody who likes extra-sour excursions in grim-dark. Who is this film perfect for? People who just wished that Alien was grittier, […]

Land of Mine (sandet)

Film Title

Land of Mine (sandet)

Synopsis

German POW’s are forced to clear beaches of land mines

Director

Martin Zandvliet

Cast

Roland Moller
Louis Hofmann
Joel Basman
Laura Bro
Mads Riisom

Land of Mine (sandet) 1 hour 40 minutes, R for extreme bodily mutilation. Fair Value of Land of Mine: $9.00. It falls in a middle range of films about ordnance disposal, better than The Hurt Locker but not as good as Bravo Two Zero. The Summer Camp from Hell: To the innocents are bequeathed the […]

The Red Turtle

Film Title

The Red Turtle

Synopsis

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Director

Michael Dudok de wit

Cast

Animated Feature

The Red Turtle 90 minutes, Rated G Fair Value of The Red Turtle:$9.00. Beautiful art and animation at a languid pace. Is this film worth my time? Do you like the idea of Herge, Miyazaki, and Gauguin working together? This film is a moving picture in the truest sense, a 90 minute montage of art. […]