Hacksaw Ridge

Film Title

Hacksaw Ridge

Synopsis

A man tries to be a pacifist and a patriot during World War Two, and gets it the hard way.

Director

Mel Gibson

Cast

Andrew Garfield
Richard Pryos
Jacob Warner
Milo Gibson
Mel Gibson
Hugo Weaving
Kasia Stelmach

The mind-frame of Mr. Gibson is that of the medieval Catholic church, and the ordeal of the saint is his oeuvre. Hacksaw Ridge is the latest riff on that theme, now adorned in the uniform of an American soldier.

Green Room

Film Title

Green Room

Synopsis

After witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads.

Director

Jeremy Saulnier

Cast

Alia Shawkat
Imogene Poots
Anton Yelchin
Patrick Stewart
Joe Cole
Mark Weber
Callum Turner
Eric Edelstein

Is this film worth my time? Green Room is an instant classic of exploitation cinema, a taut and frantic siege movie that is evocative of Straw Dogs and Assault on Precinct 13. Who is this film perfect for? People who want to see punks fighting neo-nazis with whatever weapon they can scrounge, and people who […]

Batman v. Superman

Film Title

Batman v. Superman

Synopsis

Bathole v. Superjerk, a movie.

Director

Zack Snyder

Cast

Ben Affleck
Henry Cavill
Amy Adams
Jesse Eisenberg
Diane Lane
Laurence Fishburne
Jeremy Irons
Holly Hunter
Gal Gadot

The epiphany of the corporate era of Hollywood, the genius of Zack Snyder, is the recognition of this truth: if you condition the audience to expect mediocrity, then you can never disappoint them.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film Title

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Synopsis

The Rebel Alliance makes a move to steal the plans for the Death Star

Director

Gareth Edwards

Cast

Felicity Jones
Diego Luna
Alan Tudyk
Donnie Yen
Wen Jiang
Ben Mendelsohn
Forest Whitaker
Mads Mikkelsen

Look. Were all going to see this film, barring the Mountain Hermits. Is there a point to reviewing something were all going to see? Yes, because its an excellent demonstration of how a film maker should do a spinoff from a franchise. So how does this film rank in the Star Wars canon? Third best, […]

The Martian

The Martian is the denouement of the statistics-driven model of modern studio film-making. Its the best movie of the moment but it will be forgotten in five years.

Ruthless Recommendations- Good Horror Films now Available for streaming on Netflix/Amazon/YouTube

Here is your obligatory horror movie recommendations article.

Black Mass

Gangster films are a pageant of the state, an affirmation of the police order which governs America.

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

It is incoherent in plot, immature in anxiety, inept in dialogue, immoderate in pacing, immodest in taste, indolent in cinematography. It is one of the most miserable collisions of apathy and pretension that Ive had the misfortune to observe.

Terminator Genisys Review

The Terminator movie franchise is out there. It cannot be bargained with. It cant be reasoned with. Its doesnt feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it will absolutely not stop, ever, until every movie studio executive is convinced that there is not a penny more profit to be made from it.

Inside Out

Inside Out is a masterpiece of children’s cinema, because it combines together three important processes for children. Inside Out is the healthiest children’s film yet made. And for that it has my warmest endorsement.