Moonlight

Film Title

Moonlight

Synopsis

A Silent Movie about a gay, black, celibate drug dealer

Director

Barry Jenkins

Cast

Mahershala Ali
Shariff Earp
Duan Sanderson
Alex R. Hibbert
Janelle Monae
Naomie Harris
Jaden Piner
Ashton Sanders

After the biggest and most ridiculous gaff in Oscar history (If you’re working or driving, don’t text), Moonlight was belatedly awarded the coveted Best Picture Oscar, not by Warren Beatty, but by the gracious director of La La Land. The pressure to love and praise the 2017 Best Film was beyond irresistible. After all, I […]

Get Out

Film Title

Get Out

Synopsis

When a couple visits the girlfriend’s parents, interracial dating is set back 75 years as a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Director

Jordan Peele

Cast

Daniel Kaluuya
Allison Williams
Catherine Keener
Bradford Whitford
Betty Gabriel
Marcus Henderson
LaKeith Stanfield
Caleb Landry Jones
LilRel Howery

Get Out is a masterpiece of impossibility made into a wonderful horror movie. It is a first time effort by writer and director Jordan Peele who is a comedy writer known for the TV series Key and Peele and a few other things. How about a great horror thriller with elements of The Stepford Wives, […]

The Beckoning Silence (2007)

Film Title

The Beckoning Silence (2007)

Synopsis

Joe Simpson from Touching the Void confronts the The North Face of the Eiger

Director

Louise Osmond

Cast

Joe Simpson
Roger Schali
Simon Antharmattan
Andreas Abegglen
Cyrille Berthod
Steven Mackintosh

The Docu-Movie Touching the Void is the Godfather of all mountain climbing movies. Just watching this movie turned Roger Ebert into a quivering, blubbering mess. Touching the Void is a Docu-drama based on the calamitous events that occurred when Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempted to ascend and descend the Siula Grande in Peru. Beyond […]

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul

Film Title

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul

Synopsis

Sebastian Copeland saves the earth and his vanity by strolling to the North Pole

Director

Sebastian Copeland

Cast

Sebastian Copeland
Some other neglected guy (Keith Heger)

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul I really enjoy most documentaries about man v. nature, especially in a cold weather setting. Happy People was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding documentaries ever, and what else would you expect from the great Werner Herzog? Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul, unlike […]

Meru

Film Title

Meru

Synopsis

Meru is the 2015 documentary of 3 men who were the first to conquer the “shark’s fin” rock face of Meru

Director

Jimmy Chin

Cast

Conrad Anker
Jimmy Chin
Renan Ozturk
Jennifer Lowe-Anker

My attitude towards extreme mountain climbing varies between amazement and admiration for something like Touching the Void, to disdain and disgust at self-important trust fund kids who pollute places like Mt. Everest with their corpses and oxygen bottles. The shark fin of Mt. Meru in the Indian Himalayas has been characterized as the anti-Everest. More […]

Patriots Day

Film Title

Patriots Day

Synopsis

The story of the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon

Director

Peter Berg

Cast

Mark Wahlberg
Kevin Bacon
John Goodman
J.K. Simmons
Jimmy O. Yang
Alex Wolff
Themo Melikidze
Melissa Benoist

On April 15th, 2013 the city of Boston and the nation were rocked when radical Islamics Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev exploded two bombs near the finish line of The Boston Marathon. Patriots Day was a gripping film that focused on the people affected by this heinous act, and the fervent police and FBI investigation in […]

The Founder

Film Title

The Founder

Synopsis

 

This movie is about Crosses, Flags, Arches and the American Way.

Director

John Lee Hancock

Cast

Michael Keaton
Nick Offerman
John Carroll Lynch
Laura Dern
Linda Cardellini
Kate Kneeland
Justin Randell Brooke



Chances are that you have either seen, driven by, or even eaten at a McDonald’s franchise in the past couple of days. They are virtually everywhere, except in outer space, but I hear they are working on that too. I know this states the obvious, but have you ever wondered how this establishment, that is […]

La La Land

Film Title

LaLa Land

Synopsis

An aspiring actress and a jazz pianist provide the perfect chemistry for a wonderful film

Director

Damien Chazelle

Cast

Emma Stone
Ryan Gosling
J. K. Simmons
John Legend

I guess it was inevitable that I was to see this movie. After watching it there were really not enough words to describe it, and ever fewer to describe the incredible number of non-professional troll reviewers at IMDB who predictably hated it. One proud reviewer even boasted that he left after 20 minutes, went to […]

Road to the Well (2016)

Film Title

Road to the Well (2016)

Synopsis

A devastating tragedy tests the best of friendships

Director

Jon Cvack

Cast

Micah Parker
Rosalie McIntire
Laurence Fuller
Barak Hardley
Marshall R. Teague
Caitlin Gallogly
Paul T. Murray
Tim Martin Gleason
Michelle LaFrance
Bill Lewis
Marsha Rodd
Jeannie Hackett
Nancy Daly
Jordana Capra
David Lengel

I was pleasantly surprised when I was contacted by multi-talented director and writer Jon Cvack, inviting me to screen, review and analyze his new film, Road To The Well. Road to the Well (2016) is an Indie film that is the first full-length movie for Jon Cvack and was made on a budget of only […]

Five More Movies To Watch In 2017-International Version

Editor’s Note: We love our readers. We even love them when they tell us that we suck. We especially love our readers who point out that there are films made outside of ‘Merica. Great films. Here is a list of recommended films submitted by Dave Thatcher. Well, Goat, far be it from me to not […]