A Quiet Place

Film Title

A Quiet Place

Synopsis

A family is forced to survive in almost total silence as horrific blind aliens hunt by sound alone.

Director

John Krasinski

Cast

Emily Blunt
John Krasinski
Millicent Simmonds
Noah Jupe
Cade Woodward

A Quiet Place I just reviewed another horror movie, Winchester earlier this week. It was dreadful. This week’s movie was a horror/thriller orchestrated by John Krasinski, who also played a lead role alongside his real world wife Emily Blunt. Like I stated in another review, horror is not my movie genre of choice. If Get […]

Winchester (2018)

Film Title

Winchester (2018)

Synopsis

A failed attempt to make the Winchester Mansion into a horror movie.

Director

The Spierig Brothers

Cast

Helen Mirren
Sarah Snook
Jason Clarke
Tyler Coppin

Winchester (2018) is a movie that was based on the true story of the heiress to the enormous fortune of the Winchester Rifle Company. The great Helen Mirren plays Sarah Winchester who lived in an ever-expanding creepy mansion that she was convinced was haunted by the ghosts of the humans retired by her dead husband’s […]

Dollman (1991)

Film Title

Dollman (1991)

Synopsis

He’s only got 12 inches on Earth, but he knows how to use them.

Director

Albert Pyun

Cast

Tim Tomerson
Jackie Earl Haley
Frank Collision
Kamala Lopez
Nicholas Guest
Judd Omen
Vincent Klyn

I’ve been meaning to review this movie forever. Dollman was released in 1991, but if any movie begs to be reviewed in the 80’s action format, it is the totally ruthless and bad-assed Tim Thomerson as Brick Bardo in Dollman. I have this movie on Amazon and even have a VHS tape copy of this […]

Dear Dictator

Film Title

Dear Dictator

Synopsis

A Banana Republic Dictator and a High School brat team up to make one of the worst movies ever.

Director

Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse

Cast

Michael Caine
Odeya Rush
Katie Holmes
Seth Green
Jason Briggs
Who Cares

Tatiania Mills (Odeya Rush) will dislodge and eat ABC (Already Been Chewed) gum from beneath the water fountain to taunt and gross out her adversaries at school. Sir Michael Caine again does the equivalent to his career by starring in this mindless atrocity. Michael Caine plays a deposed British Caribbean Republic dictator who comes the […]

Sherlock Gnomes

Film Title

Sherlock Gnomes

Synopsis

The gnomes must be saved, but why?

Director

John Stevenson

Cast

Emily Blunt
Johnny Depp
Chiwetel Ejiofor
James McAvoy
Mary J. Blige

O.K. I used to be wracked with guilt as I refused to watch or review animation and most comic book or superhero movies. I felt really bad since I browbeat Al (who no longer speaks to me) into actually spending his own money to watch and review The Emoji Movie. Since then, I have tried […]

Peter Rabbit (2018)

Film Title

Peter Rabbit (2018)

Synopsis

All cute little bunny rabbits need to die

Director

Will Gluck

Cast

James Cordon
Domhnall Gleeson
Sam Neill
Margot Robbie
Rose Byrne
Other random animal voices

Peter Rabbit (2018) Don’t ask me why I watched this. Perhaps a little dementia is creeping in to go along with my boredom and post oral surgery misery. I really don’t know why. The charming classic story of Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter was the basis of this book. From the very get-go, there […]

Tangerine (2015)

Film Title

Tangerine (2015)

Synopsis

This is like no Christmas Eve you have ever seen as a transvestite hooker tears through Hollywood looking for a skanky ‘ho and her cheating Chester.

Director

Sean Baker

Cast

Kitana Kiki Rodriguez
Mya Taylor
Karren Karagulian
Mickey O'Hagan
James Ransone
Ana Foxx

I was so impressed with Sean Baker’s The Florida Project that I immediately checked out his other film, Tangerine (2015). I was not disappointed. Tangerine is an indie film that was made entirely with an iPhone 5. Unbelievable. This gritty film is about a couple of transvestites, a Donut Shop, and an Armenian cab driver […]

The Florida Project

Film Title

The Florida Project

Synopsis

In the shadow of Disney World, some Americans struggle for their mere existence.

Director

Sean Baker

Cast

Willem DaFoe
Brooklynn Prince
Bria Vinaitee
Valeria Cotto
Mela Murder
Josie Olivo

I thought I was finished with 2017 films, but any film that involves mostly children that Matt Cale gushes over, certainly gets my attention. The Florida Project is a unique film created by Sean Baker of Tangerine fame. This movie is about Americans who are on the margin of a society of people who live […]

The Breadwinner

Film Title

The Breadwinner

Synopsis

A horrific animated account of life under the rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Director

Nora Tworney

Cast

Saary Chaudry
Soma Chhaya
Noorin Gulamgaus
Laara Sadiq
Ali Badshah

The Breadwinner is an animated movie. I generally avoid this type of movie, but even at my old age I’m trying to broaden my movie-watching horizons. This award winning movie was also nominated for an Oscar for best animated film of 2017. The animation was simple, stunning; the story sobering and terrifying. This film depicts […]

The Death of Stalin

Film Title

The Death of Stalin

Synopsis

This blistering satire of the aftermath of the death of Stalin is banned in the former USSR.

Director

Armando Iannucci

Cast

Adrian McLoughlin
Simon Russell Beale
Jeffrey Tambor
Steve Buscemi
Michael Palin
Olga Kurylenko
Dermot Crowley
Paul Whitehouse
Paul Chahidi
Rupert Friend
Jason Isaacs

The Death of Stalin is a blistering satire and coal-black comedy that chronicled the actual events surrounding the death of one of the most evil human beings in history. Armando Iannucci created a film that made genocide, gulags, random murder, child rape, high-level paranoia, backstabbing and paralyzing incompetence, all hilarious. After the death of Joseph […]