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 […]

Rubber (2010)

Film Title

Rubber (2010)

Synopsis

Pretentious French director drops a steaming loaf on unsuspecting viewers

Director

Quinten Dupieux

Cast

Stephen Spinella
Jack Plotnick
Wings Hauser
Roxane Mesquida
David Bowe
Ethan Cohn
Charley Koontz
Robert (the tire)

“It’s already boring” -some nameless little kid. “All great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason,” -desert cop Lt. Chad. That sums up this awful film. The movie review should stop right here as that is all that really needs to be said. There is an old adage that goes somewhat like […]

Nocturnal Animals

Film Title

Nocturnal Animals

Synopsis

A novel from an ex-spouse devastates an art gallery owner who must now confront the Past, the Present and the Fiction.

Director

Tom Ford

Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal
Amy Adams
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Michael Shannon
Army Hammer
Isla Fisher
Laura Linney

The opening imagery in Nocturnal Animals was not merely a shocking punch to the eyeballs, nor a garish tribute to someone like David Lynch. It was a flesh fair of the absurd, and dual lens into the stunning, but unhappy gallery owner, Susan Morrow. This opening gave some the validation to immediately hate, walk out, […]

THE TOP TEN CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHARACTERS

“Mankind was my business!” -Jacob Marley Please check out all of our always respectful and reverent Christmas Reviews here. The Christmas season has wound down and the reflection begins. We all have our favorite Christmas movie classics, but what about some of those memorable and Ruthless characters that made the movies what they are? I […]