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. […]

Blade Runner 2049- A cinephile’s dream come true

Film Title

Blade Runner 2049

Synopsis

“I didn’t want anyone else to fuck it up” -Denis Villeneuve

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

I have seen a few movies in my lifetime, but seldom had I been as moved as I was with this cinematic masterpiece. Blade Runner 2049 is a cinephile’s dream come true. I just returned from my second viewing and although it did not have the Wow! of the initial, unspoiled viewing, the second viewing […]

The Snowman

Film Title

The Snowman

Synopsis

The documentary of a retired porn-star-turned-detective living in Oslo.

Director

Tomas Alfredson

Cast

Michael Fassbender
Rebecca Ferguson
J.K. Simmons
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Jonas Karlsson
Toby Jones
James D'Arcy
Val Kilmer

The Iceman Cometh. The Snowman. Oh man, am I proud of that tagline. I always try to avoid using clunky puns in my taglines, and this movie just begs for something hacky like “This movie leaves everything out in the cold” or “You just got snowed in” or “‘Snow joke this movie is bad.” For […]

The Foreigner (2017)

Film Title

The Foreigner

Synopsis

An IRA headman’s worst nightmare – an old man bent on revenge.

Director

Martin Campbell

Cast

Jackie Chan
Pierce Brosnan
Katie Leung
Rufus Jones
Mark Tandy

Jackie Chan for the win. Of all the actors you’ve seen in a film or television, can you name one that appears to love their job more than Chan? You know when you hear he’s in a new movie, you are in. You don’t even need to know the title; just when the film opens […]

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 […]

American Made

Film Title

American Made

Synopsis

A history lesson about the contras and how one bored pilot had a whole lot of fun.

Director

Doug Liman

Cast

Tom Cruise
Sarah Wright
Domhnall Gleeson
Alejandro Edda
Mauicio Mejia

This actually happened. If the only thing you think of when you hear the word contra is up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-b-a-b-a-select-start, youre not alone. Even with as much history as I consume, I still haven’t jumped into the events of the late 1970s and early 1980s involving the Central and South American rebels and their U.S. backing. But, […]

mother!

Film Title

mother!

Synopsis

God interacts with Earth and her mother and chaos is inevitable

Director

Darren Aronofsky

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence
Javier Bardem
Michelle Pfeiffer
Ed Harris

“This is my body, eat. This is my blood, drink” –The Eucharist “The Bible was the Christmas Tree that allowed me to hang these ornaments on it” -Darren Aronofsky explaining the influence of The Bible on his movie “You never loved me. You only loved how I loved you.” —mother (Jennifer Lawrence) to Him (Javier […]

NFL Week 4: Liars and Swearers Edition

Words fail me. There was a time when taking a knee meant taking a knee (see featured image) I’d like to think I’m not easily taken off guard. At this point I am fully aware that the President of the United States possesses the same temper and capacity for restraint as Poison Idea. I’ve regarded […]

Junebug (2005)

Film Title

Junebug (2005)

Synopsis

And things are only getting worse

Director

Phil Morrison

Cast

Embeth Davidtz
David Kuhn
Allesandro Nivola
Amy Adams
Ben McKenzie
Celia Weston

The greatest of all crimes in American life is not rape, or murder, or even the public declaration of one’s opposition to Jesus, but rather the assumption of superiority…