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 […]
Film TitleThe Foreigner (2017)
A businessman fights terrorism, his past, and government officials
Film TitleBlade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 is a visual masterpiece and cerebral joy
Anna De Armas
Edward James Olmos
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 […]
Film TitleIt (2017)
A group of bullied kids band together when a shape-shifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
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 […]
Film TitleAll Eyez on Me
The hologram is finally extinguished
Demetrius Shipp Jr.
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. […]
Film TitleAlien 3
Alien 3: Ripley and the Xenomorph Go to Prison.
Charles S. Dutton
Alien 3– The Ninth Circle of Development Hell 1 Hour, 54 minutes. Rated R for graphic autopsies, bodily mutilation galore. Is this film worth my time? Only if you’re a David Fincher completest or somebody who likes extra-sour excursions in grim-dark. Who is this film perfect for? People who just wished that Alien was grittier, […]
Film TitleLand of Mine (sandet)
German POW’s are forced to clear beaches of land mines
Land of Mine (sandet) 1 hour 40 minutes, R for extreme bodily mutilation. Fair Value of Land of Mine: $9.00. It falls in a middle range of films about ordnance disposal, better than The Hurt Locker but not as good as Bravo Two Zero. The Summer Camp from Hell: To the innocents are bequeathed the […]
Film TitleThe Red Turtle
The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
DirectorMichael Dudok de wit
The Red Turtle 90 minutes, Rated G Fair Value of The Red Turtle:$9.00. Beautiful art and animation at a languid pace. Is this film worth my time? Do you like the idea of Herge, Miyazaki, and Gauguin working together? This film is a moving picture in the truest sense, a 90 minute montage of art. […]
Film TitleA Cure for Wellness
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps.
A Cure for Wellness-2 hours, 26 minutes Rated (R) for copious geriatric nudity, graphic dental torture, body horror Tagline: The cure for the human condition is disease Who is this film perfect for? People who wish that Dario Argento had been given a really big Hollywood budget during his prime. A Cure for Wellness is […]
Film TitleDoctor Strange (2016)
A former neurosurgeon delves into the mystical arts
Film Review- Dr. Strange (2016) PG 13 for very mild gore, 115 minutes, 2 Stinger Scenes Fair Value of Dr. Strange: $10.00. Its a competent superhero film that manages the usual Marvel movie balance of light comedy and action. Is this film worth my time? It’s not stale popcorn. Jumping across multiple realities with the […]
Film TitleHacksaw Ridge
A man tries to be a pacifist and a patriot during World War Two, and gets it the hard way.
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.