Category Archives: Film

Halloween – Film Review

If you go by the numbers, technically, the new Halloween is the eleventh in the series. However, director David Gordon Green wants you to forget the middle nine. Evidently, like Bobby Ewing’s wake-up call in the shower, we have to assume all those previous outings were dreams, or in this case, nightmares. Not a difficult […]

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The Hate U Give – Film Review

“I was nine-years-old when I got the talk.” Those are the words of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) spoken as a voice-over during the opening sequence to director George Tillman Jr.’s devastating new drama, The Hate U Give. The ‘talk’ Starr is referring to is the one her father, Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) gives to […]

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First Man – Film Review

In his youth, before he passed his driving test, Neil Armstrong earned his pilot’s license. Unlike most teenagers of his age, his fascination for flying far surpassed his interest in anything else, including having a girlfriend or driving cars. While that small nugget isn’t included in director Damien Chazelle’s epic drama First Man, it is […]

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Tea with the Dames – Film Review

Titled Nothing Like A Dame on its initial release for English audiences, the new highly entertaining documentary from director Roger Michell has finally crossed the Atlantic, but with a new and more literal moniker. Stateside cinemas and those who can stream it for the home will see it as Tea with the Dames, for that’s […]

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The Old Man & the Gun – Film Review

Forrest Tucker was a real-life career criminal who enjoyed what he did. He was an escape artist. He escaped from prison 18 times successfully and 12 times unsuccessfully. That’s how the man himself described things. He favored bank robberies, usually small banks in small towns, and is thought to have amassed more than four million […]

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Sacred Journeys – Special Report: Film Review

Ask any visitor to Sedona and they’ll tell you; among the many breathtaking sights to enjoy, the most spectacular of all is the clarity of a cloudless, night sky. It’s where the inky blackness above looks to be literally sprayed with twinkling stars. Knowing that the nearest star is a few million light years away […]

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