X (2022) – TI WEST SLASHER FLICK ASKS SOME INTERESTING QUESTIONS

X is a 2022 independent slasher film written, directed, produced and edited by Ti West. It is from arthouse distributor A24 and a slasher movie about what really horrifies us. Writer/director Ti West (from The House of the Devil fame) builds a movie that a youth-obsessed society is far more terrified than a evil boogeyman,Continue reading “X (2022) – TI WEST SLASHER FLICK ASKS SOME INTERESTING QUESTIONS”

THE GRAY MAN (2022) – NETFLIX ACTION THRILLER IS ENTERTAINING BUT PREDICTABLE

The Gray Man is a 2022 American action thriller film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Mark Greaney. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Page, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Dhanush, Alfre Woodard, and Billy Bob Thornton.Continue reading “THE GRAY MAN (2022) – NETFLIX ACTION THRILLER IS ENTERTAINING BUT PREDICTABLE”

NOPE (2022) – SAY HELLLLLLLLL NOPE TO JORDAN PEELE’S SCI-FI DOWNER

Nope is a 2022 American science fiction horror film written, directed, and co-produced by Jordan Peele under his Monkeypaw Productions banner. It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, and Brandon Perea, the film follows two horse-wrangling siblings who attempt to capture evidence of an unidentified flying object. Sounds good? It isn’t. TheContinue reading “NOPE (2022) – SAY HELLLLLLLLL NOPE TO JORDAN PEELE’S SCI-FI DOWNER”

THE NORTHMAN (2022) – ROBERT EGGERS DELIVERS HYPER-VIOLENT VIKING VENGEANCE BRILLIANTLY

The Northman is a 2022 American epic historical action thriller film directed by Robert Eggers. Based on the legend of Amleth, the film stars co-producer Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe. The film is heavily influenced by Norse mythology. It demands audiences deconstruct overbearing patriarchal values, masculineContinue reading “THE NORTHMAN (2022) – ROBERT EGGERS DELIVERS HYPER-VIOLENT VIKING VENGEANCE BRILLIANTLY”

THOR – LOVE AND THUNDER (2022) – WOKE THOR IS A DOWNER DESPITE INITIAL PROMISE

Thor: Love and Thunder is a 2022 American superhero comedy film based on the Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directedContinue reading “THOR – LOVE AND THUNDER (2022) – WOKE THOR IS A DOWNER DESPITE INITIAL PROMISE”

THE BLACK PHONE (2021) – ETHAN HAWKE SHINES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR THRILLER

The Black Phone is a 2021 American supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and stars stars Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, and Ethan Hawke. The Black Phone is about a child who after being kidnapped is able to communicate with the former captives of his abductor. The movie is based onContinue reading “THE BLACK PHONE (2021) – ETHAN HAWKE SHINES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR THRILLER”

THE LOST CITY (2022) – LOW-KEY ENTERTAINER DOESN’T DISAPPOINT

The Lost City is an action-comedy released in 2022. It stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum as a romance novelist and her cover model, who must escape a billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) and find the lost ancient city described in one of her books. The film co-stars Da’Vine Joy Randolph, with cameo appearances by Brad PittContinue reading “THE LOST CITY (2022) – LOW-KEY ENTERTAINER DOESN’T DISAPPOINT”

RANG DE BASANTI (2006) – COMING OF AGE MOVIE THAT MADE BOLLYWOOD GROW UP

Rang De Basanti (literal translation: Paint it Saffron ) is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language drama film written, produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Cyrus Sahukar, Kunal Kapoor and British actress Alice Patten. It follows a British filmContinue reading “RANG DE BASANTI (2006) – COMING OF AGE MOVIE THAT MADE BOLLYWOOD GROW UP”

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022) -A THRILLING EXPLORATION OF THE MULTIVERSE IN MARVEL’S LATEST OFFERING

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a 2022 American superhero film is the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) and the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg,Continue reading “DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022) -A THRILLING EXPLORATION OF THE MULTIVERSE IN MARVEL’S LATEST OFFERING”

DEATH RACE (2008) – CARS AND BLOOD FLOW FREELY IN THIS JASON STATHAM ACTION FLICK

Death Race is a 2008 American dystopian action thriller film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It stars Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, and Joan Allen. The premise is straightforward – in 2012, the collapse of the US economy and the subsequent increase in crime rates leads to the rise of privatizedContinue reading “DEATH RACE (2008) – CARS AND BLOOD FLOW FREELY IN THIS JASON STATHAM ACTION FLICK”

THE BATMAN (2022) – A MOVIE THAT IS LOYAL TO THE TRUE ESSENCE OF BATMAN

The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film and a reboot of the Batman film franchise. This reboot brings in Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/The Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz (Catwoman), Paul Dano (The Riddler), Jeffrey Wright (Lt. James Gordon), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), Andy Serkis (Alfred), and Colin Farrell (The Penguin). The movie is directedContinue reading “THE BATMAN (2022) – A MOVIE THAT IS LOYAL TO THE TRUE ESSENCE OF BATMAN”

KING RICHARD (2021) – WILL SMITH SHOWS US WHY HE DESERVES AN OSCAR IN AN INSPIRATIONAL BIOPIC

King Richard is a 2021 American biographical drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin. It follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, who were executive producers of the film. It stars Will Smith in the title role. It isContinue reading “KING RICHARD (2021) – WILL SMITH SHOWS US WHY HE DESERVES AN OSCAR IN AN INSPIRATIONAL BIOPIC”

COME AND SEE (1985) – SOVIET WAR FILM SHOWS THE TRUE HORRORS OF WAR

Come and See (Russian: Idi i smotri) is a 1985 Soviet anti-war film directed by Elem Klimov and starring Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova. The film focuses on the Nazi German occupation of Belarus, and the events as witnessed by a young Belarusian partisan teenager named Flyora, who—against his mother’s wishes—joins the Belarusian resistance movement,Continue reading “COME AND SEE (1985) – SOVIET WAR FILM SHOWS THE TRUE HORRORS OF WAR”

ETERNALS (2021) – PREPARE FOR ETERNAL BOREDOM IN THIS #DIVERSITY SNORE-FEST

Eternals is a 2021 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics of the same name. It is the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Chloé Zhao, of Nomadland fame. As with most Marvel films, this one has an ensemble cast with even Angelina Jolie and Salma HayekContinue reading “ETERNALS (2021) – PREPARE FOR ETERNAL BOREDOM IN THIS #DIVERSITY SNORE-FEST”

NO TIME TO DIE (2021) – THE NAME IS BOND, “WOKE” BOND

No Time To Die, which for the sake of typing I am going to refer to as NTTD in this post, is a 2021 spy film and the twenty-fifth in the James Bond series. It is the last featuring Daniel Craig play the 007 we enjoyed for such a long time. Sadly, if the wokeContinue reading “NO TIME TO DIE (2021) – THE NAME IS BOND, “WOKE” BOND”