Insomnia is the third feature film for filmmaker Christopher Nolan and gives him a bigger playground with a trio of Oscar winners. This is the only film in Nolan’s career that he didn’t write. One, it is a remake of an earlier Norwegian film. Two, Nolan has his first studio film and a medium-sized budget. Slowly but surely, everything is coming into place for taking his career to the next level with The Dark Knight…"Insomnia: Another Christopher Nolan Psychological Thriller"
The Core may be among the worst disaster thrillers as far as realism is concerned but the the film’s cast keeps it entertaining. I had hoped to watch the film in time for its 20th anniversary in March. Unfortunately, Paramount Home Entertainment did not make the 4K UHD release available for review. Had they done so, I’d have worked with a terrible depression to try my best to get a viewing in. As such, I…"The Core: A Delayed 20th Anniversary Viewing"
Fatale, the new thriller from Deon Taylor, misses the mark in one of the final theatrical releases to ring out the dumpster fire. Sports agent Derrick (Michael Ealy) may be successful in life but he’s not so successful in vetting his one-night stands. Seriously. How can someone be so foolish enough? I swear people vet their Facebook friend requests more than they vet their one-night stands. Seriously. One thing that is certain about one-night stands:…"Fatale: Thriller Misses The Mark"
The Hunt is now available for audiences to own on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital following a shortened theatrical run in March. While my original review ran in March, I’m not exactly sure that I’d write the same words at the moment. The climate has changed so much since the press screening. If you had told me that the world as we knew it was going to change just over 24 hours later, I’d have written…"The Hunt Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD"
The Hunt, the latest film from Blumhouse Productions, is the dark satire for our times as the film finally sees a theatrical release. At the heart of The Hunt is a conspiracy theory surrounding Manorgate where the liberal elite are slaughtering deplorables. Those aren’t my words but that in which we hear spoken on screen. Much of the conspiracy theories surrounding the film feel rather realistic to how conservatives are talking today. Maybe not all…"The Hunt: A Satire For Our Times"
Strong performances lift up What They Had as one Chicago family realizes that they must come to a decision on what to do about a loved one’s health. It’s the blistery cold of December when Ruth (Blythe Danner) has wondered off again. Not knowing where she is, Bert (Robert Forster) calls Nick (Michael Shannon) who in term calls California-based sister Bridget (Hilary Swank). The next thing we know, Bridget and her daughter, Emma (Taissa Farmiga),…"TIFF 2018: What They Had"
With the release of Logan Lucky, director Steven Soderbergh is back in a big way with a very funny heist caper. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt, the heist film stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig. Logan Lucky was produced as a test to see if indie filmmakers…"Logan Lucky: Steven Soderbergh is Back!"