Unsane | Movie Review

When you get a pebble in your shoe, it can be anything from a minor annoyance to a severe distraction which keeps you from being able to concentrate on anything else. Unsane put a fist-sized rock in my shoe, and it took away from what might have been a much better movie. Keep in mind that I have sat through two different 50 Shades movies when I say that I nearly walked out of this

Phantom Thread | Movie Review

In 2007 I saw a film that completely floored me. It was about a self-centered prospector in the early 1900’s who was obsessed with drilling for oil and would stop at nothing to stomp all over anyone who opposed him. The film was called There Will Be Blood and it made me begin to appreciate the works of director Paul Thomas Anderson. From then on I sought out all of his previous films: Hard Eight,

The Commuter | Movie Review

There is comfort in routine. It is soothing to be able to have an idea of how the events of any given day will likely unfold. There is a sense of security in the known. But how many times does that routine fall apart and set up a chain of events that spirals further and further out of the comfort zone? The Commuter is a potpourri of elements that come together to bring some of

Wind River | Movie Review

"How do you gauge someone's will to live?" It's a question posed by the lead character in this modern Western set in the bone chilling mountains of the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming. The story follows Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), who is a hunter for the US Fish and Wildlife, as he discovers the frozen corpse of a local Native American woman. FBI is called in to investigate but with limited resources, the agent sent is

Gold | Movie Review

Director Stephen Gaghan doesn’t have a tremendous amount of Hollywood credit but his career still has some hefty weight to it. Stephen was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 6th, 1965. He attended Kentucky Country Day School where he was an All-State Soccer player and held an assist record for almost three decades. From there he went to the University of Kentucky where he developed his writing chops and partook in the “Semester at Sea”

A CURE FOR WELLNESS | New Trailer, Poster And Images!

a cure for wellness movie

Accept the diagnosis. Take the Cure.   Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF1rLFCdewU   Synopsis 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.  He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.  When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the

JASON BOURNE | Movie Review

Paul Greengrass has had a fairly successful career as a film director thus far. He started off doing a TV series documentary called World in Action in 1985 and then made his first feature film in 1989 entitled Resurrected - the true story of a British Soldier that was left behind after the war with Argentina. Since then he directed a lot of TV movies and smaller, independent films up until 2004. That's when he

EX MACHINA | Movie Review

While you may be very familiar with the films that he has written, Alex Garland is mostly an unknown celebrity name. He was born in London, England and received a Bachelor's degree in Art History from the University of Manchester. He wrote the novel The Beach which was later adapted into the film of the same name by director Danny Boyle. In addition, he wrote screenplays for such films as: 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and

FOCUS | Movie Review

Willard Christopher Smith Jr. also known as "Will Smith" is one of the most recognizable actors working today. Just like the song says, he was born and raised in West Philadelphia where he was the second of four children. Growing up he received the nickname "Prince" because he could charm his way out of a bad situation. Years later, he fell in love with performing music, joined up with Jeffrey A. Townes, and became the

“The Counselor” Movie Review

Director Ridley Scott has created some of cinema’s most cherished and noteworthy films. He began his professional career in 1965 by skipping around and directing numerous TV shows. It wasn’t until fourteen years later when he shot into the public eye by directing the horror/sci-fi classic entitled Alien. Since then he has been able to show that he can tackle nearly any genre as well as help evolve cinema by introducing new technologies as well