Run (2020)

In this simple, but fun plot, director Aneesh Chaganty maintains a tight narrative, executes some brilliant editing, and draws out from his two female leads nail-biting performances that make this thriller well worth a watch. OBLIGATORY PLOT RECAP: Chloe is a highly-intelligent, capable 17-year-old girl with a slew of physical disabilities and ailments. Regardless, she is looking forward to shrugging off her small-town life and … Continue reading Run (2020)

Run Hide Fight (2020)

A decent Thriller which focuses on the intrinsic value of heroism and selflessness rather than glamorizing and glorifying violence. It does not set out to prove or relay an agenda. This movie is a story of courage in the face of psychological trauma. It’s not Citizen Kane, but it’s a solid watch with good editing, good acting and a solid art direction. The trailer gave … Continue reading Run Hide Fight (2020)

The Fugitive (1993)

Nothing is more thrilling to see than two characters with superior intelligences, pitting their wits against each other. A thriller does not require a great deal of plot or techno-babble to be involving or complex, although many distributors of blockbusters today seem to think so. For these reasons, “The Fugitive” is a huge blessing for a movie critic such as I. I was just thrilled … Continue reading The Fugitive (1993)

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan has had an odd time at the movies. So far 3 actors and as many directors have had a go at him, with varying degrees of success. Hunt for Red October might come up in conversations more often, but it’s hard to get past the silliness of Sean Connery pretending to be Russian (and speaking worse Russian than Baldwin’s American character). … Continue reading Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Courage Under Fire (1996)

Edward Zwick’s second war-based movie (following the successful GLORY) is almost as good as his first, and every bit as watchable. I have particularly liked stories that use different viewpoints to tell the same story (hence creating different versions of the same story). These types of movies stemmed no doubt from Akira Kurosawa’s epic RASHOMON, and while films that use this strategy rarely live up … Continue reading Courage Under Fire (1996)

To: Gerard (2020)

This magical 7-minute animation short feature is written and directed by Taylor Meacham, of DreamWorks Animation, and it premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France in June 2020. lInspired by his Father, Meacham shares how an Adult has the precious opportunity to give a Child the ability to dream of their own possibilities. The retro feel of this story is perfectly set … Continue reading To: Gerard (2020)