Broken City (2013)

Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is a New York city cop who got off on a technicality following his execution of a supposed rapist/murder. Discharged from the force by his Captain (Jeffrey Wright), Taggart is viewed highly by Mayor Hostetler (Russell Crowe) for taking out the trash with a common thug. Seven years later, Hostetler, amidst a re- election battle against golden boy city councilman Jack … Continue reading Broken City (2013)

Adventure Boyz (2019)

Local Speedway racer dad Mike Harris and his wife, Lucy, are drifting apart. She reluctantly leaves her two sons, Sam and Jake in his charge while she returns to the US on business. Action-hungry Harris loves the adrenaline of getting out there and feeling alive by physically experiencing his sport, while his sons have started to discover new ways of encountering sports. Disappointed by the … Continue reading Adventure Boyz (2019)

Official Secrets (2019)

The release of Official Secrets (2019) coincides with the current US President telling the world he gladly accepts intelligence dirt on political opponents irrespective of source. With impeccable timing, the film shows how such dirt-gathering can potentially impact the course of history. Based on real events, Katharine Gun (Keira Knightly) is a surveillance employee in Britain’s Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ). In early 2003, she sees … Continue reading Official Secrets (2019)

Doctor Sleep (2019)

The ever-beautiful Rebecca Ferguson and a favorite from the Fargo series, Zahn McClarnon team up to bring us some somewhat scary, but more so eerie/creepy moments in this adaptation of King’s Doctor Sleep. For the most part, and with the help of Ewan McGregor who plays an alcoholic, grown-up version of The Shining’s Danny Torrence, they pull it off. While Doctor Sleep is a rather … Continue reading Doctor Sleep (2019)

Debt Collectors (2020)

“No more hurting my fellow man”. Oh really. Then how come the characters in Debt Collectors “hurt” and spit like no one’s business. I mean male bodies are pounded like tenderized meat trolled out at a Four-star steakhouse. Whoever was in charge of the sound editing via many blaring punches needs a little recognition. Anyway, “Collectors” is a cleanly-staged action film, a pseudo-martial arts mantra, … Continue reading Debt Collectors (2020)

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

Crafted with restraint, told with startling composure, and all the more uplifted by Kika Magalhaes’ downright deranged performance, The Eyes of My Mother is a disquieting, disturbing & demented psychological horror that paints one of the most unsettling portraits of loneliness & perversion but it isn’t a film that’s meant to appease all. The Eyes of My Mother tells the story of Francisca, a young … Continue reading The Eyes of My Mother (2016)