Villains (2019)

“Villains” is a long-awaited indie from two filmmakers I’ve been rooting for ever since their overlooked debut feature “Body” back in 2015 – Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. After that came their decent follow-up to “Stake Land” in 2016 & Now “Villains” – their absolute best so far. A quirky, wild and demented horror comedy, supported strongly by four amazing performances, pleasant and polished cinematography … Continue reading Villains (2019)

Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)

1. Big fan of Michael Jai White, which I made clear in my other reviews, especially Blood and Bone, which is a must-see. Called him “the most under-utilized MMA asset in Hollywood.” 2. Guess he got tired of waiting for a phone call, because MJW as “director” cast himself in Never Back Down 2 which, for a low budget effort, was a really tight little … Continue reading Never Back Down: No Surrender (2016)

Out of the Furnace (2013)

When I saw the cast list, I knew there would be some wonderful performances, but I was surprised at how they uniformly surpassed my expectations. I believe it’s Bale’s best work so far, and that’s saying something. Likewise with Affleck, Harrelson and Saldana. The rest of the cast was wonderful as well. There is one scene in particular (I won’t spoil it here) where an … Continue reading Out of the Furnace (2013)

The Drop (2014)

Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Naomi Rapace, and Matthias Schoenaerts star in “The Drop” from 2014. With a script written by Dennis Lehane, good direction by Michael R. Roskam, and brilliant acting, this is an excellent film. Bob Saginowski (Hardy) works at a bar formerly owned by his cousin Marv (Gandolfini), now mob-run, which means that every once in a while, the bar is the drop … Continue reading The Drop (2014)

Mulan (2020)

Honestly I’ve enjoyed watching the movie, this is an achingly beautiful movie. The filmakers were deliberate about creating stunning visuals and succeeded – Mulan is one of the most beautiful movies you’ll see this year.but there were many ups and downs Ups: It’s unfortunate it isn’t getting a theatrical release since it’s a stunning visual spectacle. MULAN is visually gorgeous and one of the better … Continue reading Mulan (2020)

Ava (2020)

Jessica Chastain plays the elusive Ava, who is the top assassin of a shady company. However, as she relapses into alcoholism and a mental breakdown is on the way, the company deems her a liability and wants her gone. In sceneries reminescent of the John Wick movies, like hotel rooms, a flashy nightclub and abandoned church, she fights both physically and mentally to protect herself … Continue reading Ava (2020)