Browsing: Reviews

Home Entertainment screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-1-01-38-pm
0

The Hollars (Sony Home Entertainment) is told from the point of view of John Hollar (John Krasinski), an aspiring graphic novelist unhappy with his cubicle-based job at a New York publishing house. John harbors daydreams of making it big in his field. His personal life is up in the air. He can’t fully commit to down-to-earth, intelligent, attractive, loyal, pregnant girlfriend …

Home Entertainment screen-shot-2016-07-29-at-8-52-06-am-665x350
0

Jason Bourne (Universal Home Entertainment) is the fifth Bourne film and the fourth with Matt Damon as the title mystery man with a clouded memory. The preceding movie in the series, The Bourne Legacy, was an attempt to reboot and continue the franchise with a new lead character — Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner. When Damon agreed to return to the character once more, that plan was deep-sixed.

Home Entertainment screen-shot-2016-08-26-at-10-01-08-am-644x3501
0

Naked In Brooklyn (Well Go USA) stars Josh Brener as recent college grad David Shapiro, a hard-working, creative guy who works at a New York City consulting firm. When he loses his job, he’s faced with no income, a couple of impatient roommates, a long-suffering girlfriend (Alexandra Daddario, San Andreas), and mounting bills.

Reviews moana
8.5
0

If there was any doubt we’re living through a second Golden Age of Animation, 2016 has all but erased it. A year that began strongly with Disney’s Zootopia and continued with The Secret Life of Pets, Finding Dory, and Kubo & the Two Strings (and one or two others we might have missed along the way) is far from being…

Reviews allied
6.5
0

When Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), a French-Canadian spy, drops out of the sky – literally, though he lands softly on a sand dune in French Morocco thanks to a parachute that opened at the right time – in the first shot of Robert Zemeckis’ (The Walk, Flight, the Back to the Future trilogy) Allied, a handsomely mounted…

Film Festival Swim Team (dir. Lara Stolman, 2016)
0

Sometimes I get the privilege of reviewing films that move me. Stories if told right by their director or writer touch viewers with inspiring emotions or just a simple human experience that they can relate to. I had the opportunity of reviewing two films for the DOC NYC: one which I can connect with in the real world and hope others can to, and the other for revealing stories that so desperately need to be told…

Home Entertainment screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-1-43-24-pm
0

Texas Rising / Sons of Liberty (Lionsgate) features two complete HISTORY Channel miniseries. Texas Rising covers the early history of Texas and its war of independence from Mexico. The series opens with the smoldering ruins of the Alamo in 1836. The film switches back and forth from various camps whose men are trying to hold onto territory. General Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) is a

Home Entertainment screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-1-16-12-pm
0

Set in the vastness of West Texas, Hell or High Water (Lionsgate) focuses on brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster), who rob banks. Working mainly in the early morning hours, they hold up only regional branches of the same bank and take only small-denomination, untraceable bills. The reason: the bank is maneuvering to foreclose on …

Home Entertainment screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-1-04-14-pm
0

War Dogs (Warner Home Video) based on true events, stars Jonah Hill (Moneyball) and Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, junior high school friends who after many years meet each other again at a Miami funeral. It’s 2005, George W. Bush is in the White House, and two wars are being waged in the Middle East.

Reviews screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-12-53-24-pm
6.5
0

After Bleed For This, writer-director Ben Younger’s (Prime, Boiler Room) biopic of little know prizefighter Vincent Pazienza, it might time to enforce a ten-year moratorium on the boxing sub-genre. Boxing biopics follow a set of rigid, calcified conventions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to sit through the latest entry in the sub-genre without …

1 2 3 4 5 6 355