Netflix Review – ‘Canine Intervention’

Jas Leverette in episode 1 “Lady Macbeth” of Canine Intervention: Season 1. c. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 This is a feel-good TV show that showcases "troubled" dogs with bad reputations or a tendency towards violence and master trainer Jas Leverette. Jas, the handsome and manly face of the show, is a dog whisperer. He …

Review – ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

When it comes to jazz I’m about as white as a white boy can be. Smokey nightclubs have never been and will never be my natural habitat. But hearing the raspy vocals of Billie Holiday has always made me long for that era somehow. After seeing Lee Daniel’s ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ I …

Review – ‘Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story’

From trading card company to multi-generational video game developer, Nintendo is known by every person on the planet. In Jeremy Snead's five part documentary series, which will be available to watch for free March 1 exclusively on Crackle, we take a look at the iconic Japanese company's bumpy ride throughout the decades. Every one hour …

AF French Film Festival 2021 Review – ‘Black Box’ (Boîte noire)

'Black Box' thrillingly takes us deep inside the world of black box analyzing. Like a mysterious puzzle straight out of The Da Vinci Code, this grounded aerospace thriller doesn't hold back when it comes to revealing the truth behind whistleblowing, corporate conspiracies and how far people are willing to go to cover/uncover the truth. When …

Apple TV+ Review – ‘Cherry’

After directing the highest-grossing film ever with Avengers: Endgame, directors Anthony and Joe Russo could do anything they wanted. They chose to adapt Nico Walker’s semi-autobiographical novel about the military, addiction, and crime: Cherry. Split into chapters, Cherry follows an unnamed narrator aka Cherry (Tom Holland) over the course of fifteen years — from meeting …

Review – ‘The Sinners’

You'd think Pretty Little Liars meets Se7en would have a little more skin on its bones than what The Sinners cooks up, but alas this after school special is just as exciting as watching paint dry. Seven students at a Catholic high school form a secret clique where each of them embody one of the …

Review – ‘Nomadland’

Houseless doesn't mean homeless After the closure of a gypsum plant where she worked, and the death of her husband, Fern (Frances McDormand) fixes up a van and travels around the American west. She joins up with a group of like minded individuals who barter with others for basic necessities. Fern works at an Amazon …

Review – ‘Boss Level’

Boss Level, Joe Carnahan's first movie in six years, is a surprisingly fun action fueled stunt epic. Carnahan isn't a stranger to big action spectacles, as he was also responsible for directing The A-Team. Frank Grillo (Kingdom) is here to lead the over-the-top and delightfully absurd time loop film without much trouble. Former special forces …

Review – ‘I Care a Lot’

Written and directed by J Blakeson, 'I Care a Lot' attempts to satirically comment on the pursuit of the American Dream, but the lack of cutting edge storytelling leaves the only cutting edge thing to be Rosamund Pike's razor sharp bob.  The dark comedy released through Netflix (depending on the country you're in this could …

Review – ‘Allen v. Farrow’

An accusation of sexual abuse turned into a controversial custody trial that has been making headlines for many decades, gets investigated by filmmakers Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy over the course of four episodes in the new HBO documentary series, Allen v. Farrow. Is the world ready to face the facts and …