Netflix Review – ‘The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman’

The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman is a French Harold & Kumar-like film that is unbearably loud and annoying. The unfunny comedy follows unlikeable characters Hedi (Hedi Bouchenafa) and Cokeman (Nassim Lyes), two low-life drug dealers with a friendship as dysfunctional as their own characters, who spend most of their time scamming snobby city kids …

Review – ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

“What would you tell your son about what you did then?” This question is asked of LaKeith Stanfield’s William O’Neal in the opening scene of Shaka King’s newest film ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ but it could just as easily be directed at the audience, asked to reflect on what role we’ve all played in our current …

Review – ‘Red Dot’

Alain Darborg’s Red Dot offers everything you would expect from a survival thriller but struggles to bring anything new to the table.  Netflix’s first-offering of an original Swedish-language feature brings us to the vast snowy landscapes of the Swedish countryside, accompanied by young, married couple Nadja (Nanna Blondell) and David (Anastasios Soulis). Their marriage is …

Review – ‘There Is No “I” in Threesome’

What’s in your monogamish manifesto? Ollie and Zoe are getting married within the year and they are taking us on a journey of how much sex they can have with other people while they pick out the center pieces. Ollie, an Indian-German filmmaker, and Zoe, an actress from New Zealand, love each other so much …

Review – ‘Willy’s Wonderland’

Remember video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, in which a couple of animatronics go haywire in some Chuck E. Cheese sorta looking family restaurant? Well, you could say this is the unofficial movie adaptation of that game. Who better than Nicolas Cage to fight these robotic bastards that are supposed to look cute, but are …

Netflix Review – ‘Malcolm & Marie’

MALCOLM & MARIE (L-R): ZENDAYA as MARIE, JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON as MALCOLM. NETFLIX © 2021 Malcolm and Marie have a relationship that feels nothing short of toxic as evidenced by the first interactions we see of them in Sam Levinson’s new drama film Malcolm & Marie on Netflix. Levinson has not shied from taking his shot …

Review – ‘Archipel’

I must give praise to the director, Félix Dufour-Laperrière, for this experimental/animated film for its use of both traditional animation and found footage mixed media. Beautiful images flow around while two disembodied voices wax philosophical in French about the physical and metaphoric trappings of land. The imagery doesn’t always coincide with what is being said …

Review – ‘Wrong Turn’

In 2003, Constantin Film presented a ‘The Hills Have Eyes’-esque inbred cannibals horror fright fest titled WRONG TURN. Five sequels and 14 years later, Alan B. McElroy, writer of the original film, has penned down his very own reboot. This edge-of-your-seat survival horror follows six friends from New York who after fixing a flat tire …

Review – ‘The White Tiger’

White Tiger. Rajkummar Rao as Ashok, Priyanka Chopra as Pinky Madam, Adarsh Gourav as Balram in White Tiger. Cr. Tejinder Singh Khamkha/NETFLIX © 2020 Something isn’t quite right in India. Something that can’t be fixed by winning a few millions in a game show or having a jolly dance off at the end of a …

Review – ‘The Little Things’

Buffalo Bill, John Doe, … whatever their name may be, the movies have always loved serial killers. Their sick and twisted minds tangled in a game of wits with a seasoned detective and, as screenwriting 101 will have it, a rookie cop trying to prove something. ‘The Little Things’ tries to add a new name …