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 …

Review – ‘It’s a Sin’

Sin is in. It's the 1980's in London and four young gay men from different backgrounds are about to become friends at the beginning of the AIDS crisis. Ritchie Tozer (Olly Alexander) is headed to London to study law, but after meeting Jill (Lydia West) and Ash (Nathaniel Curtis), he shifts his focus to drama. …

JIFF 2021 Review – ‘Minyan’

Never fall in love with a bartender. David (Samuel H. Levine) is a 16 yr old Russian Jewish immigrant in 1986 Brooklyn who has just lost his grandmother. His old world parents want him to follow in their footsteps, but after too much vodka and some stolen glances at his fellow man in the shower, …

Review – ‘Monster Hunter’

I honestly can’t remember a time when Milla Jovovich wasn’t fighting some kind of evil (Resident or otherwise). She’s back at it again in ‘Monster Hunter’, her husbands latest foray into instantly forgettable sci-fi. When Lieutenant Artemis (Jovovich) and her crew of Rangers run into a freak storm, they’re transported to a parallel desert world …

Review – ‘The Owners’

Home invasion thrillers are a specific type of thriller we see at least once a year. Some good, some bad. The Owners stars a former Doctor Who and a Game of Thrones star, and although its synopsis sounds a lot like Don't Breathe this adaption from the graphic novel ‘Une Nuit de Pleine Lune’ from creators Hermann and Yves …

Review – ‘Music’

I honestly don’t know how to begin this review without it immediately turning into a rant. I made it safely through Sia’s ‘Music’ while rolling my eyes and sighing, but this film should come with a trigger warning for woke people; ‘Music’ actively tries to kill you. Kazu (Kate Hudson) is a recovering drug addict …

JIFF 2021 Review – ‘‘Til Kingdom Come’

'‘Til Kingdom Come,' a shrewd and straightforward documentary featured in this year’s official selection of Sydney’s Jewish International Film Festival, opens in what remains of the community of Binghamtown, a former coal town in Eastern Kentucky ravaged by abject poverty and substance abuse, with little to keep the people together but the Bingham dynasty of …

Review – ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’

Fresh off her stint as Wonder Woman’s nemesis in 'WW84', Kristen Wiig is back! She’s paired up with her 'Bridesmaids' co-writer friend Annie Mumolo to write and portray Barb and Star. Two middle-aged women on the verge of … something? Trying to write a synopsis for this movie is somewhat pointless. Is it a funny …

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 …