Best Sellers – Film Review

The ambitious Lucy Stanbridge (Aubrey Plaza – Happiest Season) has been running the publishing house she inherited from her father. After a series of failing YA-books and the non-stop stream of bad reviews, she’s ready to give up. That’s until she digs up an old contract with the presumed dead author, Harris Shaw (Michael Caine …

Black Friday – Film Review

On the eve of Black Friday, a group of toy store employees begin preparing for the onslaught of holiday shoppers. Not long after opening the doors, the employees find themselves fighting for their lives from parasitic, zombie shoppers. It is very apparent the purpose director Casey Tebo and writer Andy Greskoviak have for this film …

Danny Doom – Film Review

Danny (Gavin Michaels) is your average youth from small town Washington. Mom left when he was young and was left in the care of his sociopathic father. Lost in his ways, he was sucked into a cult by a local pastor and begins his journey into preaching the will of god to anyone who will …

Free Guy – Film Review

Free Guy is the story of your “average joe” bank teller, Guy (Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool) discovering that his role in life is not as clear-cut as he thought. He is actually a non-playable character (NPC) in a video game and his whole world is about to change when he meets “MolotovGirl” aka Millie (Jodie Comer, …

Bloody Oranges – Film Review | Cannes 2021

“The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.” ― Antonio Gramsci Alex (Alexandre Steiger) is a lawyer looking to make his way up in the world when he starts working with the corrupt Financial Secretary of France, Stéphane (Christophe Paou), who is trying to change …

Review – First Date

What’s more frustrating than watching a film that has all the elements to be great, but doesn’t know how to keep it all together and thus kinda goes nowhere. First Date has that problem. When a young guy (Tyson Brown in his feature film debut) finally takes the big step to ask out the girl …

Review – Werewolves Within

Movies based on video games don’t have a good reputation. But maybe, Hollywood has been focusing on the wrong kind of games. Or the wrong type of filmmakers. Werewolves Within has some serious bite and weirdly works as it’s based on Ubisoft’s virtual reality game. Is this the one to break the video-game-turns-movie-curse? Quoting Mr. …

Review – Prevenge

I’ve got to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I went to start this film. Something about the premise seemed too simple to me and I had basically set myself up to know how this story was going to be told before even starting. To my surprise, Prevenge managed to subvert my expectations to …

AF French Film Festival 2021 – ‘Bye Bye Morons’ (Adieu les cons)

SPOILERS AHEAD! Bye Bye Morons is a French comedy-drama that morphs into an unexpected romance-drama. With it’s autumn-coloured grading, cleverly linked dialogue and successful running jokes, writer and director Albert Dupontel creates a heartwarming film that touches on themes of life, death, and love.  The film follows Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira), a 45-year-old hairdresser diagnosed with an …

Review – ‘Coming 2 America’

Comedian Eddie Murphy stars in the sequel to his 1988 comedy, ‘Coming To America’. Whereas the original film mostly took place in Queens, New York, this sequel only briefly flies over from the kingdom Zamunda. This time the only reason to go back to the Big Apple, is to go find his illegitimate son and …