The Irishman (2019)

From IMDB: “A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.” Editor’s note: This is gonna’ be a long review, but I’ll do my best to condense it. What I liked: This movie feels like ALL of Scorsese’s previous crime movies (Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino & the Departed) wrapped into oneContinue reading “The Irishman (2019)”

The Love Witch (2016)

From IMDB: “A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.” What I liked: THE LOOK. This movie was shot (and edited) in an “old-fashioned” way, giving the film a real classic quality to it. From the compositions to the colors to the lighting toContinue reading “The Love Witch (2016)”

Dolemite Is My Name

From IMDB: “Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.” What I liked: Having grown up on Eddie Murphy, it’s so good to see him back in something mainstream. He seemed reallyContinue reading “Dolemite Is My Name”

Terminator: Dark Fate

From IMDB: “Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.” What I liked: A refreshing take on the Terminator story, bringing entirely new concepts to a franchise that needed the wake-up call. Those new concepts present a timeline that allow the previousContinue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Hustlers

From IMDB: “Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.” What I Liked: A modern day crime-consumption-consequences flick, similar to Goodfellas or Blow. I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve seenContinue reading “Hustlers”

The Peanut Butter Falcon

From IMDB: “Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.” What I Liked: Many people don’t like Shia LeBeouf, but I do. His artistic choices always intrigue me, and I think it’s nice that he chose to be in this movie playing his most mature roleContinue reading “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

Blinded by the Light

Per IMDB: “In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher‘s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.” What I Liked: This movie is based on a book by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, a Pakistani immigrant living in London with his family.Continue reading “Blinded by the Light”

Crawl

From IMDB: “A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.” What I liked: It has some of the best “atmosphere” I’ve seen in a while. This movie is set during a hurricane, and hurricanesContinue reading “Crawl”