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Movie Reviews

October, 2020

  • 16 October

    The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Aaron Sorkin doing typical Aaron Sorkin things

    Aaron Sorkin’s latest film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, hits Netflix today. The synopsis of the film is as follows: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the …

  • 9 October

    Radha Blank Shows Her Star Quality in The Forty-Year-Old-Version

    The Forty-Year-Old-Version is a drama/comedy feature film about to hit Netflix worldwide. The synopsis to the hip-hop infused film is as follows: Radha, a down-on-her-luck New York playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she’s left with …

September, 2020

August, 2020

  • 27 August

    Bill and Ted Face The Music—and Mortality

    By: Désirée I. Guzzetta Spoiler level: Mild (per a normal review) It’s been a long, strange trip for endearing time-travelers William “Bill” S. Preston Esquire (Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves). First introduced 31 years ago in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the two goofy, sweet characters have …

July, 2020

  • 12 July

    The Painted Bird Review

    Directed, Screenplay & Produced by Vaclav MarhoulBased on the novel by Jerzy KosinskiCast: Petr Kotlar, Harvey Keitel, Udo Kier, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Stellan SkarsgardRuntime: 169 minutesLanguage: Slavic Esperanto, German, Russian (English subtitles)R Rated The Painted Bird tells the story of a young Jewish boy (The Boy) in Eastern Europe …

  • 6 July

    Relic Review

    Director: Natalie Erika JamesWriters: Natalie Erika James and Christian WhiteCast: Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote and Robyn NevinRuntime: 89 min Kay (Emily Mortimer) goes back to her family home in search of her missing mother Edna (Robyn Nevin), accompanied by her daughter Sam (Bella Heathcote). Edna’s house is in disrepair and …

  • 3 July

    Desperados Review

    Director: Lauren Palmigiano “LP”Writer: Ellen RapoportCast: Nasim Pedrad, Lamorne Morris, Anna Camp, Sarah Burns, Robbie Amell, Heather GrahamRuntime: 105 min Desperados is a new Netflix romantic comedy and the debut feature film from Lauren Palmigiano “LP”. A panicked young woman (Nasim Pedrad) and her two best friends (Anna Camp & …

June, 2020

  • 15 June

    Babyteeth Review

    Director: Shannon MurphyWriter: Rita KalnejaisCast: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugenes Gilfedder, Essie Davis, Ben MendelsohnRuntime: 117 min Babyteeth is the coming-of-age story of Milla (Eliza Scanlen), a young girl battling a serious illness. She meets and quickly falls for Moses (Toby Wallace), a homeless small-time drug dealer and …

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