ABIGAIL is a Fun Bloody Take On A Universal Monster Story

Universal Pictures is trying to reinvent its monster stories with new movies that take a less traditional approach. Enter Radio Silence, a group of filmmakers who have enjoyed making horror movies such as Ready or Not, Scream (2022), and Scream VI. Very loosely based on Universal’s classic film, Dracula’s Daughter, Abigail tells a very different… Continue reading ABIGAIL is a Fun Bloody Take On A Universal Monster Story

THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE Delivers a Great Time at the Cinema.

The new film by Guy Ritchie is what one would expect from a story involving a ragtag team of rebellious men who are amoral and simply seeking out the thrills of warfare. If this is not your cup of tea, then I wouldn’t suggest watching this; otherwise, it is an entertaining and fun movie. I… Continue reading THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE Delivers a Great Time at the Cinema.

Pure O Now Available Digitally

Synopsis: In Pure O, a rehab counselor (Daniel Dorr, Fury, 20th Century Women) questions his sanity when he is diagnosed with a crippling form of OCD known as Pure Obsessional. With the help of his friends, a therapy group, and his addiction recovery clients, he discovers the life-affirming power of community to fight through the… Continue reading Pure O Now Available Digitally

SXSW Review: Roadhouse

High flying blockbuster action movie Roadhouse is a 2024 remake of the riveting Patrick Swayze 1980s original, about a down-and-out cage fighter who receives an offer from a bar owner to provide door security, only to find out there are nefarious dealings under the surface. Even if I didn’t watch this movie at the World… Continue reading SXSW Review: Roadhouse

SXSW 2024: Arcadian – a tight, somewhat flawed monster thriller

Photo by Laurie Coker

Benjamin Brewer’s post-apocalyptic thriller, ‘ Arcadian, ‘ is a decently captivating tale of survival and familial bonds in a world ravaged by unknown horrors. Premiering to a packed house at SXSW 2024, the film immerses audiences in a haunting landscape where the familiar sounds of nature signal both safety and danger. At its core, ‘Arcadian’… Continue reading SXSW 2024: Arcadian – a tight, somewhat flawed monster thriller

Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill – A Documentary of Who She Was and Her Talent

I have heard music almost all my life and, at first, would remember either the title of the song I liked or, if not, who the musicians played that song. I don’t recall learning at a young age that the artist who sang a song did not necessarily write it. Later, I also learned that… Continue reading Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill – A Documentary of Who She Was and Her Talent

SXSW 2024: ARCADIAN: Nicolas Cage and Cast Live in a Post-Apocalyptic World

The feature film Arcadian had the World Premiere at the 2024 SXSW Film & Television Festival in the Narrative Spotlight category and is now available in theaters. SYNOPSIS: A father and his twin teenage sons fight to survive in a remote farmhouse at the end of the end of the world. Directed by Benjamin Brewer… Continue reading SXSW 2024: ARCADIAN: Nicolas Cage and Cast Live in a Post-Apocalyptic World

Civil War: a nightmarish vision of a war-torn America

Kirsten Dunst plays a veteran war photographer who makes her way across the wartorn country.A24

Alex Garland’s ‘Civil War’ is a gripping and immersive cinematic experience that plunges viewers into a nightmarish vision of a war-torn America. Set against the backdrop of a second Civil War, pitting citizens against each other based on state allegiances, the film follows a group of journalists led by veteran photojournalist Lee, portrayed with haunting… Continue reading Civil War: a nightmarish vision of a war-torn America

‘The Long Game’: A Hole-in-One Triumph

The Long Game at SXSW (Photo by Laurie Coker)

Back at SXSW 2023, ‘The Long Game’ teed off to an unexpected hole-in-one, captivating a Paramount Theater-filled audience with its underdog sports narrative set against the backdrop of 1950s West Texas. Directed by Jose Quintana, the film paints a poignant portrait of Latino students navigating the challenges of the era, all through the lens of… Continue reading ‘The Long Game’: A Hole-in-One Triumph