The Trial of The Chicago 7 is Sorkin’s Masterpiece: The Most Important Drama of 2020 (Review)

The Trial of The Chicago 7 is Sorkin’s Masterpiece: The Most Important Drama of 2020 (Review)

The Trial of The Chicago 7 is a Netflix original film from writer/director Aaron Sorkin. The film is now streaming and stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen IISacha Baron CohenDaniel FlahertyJoseph Gordon-LevittMichael KeatonFrank LangellaJohn Carroll LynchEddie RedmayneNoah RobbinsMark RylanceAlex Sharp, and Jeremy Strong. Read more

The Haunting of Bly Manor is Every Bit as Good as The Haunting of Hill House (Review)

The Haunting of Bly Manor is Every Bit as Good as The Haunting of Hill House (Review)

Spooky season is officially here. And no, we’re not talking about the upcoming election, which is less than a month away now. It’s October, officially fall, and we have chilly weather. And with all those things coming together, chilling tales about things that go bump in the night also have arrived. While the well for new horror content is a little shallow this year due to the ongoing pandemic, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan’s follow-up series to The Haunting of Hill House, was able to finish production just before the onset of the pandemic. Read more

The Boys In The Band is An Intimate & Powerful Window Into The Past Piloted By A Phenomenal Cast (Review)

The Boys In The Band is An Intimate & Powerful Window Into The Past Piloted By A Phenomenal Cast (Review)

In 1970, William Friedkin adapted The Boys In The Band, Mart Crowley’s controversial but famous play about a circle of closeted gay friends celebrating a birthday party that turns into a night of uncomfortable revelations for the silver screen. Fifty years later, producer Ryan Murphy assembled an all-LGBTQ cast to bring the story to life once again, and the result is an intimate, heartbreaking film anchored by phenomenal performances from everyone involved, and capped off with a stark reminder about the uncertain times in which we currently live. Read more

Christopher Nolan’s Dizzying ‘Tenet’ is an Exciting James Bond-esque Blockbuster (Review)

Christopher Nolan’s Dizzying ‘Tenet’ is an Exciting James Bond-esque Blockbuster (Review)

Minutes into the opening of Tenet, you get a small sense of adrenaline. You’re strapped in for another Christopher Nolan thrill ride full of twists, turns, and spectacle. And for many moviegoers (myself included), it’s the first movie you’ll have seen in a theater in months due to the ongoing pandemic. While the excitement of watching another movie from Nolan accompanied by your return to the theater begins to settle in, so does confusion to a varying degree. In terms of story, Tenet is Nolan’s most inspiring movie to date; it’s easy to view this movie as the filmmaker’s attempt at making a James Bond movie (he’s always wanted to make a Bond movie). But with that comes the see-saw battle of being able to fully comprehend everything that’s happening.  But even though Tenet can be dizzying at times, it’s still another exciting blockbuster from Nolan.

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Charming ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Breathes Life into Classic Dickens Story (Review)

Charming ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Breathes Life into Classic Dickens Story (Review)

British literature can be a tough nut to crack when adapting for film or television. Stay too close or linear to the source material, and you risk tuning out your audience. Loosely adapt the source material, and you open a Pandora’s box; it may be inviting to change things around, but you risk tainting the legacy of the characters in the story and its author. Thankfully, The Personal History of David Copperfield is more than just a respectable adaptation of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield.  It is a refreshing adaptation from director (and co-writer) Armando Iannucci that is so full of charm that only an antagonist from one of Dickens’ classic stories would not like this film. You would be quite a Scrooge not to enjoy this movie from start to finish.

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Russell Crowe Welcomes Audiences Back With B-Level Thriller ‘Unhinged’ (Review)

Russell Crowe Welcomes Audiences Back With B-Level Thriller ‘Unhinged’ (Review)

With this movie review being published, we would like to inform our readers that for the foreseeable future, we will publish movie reviews when it’s most safe and convenient for our staff members to view new releases.


Who better to welcome audiences back to the theaters than Russell Crowe? Well, I’m sure that question could spur so many different answers. But hey, it’s a new world where, for now, everything is day-to-day. For example, weeks ago, we had Tenet and Mulan being the first movies to welcome us back to the theater. But with things being so uncertain, that changed. Tenet is now opening Labor Day weekend and Mulan is skipping theaters (in the US) and hitting premium video on demand. So, with the dominoes falling back into different places, Solstice Studios’ Unhinged is the first new release for viewers in a majority of theaters reopening in the US today. Thankfully, Unhinged is not some leftover movie in the bin that gets an opportunity to be the “first” major release in theaters since March. Unhinged is exactly what you pay for: it’s a B-level thriller that lets a two-time Academy Award-winner go nuts in the lead role.

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Space Force Season 1 is Bland Overall But Displays Flashes of Potential (Review)

Space Force Season 1 is Bland Overall But Displays Flashes of Potential (Review)

Netflix has had numerous hits and misses over the years when it comes to their original content. They can sweep the nation with a show like Stranger Things, and they can misfire with a show such as Fuller House. With Space Force, fans and critics thought we were getting a show similar to The Office. Maybe not filmed the same way, but similar in the sense of following a guy who is under qualified for a position who makes silly, humorous mistakes along the way. It actually isn’t a show like that at all. That doesn’t necessarily make it bad, but there is a lot of room for improvement. Read more