Film Review: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Year: 2022 Runtime:  94 minutes Director: Halina Reijn Writer: Kristen Roupenian (Story By), Sarah DeLappe (Screenplay By) Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace By Tom Moore A24 and director Halina Reijn come together for a strongly satirical and slashy horror comedy with “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies”(2022), which excellently delivers a great mix of biting Gen Z … Continue reading Film Review: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Film Review: Fire of Love

Year: 2022 Runtime: 98 minutes Director: Sara Dosa Writers: Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput By Tom Moore Sara Dosa’s “Fire of Love” is a burning real-life romantic tale of two fated lovers whose love for each other and volcanoes makes for an immersive and unexpectedly emotional viewing experience. Narrated by Miranda July, director of “Kajillionaire”(2020), the documentary uses the archived footage of … Continue reading Film Review: Fire of Love

Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Year: 2022 Runtime:  119 minutes Director: Hannah Marks Writer: Vera Herbert Cast: John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario, Otis Dhanji, Josh Thomson By Tom Moore Director Hannah Marks’ third film, “Don’t Let Me Go”(2022), instantly grabs your heart with its incredibly likeable father/daughter bond and genuine character arcs, but unfortunately falls apart in its final act due to ill-conceived story turns and execution. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Film Review: Girl in the Picture

Year: 2022 Runtime: 101 minutes Directors: Skye Borgman By Tom Moore Netflix and Skye Borgman, director of “Abducted in Plain Sight”(2017), deliver a tense true crime mystery with “Girl in the Picture”(2022) that’s loaded and, albeit, bloated with so many shocking twists and turns that’ll keep your head spinning. The film chronicles the investigation of the death of a young mother and all the shocking … Continue reading Film Review: Girl in the Picture

Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Year: 2022 Runtime: 117 Minutes Director: Emma Holly Jones Writer: Suzanne Allain (based on the book by) (screenplay by) Stars: Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Zawe Ashton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Theo James By Tom Moore Emma Holly Jones’ feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Suzanne Allain’s 2009 self-published novel “Mr. Malcolm’s List”, is an instantly likeable period dramedy romance in the spirit of Jane Austen. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Hommage: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 118 Minutes Director: Shin Su-won Writer: Shin Su-won Stars: Lee Jeong-eun, Kwon Hae-hyo, Tang Joon-sang By Tom Moore The latest film from director Shin Su-won, “Hommage”(2022) is a meta character study that delves into the struggles of a seasoned Korean female director. Normally, when we see films tackle the idea of a director trying to make a career-defining mark, usually they’ve already … Continue reading Hommage: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Rounding: Tribeca Film Festival Film Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 9o Minutes Director: Alex Thompson Writer: Alex Thompson, Christopher Thompson Stars: Namir Smallwood, Sidney Flanigan, Rebecca Spence, Michael Potts By Tom Moore After his 2019 breakout debut “Saint Frances”, writer/director Alex Thompson returns with “Rounding”, a haunting psychological thriller with personal demons. The film follows James (Namir Smallwood), a medical resident looking for a fresh start when he transfers to a new … Continue reading Rounding: Tribeca Film Festival Film Review

Film Review: Watcher (2022)

Year: 2022 Runtime: 91 Minutes Director: Chloe Okuno Writer: Chloe Okuno (Written for the Screen by), Zack Ford (Based on the Screenplay by) Stars: Maika Monroe, Burn Gorman, Karl Glusman By Tom Moore The latest film from IFC Midnight and writer/director Chloe Okuno, “Watcher”(2022), is an immersive nerve-shredder with slow-growing horrors and an excellent lead performance. At its core, “Watcher” is a relatively standard stalker … Continue reading Film Review: Watcher (2022)

Film Review: Bubble

Year: 2022 Runtime: 100 Minutes Directors: Tetsuro Araki Writers: Gen Urobuchi, Naoko Sato, Renji Oki Voice Stars: Jun Shison, Riria, Alice Hirose, Mamoru Miyano, Yuki Kaji By Tom Moore The newest film from Wit Studio (“Attack on Titan”) and director Tetsuro Araki (“Death Note”, “Attack on Titan”), “Bubble” (2022), is a flowing fantasy adventure full of visually epic action taking place in a beautifully realized … Continue reading Film Review: Bubble

Undone (Season 2) Review

Year: 2022 Episodes: 8 (~25 minutes) Creators: Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy Voice Stars: Rosa Salazar, Bob Odenkirk, Constance Marie, Holley Fain, Angelique Cabral By Tom Moore The first season of Prime Video’s breakout adult animated series “Undone” delivered some amazing mind-bending animation that drove its incredibly emotional story led by a fantastic performance from Rosa Salazar. In its follow-up season, “Undone” continues Alma’s (Salazar) journey … Continue reading Undone (Season 2) Review