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

TV REVIEW: HBO Max’s Julia

By Tom Moore It’s actually remarkable that there haven’t been many attempts to bring the story and personality of Julia Child to life outside of Meryl Streep’s performance in “Julie & Julia”, a couple PBS specials, and Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s 2021 documentary given her infectious spirit and pivotal impact. Child’s presence on television has made people absolutely fall in love with food and … Continue reading TV REVIEW: HBO Max’s Julia

SXSW 2022 Review: Emergency

Year: 2022 Runtime: 105 minutes Directors:  Carey Williams Writers: K.D. Davila Cast: Donald Elise Watkins, RJ Cyler, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Nichols By Tom Moore Impactful conversations on racial discrimination and college party antics come together in director Carey Williams’ latest film, “Emergency”(2022), to make for a fun and funny coming of age story with a gut-punching finale. As Williams introduces “Emergency’s” main duo, … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: Emergency

SXSW 2022 Review: A Lot of Nothing

Year: 2022 Runtime: 104 minutes Directors:  Mo McRae Writers: Sarah Kelly Kaplan, Mo McRae Cast: Cleopatra Coleman, Y’lan Noel, Justin Hartley, Shamier Anderson, Lex Scott Davis By Tom Moore The feature directorial debut of Mo McRae, “A Lot of Nothing” (2022), tells an interesting story about black rage and frustration that’s unfortunately foiled by its approach and lack of focus. In the initial moments of … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: A Lot of Nothing

SXSW 2022 Review: Master

Year: 2022 Runtime: 98 minutes Directors:  Mariama Diallo Writers: Mariama Diallo Cast: Regina Hall, Zoe Renee, Amber Gray, Julia Nightingale, Ella Hunt By Tom Moore Mariama Diallo’s feature directorial debut, “Master”(2022), is a psychological horror trek through systemic racism in American education that presents an enticing and engaging atmosphere. As the film’s two central black women arrive at the fictional college campus of Ancaster College, … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: Master

SXSW 2022 Review: Bitch Ass

Year: 2022 Runtime: 83 minutes Directors:  Bill Posley Writers: Bill Posley and Jonathan Colomb Cast: Teon Kelley, Tunde Laleye, Me’lisa Sellers, Kelsey Caesaer, Sheaun McKinney, Tony Todd By Tom Moore Writer/Director Bill Posley crafts an imperfect crowd-pleaser with his feature directorial debut, “Bitch Ass”(2022), and provides the horror genre with something it lacks and desperately needs, an intriguing and fun modern black slasher. Posley and … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: Bitch Ass

SXSW 2022 TV REVIEW: Paramount+’s Halo (First Two Episodes)

Year: 2022 Series Creators: Steven Kane, Kyle Killen Cast: Pablo Schreiber, Bokeem Woodbine, Yerin Ha, Natascha McElhone, Shabana Azmi By Tom Moore Paramount+ throws their hat in the very competitive ring of video game adaptations with an adaptation of the legendary “Halo” series. A “Halo” adaptation is no small feat as it is one of the biggest and most pivotal gaming franchises of all time. … Continue reading SXSW 2022 TV REVIEW: Paramount+’s Halo (First Two Episodes)

SXSW 2022 Review: Deadstream

Year: 2022 Runtime: 87 minutes Directors:  Vanessa and Joseph Winter Writers: Vanessa and Joseph Winter Cast: Joseph Winter, Melanie Stone By Tom Moore The found-footage horror subgenre has evolved in the digital age delivering stories surrounding livestreaming and social influencers and the feature directorial debut of Joseph and Vanessa Winter, “Deadstream,” is this evolution in fully swing. No longer is “found-footage” restricted to some horror … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: Deadstream