Year: 2022 Runtime: 87 minutes Director: Jason Kohn By: Peggy Marie One of the most fascinating documentaries at SXSW was from director Jason Kohn, who takes on the diamond trade with “Nothing Lasts Forever” (2022). The documentary takes a good, hard look at the world of diamond cartels and most importantly, at the difference between synthetic and real diamonds. Clue: you won’t know the difference and De … Continue reading SXSW REVIEW: “NOTHING LASTS FOREVER” (2022) SHOWTIME


Year: 2022 Runtime: 90 minutes Director: Eli Horowitz Starring: Winona Ryder, Dermot Mulroney, John Gallagher Jr., Owen Teague, Brianne Tju Review By: Peggy Marie Winona Ryder is truly at some of her best here in Eli Horowitz’s “The Cow” (2022), along with Dermot Mulroney in this rather fun “genetic” little mystery thriller that twists along to an ending you’d never quite think of. While it’s not without … Continue reading SXSW REVIEW: “THE COW” (2022)

SXSW REVIEW: “SERIOUSLY RED” (2022) Roadshow Films

Year: 2022 Runtime: 94 minutes Director/Writer: Gracie Otto, Krew Boylan Starring: Krew Boylan, Jean Kittson, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Celeste Barber, Daniel Webber, Thomas Campbell Review By: Peggy Marie “It’s Hard to Be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World” – Dolly Parton Director Gracie Otto makes a bold choice and opens her film “Seriously Red” (2022) with a terrific and unorthodox lead into to her main … Continue reading SXSW REVIEW: “SERIOUSLY RED” (2022) Roadshow Films


Year: 2022 Runtime: 90 minutes Director/Writer: James Morosini Starring: James Morosini, Patton Oswalt, Lil Rey Howery, Amy Landecker, Claudia Sulewski, Rachel Dratch Review By: Peggy Marie “The following actually happened. My Dad asked me to tell you it didn’t.” One thing I can honestly tell you going into SXSW Film Festival is, I didn’t expect to utter the words, “Patton Oswalt is in the best … Continue reading SXSW REVIEW: “I LOVE MY DAD” (2022)


Year: 2022 Runtime: 111 Minutes Director: Jason Orley Writer: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger Stars: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, Clark Backo, Luke David Blumm By Peggy Marie Have you ever found yourself watching a movie where the surprise of how good it is actually stuns you? Well colour me that person with this wonderful little surprise from director Jason Orley and writers Isaac … Continue reading REVIEW: “I WANT YOU BACK” (2022) AMAZON STUDIOS

REVIEW: WEST SIDE STORY(2021, aka the Steven Spielberg revelation)

Year: 2021 Runtime: 156 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Writer: Tony Kushner (screenplay), Arthur Laurents (stage play, book) Actors: Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist, Jose Andres Rivera, Iris Menas By Peggy Marie Who would have thought we would see the day where Steven Spielberg makes a musical – and not just any musical, but … Continue reading REVIEW: WEST SIDE STORY(2021, aka the Steven Spielberg revelation)


Year: 2021 Runtime: 86 minutes Director: Roshan Sethi Writers: Roshan Sethi, Karan Soni Stars: Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan By Peggy Marie Adding into the mix of films featuring romance during Covid, Tribeca gives us what one is to presume, a fun comedic look at dating, but not regular dating, dating from the point of view of more the traditional arranged marriage ways with “7 Days”(2021). At the start of the film, … Continue reading TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “7 DAYS”


Year: 2021 Runtime: 94 minutes Director: Paul Solet Writer: Adrien Brody, Paul Solet Stars: Adrien Brody, RZA, Chandler DuPont, Glenn Fleshler, Richie Merritt By Peggy Marie “Clean”(2021) from director Paul Solet, is the Tribeca Film Festival offering in the crime-action genre. It also gives us Adrien Brody as writer/lead and impressive as that is, I can’t say I’m rolling out the ‘Welcome’ mat to Brody as an action star from this one. … Continue reading TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “CLEAN”


Year: 2021 Runtime: 91 minutes Director: Sharif Korver Writer: Jolein Laarman Stars: Joes Brauers, Tobias Kersloot, Spencer Bogaert, Omar Alwan By Peggy Marie The Dutch military mission in Afghanistan which had started in 2006 is coming to an end, though a redeployment task force would stay on to oversee the return of vehicles, military hardware and equipment to the Netherlands. This is the lead into … Continue reading TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “DO NOT HESITATE”

REVIEW: “A QUIET PLACE PART II” (2021) paramount pictures

Sequels. That dreaded word to most – as they usually begin where the original inevitable cliffhanger of it’s predecessor left off. It’s usually a re-hashed, mish-mash of the original film, and rarely if ever, is it as good as the original. Well colour us thankfully out of that sequel slump as “THE QUIET PLACE PART II“, is anything BUT a slouch of it’s original. Continue reading REVIEW: “A QUIET PLACE PART II” (2021) paramount pictures