Film Review: Do Revenge

Year: 2022 Runtime: 118 minutes Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson Writers: Celeste Ballard, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson Actors: Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, Austin Abrams, Ava Capri, Rish Shah, Alisha Boe, J.D. By Tom Moore It needs to be acknowledged that writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is quickly becoming a must-watch force with all the great work she’s been putting out. Not only has she co-written films like “Thor: … Continue reading Film Review: Do Revenge

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

Review: “Bruised”

Year: 2020 Runtime: 129 minutes Director: Halle Berry Writer: Michelle Rosenfarb Actors: Halle Berry, Sheila Atim, Adriane Lenox, Adan Canto, Danny Boyd Jr. By Valerie Kalfrin Halle Berry has often been a fighter. She leaped from TV shows to feature films after she persuaded director Spike Lee that she had the grit to play a crack addict in 1991’s “Jungle Fever.” As an executive producer … Continue reading Review: “Bruised”

Film Review: Fever Dream

Year: 2021 Runtime: 93 minutes Director: Claudia Llosa Writer: Claudia Llosa (screenplay), Samanta Schweblin (based on the novel by) Actors: Maria Valverde, Guillermina Sorribes Liotta, Dolores Fonzi, Emilio Vodanovich By Tom Moore The latest film from writer/director Claudia Llosa, an adaptation of Samanta Schweblin’s 2014 novel “Fever Dream”, is an impactful story of motherhood and environmental disaster that lives up to its name. “Fever Dream” … Continue reading Film Review: Fever Dream

Vampires vs. the Bronx: A biting, socially conscious horror comedy

By Tom Moore Netflix is full of horror gems that generally get lost within its vast, ever-growing library of content. There’s honestly so many movies that go unseen, we could probably cover a movie each day and have a couple months’ worth of content. There was one film last year though that most horror fans and Netflix users shouldn’t have slept on – “Vampires Vs. … Continue reading Vampires vs. the Bronx: A biting, socially conscious horror comedy

Passing: NYFF 2021 Review

Year: 2021 Runtime: 98 minutes Director: Rebecca Hall Writers: Rebecca Hall, Nella Larsen (novella) Actors: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, Alexander Skrasgard, Bill Camp By Tom Moore Rebecca Hall’s feature directorial debut touches on a unique story on “racial passing” through excellent performances and depictions that burrow into your mind with “Passing” (2021). “Passing”, which is based on the 1929 novel of the same … Continue reading Passing: NYFF 2021 Review

The Power of the Dog: NYFF 2021 Review

Year: 2021 Runtime: 126 minutes Director: Jane Campion Writers: Jane Campion, Thomas Savage (based on his novel of the same name) Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy By Tom Moore Director Jane Campion’s adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel “The Power of the Dog”(2021) creates an engaging modern western that explores themes of masculinity and sees … Continue reading The Power of the Dog: NYFF 2021 Review

TIFF 2021 Review: The Guilty

Year: 2021 Runtime: 90 Minutes Director: Antoine Fuqua Writer(s): Nic Pizzolatto (screenplay), Gustav Moller (based on original by), Emil Nygaard Albertsen (based on original by) Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riley Keough, Eli Goree, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard Antoine Fuqua is quickly becoming a writer/director that needs no introduction with the high-level thrills he delivers with films like “Training Day,” “Southpaw”, and both “Equalizer” films, but his … Continue reading TIFF 2021 Review: The Guilty

Review: The Dig

Year: 2021 Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes Director: Simon Stone Writers: Moira Buffini, John Preston Stars: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James By Valerie Kalfrin Years from now, what would someone make of the things we touched and used during our time here? It’s hard not to watch the quiet, contemplative drama “The Dig” and not think of such questions. Framed around the real-life excavation … Continue reading Review: The Dig