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“Hammer” Can’t Quite Leave An Impact

Prodigal sons, tough fathers, and the extreme situations that bring them back together once more are nothing new onscreen. It’s a tried and true dramatic formula. Hammer is the latest to give it a shot, crafting a film that mixes drama elements with thriller moments (basically falling under the crime[...]

“The Vast Of Night” Is A Strong Calling Card But A Letdown As A Film

Necessity can be the mother of invention when telling a science fiction on a budget. Sometimes, the restraints bring about a creativity and uniqueness factor that might not otherwise be present. Amazon Studio’s latest release, The Vast of Night (which is now available to watch for anyone with an Amazon[...]

“End Of Sentence” Awkwardly Pairs John Hawkes With Logan Lerman

The pairing of John Hawkes and Logan Lerman as father and son was always going to be an interesting one. Unfortunately, it’s a shame that End of Sentence doesn’t do more with that duo. While both are somewhat playing against type, the film surrounding them is so slight and so[...]

“The High Note” Presents An Enjoyably Simple Tune To Hum Along With

A personal assistant gets a front row seat to both the most glamorous and mundane moments in their employer’s life. There are opportunities for some pretty funny, as well as rather dramatic, moments within that concept. The musical drama The High Note, hitting Premium Video on Demand this week, takes[...]

“Inheritance” Has Too Much Confidence In Its Twist But Still Offers B-Movie Excitement

Can a bad twist ruin a good movie? Can a good twist save a flawed film? Are both possible? These are the sorts of things that run through your head when watching a flick that’s overly reliant on a third act surprise. Inheritance, out today, certainly thinks it’s being more[...]

“The Trip To Greece” Is A Delicious Comic Vacation

When The Trip first came out, I don’t think anyone necessarily intended for it to become a franchise. However, now four movies later, it has become a very unique beast. About as far removed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as possible, these flicks are a hybrid of documentary, cooking/travel show,[...]

Kumail Nanjiani And Issa Rae Are “The Lovebirds” In This Action Comedy Romp

A good comedy pairing is always a joy to watch, almost regardless of the material. When a comedy’s premise can be high quality as well, laughs are inevitable for those watching the film. Such is most certainly the case with The Lovebirds, a very funny new movie that is hitting[...]

“Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films Of All Time: Volume 2” Pays Tribute To Horror And Science Fiction

Film fans, and especially genre fans, are in for a treat today. Last month, Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All Time series kicked off with a first volume centered on midnight movies. Now, we have the next installment to celebrate. Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time[...]

Justice Attempts To Be Served In “American Trial: The Eric Garner Story”

When Eric Garner died back in 2014, it was a tragedy. More than that, it may have been a crime. New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo was notoriously not charged by a Grand Jury on Staten Island with the man’s death. The words “I can’t breathe” from Garner sparked[...]

Imogen Poots And Alex Wolff Struggle In The Addiction Drama “Castle In The Ground”

No matter what kind of story you’re trying to tell, getting two talented actors for central roles is an excellent first step. In the case of Castle in the Ground, even a premise that descends into some questionable territory is heavily mitigated by who you’re watching engage in these acts.[...]