Car chases and Court Cases – Shakedown Review

Two of the manliest voices in Hollywood enter the grimy underbelly of New York City to crack down a case involving drug dealers and crooked cops in James Glickenhaus’ Shakedown. Peter Weller’s Roland Dalton is a public defender on his last case before retirement. The case in question is that of Richard Brooks’ Michael Jones,Continue reading “Car chases and Court Cases – Shakedown Review”

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Unpopular opinion, but 2018’s Venom was so much better than this. Venom: Let There Be Carnage once again follows Eddie Brock and his symbiote pal Venom as they face off against Carnage, an offspring of Venom that latches onto serial killer Cletus Kasady after biting Eddie’s hand. Now, with a bloodthirsty Carnage on the loose,Continue reading “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

Homeboy: Mickey Rourke’s First Draft to The Wrestler

What is it about movies with Mickey Rourke playing washed-up athletes that move me so much? Homeboy was a passion project of Rourke’s for many years; in fact, he wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym “Sir” Eddie Cook. With his screenplay written, it was time to hire a director; enter: Michael Seresin, cinematographer for AngelContinue reading “Homeboy: Mickey Rourke’s First Draft to The Wrestler”

CANDYMAN (2021): Thematically Relevant but

“Say his name!” No, I don’t think I will. Mia DaCosta’s Candyman stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, and Coleman Domingo. Part sequel and part reimagining of the first film, Candyman (2021) is about visual artist Anthony McCoy as he begins his research for his next art piece. After hearing the legend of Candyman andContinue reading “CANDYMAN (2021): Thematically Relevant but”

Shang-Chi: Marvel’s Toughest Action Film

It’s been awhile, brahs. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a new Marvel movie based on a new character. I see Marvel dominating on the streaming platforms with Loki, Wanda/Vision, and Cap and the Winter Soldier but I just can’t help but feel disinterested. Even with The Eternals coming out, I still couldn’t shake thisContinue reading “Shang-Chi: Marvel’s Toughest Action Film”

Hulk: Hulk Needs a Hug

HULK SMASH!!!! After nearly 13 years of being passed around like a hot potato, Ang Lee’s Hulk made its official debut onto the silver screen. Coming fresh off the acclaim of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee set his sights on his next big project: a character drama about a big green meathead who hasContinue reading “Hulk: Hulk Needs a Hug”

Wild Strawberries

Brah, I’m still young but this film had me questioning my whole existence. What’s It About? Isak Borg is a physician who’s about to receive an award from the university he graduated in. Isak goes on a road trip from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden with his daughter-in-law who isn’t particularly fond of him. Along theContinue reading “Wild Strawberries”

Wild at Heart

David Lynch takes us on a road trip with Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern as Sailor Ripley and Lula Fortune, two lovers looking to run away from Fortune’s mother Marietta who’s hired a hitman to find and kill Sailor. Along the way, Sailor and Fortune meet a couple of surreal characters that could only existContinue reading “Wild at Heart”

Matchstick Men

Literally had to look up Alison Lohman’s age in Matchstick Men because it wasn’t matching up for me. PLOT: Nicolas Cage plays Roy Waller, a con man who’s pretty good at his job, but it’s apparent that he’s not proud of what he does. On top of that, Waller has tourettes and OCD, so he’sContinue reading “Matchstick Men”

The Seventh Seal

Strawberries and milk? Weird combo, but ok. What’s It About? Antonius Block is a knight who’s become wary of the notion of God and faith. One day, Death, played by Bengt Ekerot, comes knock-knock-knockin’ at Antonius’ door. In an effort to postpone his sentence, Antonius challenges Death to a chess match. Along the way, BlockContinue reading “The Seventh Seal”