Movie Review

Inglourious Basterds – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Seeing the history of the world through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino is a refreshing and satisfying experience. This time we don’t see the Nazis commit atrocities to people. Instead,

The Green Knight – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The Green Knight lets Lowery indulge in a bevy of surreal visuals while omitting any sort of substance in his screenplay. Lowery and cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo wants viewers to engage

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Pays Homage to Classic while Being Its Own Film (Review)

Ghostbusters is a piece of pop culture history, and there are so many things to love about the films including an iconic theme song that plays every Halloween, the Ecto-1

Free Guy – Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed the movie back in August, I said, “Free Guy is a fantastic cheerful romp and a fascinating analysis of what it means to be more than what

No Time To Die Review: A Fitting Farewell to Daniel Craig as Bond

Daniel Craig has been James Bond since 2006 with Casino Royale, a film that became an instant hit with fans and critics alike while cementing Craig as a household name.

The Rescue Review – Humanity’s Greatest Hits

During the summer of 2018, the world focused on Thailand and the rescue attempt to save 12 young soccer players and their coach. The Wild Boar football team traveled far

Crocodile Dundee Trilogy – Blu-ray Review

Crocodile Dundee In 1986, Crocodile Dundee became a surprise hit for Paramount. When you finally meet the titular character, it’s easy to see why people fell in love with Mick Dundee. He

LAAPFF 2021: The Disappearance of Mrs. Wu Review

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for comedic coming-of-age films—especially ones that involve a road trip. These kinds of films remind me of the good times I had in high

LAAPFF 2021: A Shot Through the Wall Review

First, one must realize that films are essentially gateways into differing perspectives and insights. These include viewpoints that may be difficult to watch. In today’s political climate, a film that

LAAPFF 2021: I Was a Simple Man Review

They say that right before you die, your life flashes before your eyes. In the case of Christopher Makoto Yogi’s I Was a Simple Man, it takes place over some time. I

LAAPFF 2021: Islands Review

If you ask people what their greatest fear is, most of them would give you one-dimensional answers like their phobias or whatnot. Yet, if you dig deep enough, people will

Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review – It Should Have Been Rated R

Venom has been a popular Marvel Comics character that has appeared in comics, animated shows, video games, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, and his own solo movie starring Tom Hardy. The

The Many Saints of Newark Review – Welcome to the Family

In 1999, The Sopranos helped revolutionize television with a character-led narrative and the kind of tone one would find in a sweeping cinematic film. Yet once the finale premiered on June 10th,

The Forever Purge – Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed The Forever Purge back in June, I said, “like Night of the Living Dead, The Forever Purge uses the socio-political climate of today and comments on it through the

Dear Evan Hansen Review: Please Return to Sender

When Dear Evan Hansen premiered first Off-Broadway and then on the Great White Way in 2016, it was called a tearjerker of a musical that expressed the importance of helping those with

Dementia 13: Director’s Cut (Vestron Video Collector’s Series) – Blu-ray Review

It’s always curious to see the first films from legendary directors. Some are great (THX-1138), while some are not so great. Unfortunately for Coppola fans, Dementia 13 falls under the latter. It’s

Unbreakable – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Unbreakable is easily one of M. Night Shyamalan’s early masterpieces. Before superheroes owned the cinema landscape, Unbreakable is small and restrained but grand in scale at the same time. It doesn’t feature many

Cruella – Blu-ray Review

For the most part, my thoughts on Cruella relatively remain the same as my review back in May. Of course, one of the best things about rewatching Cruella is watching the two Emmas battle

F9: The Fast Saga – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Listen, I’m one of the biggest defenders of the Fast & Furious franchise. I may get teased for my “lack of taste” in movies, but I don’t care because this is still

Blue Bayou Review: Home is Where the Heart is

After two indie dramas set within Los Angeles’ Korean-American community, actor-director Justin Chon’s new film Blue Bayou focuses on an issue that’s currently affecting thousands of immigrants. That particular issue is an