Film Review: Lamb (2021)

In a fog-covered valley in the Icelandic wilderness lives a farming couple. María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) live a peaceful existence, carefully and quietly tending to their livelihood, their sheep. This calm repetition is abruptly broken when an unexpected guest arrives; one of the sheep gives birth to an infant that hasContinue reading “Film Review: Lamb (2021)”

Film Review: The Black Phone (2021)

The year is 1978, and for young Finney Shaw (Mason Thames), life in his small Denver suburb is anything but ideal. He is bullied in school, his father (Jeremy Davies) has abusive and alcoholic tendencies, and, to cap it all off, kids have been disappearing around his neighborhood, supposedly because of a child abductor nicknamedContinue reading “Film Review: The Black Phone (2021)”

Film Review: Jurassic Park (1993)

After nearly 30 years of watching the Jurassic Park/World franchise grow in quantity but wither in quality, it’s difficult to view as anything other than entirely superfluous. That’s not to say the sequels haven’t had their moments — 2015’s Jurassic World was a fun (albeit cash-grab-driven) start to the sequel trilogy — but it comesContinue reading “Film Review: Jurassic Park (1993)”

Film Review: Petite Maman (2021)

Eight year old Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) has just said “goodbye” to her grandmother. In the wake of the loss, she is taken by her mother (Nina Meurisse) and father (Stéphane Varupenne) to her grandmother’s old house; the trio plans only to stay for a few days so they can clear things out and ultimately sayContinue reading “Film Review: Petite Maman (2021)”

Film Review: Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

“They bludgeon you with raises until you lose all critical thinking skill.” It’s a line spoken by Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) as part of a much larger rant. The “they” about whom he monologues is his employer, the biogenetics company BioSyn, run by Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott). Fans may recall BioSyn as the corporation thatContinue reading “Film Review: Jurassic World Dominion (2022)”

Film Review: The Sadness (2021)

For such an iconic and popular sub-genre of horror, zombie cinema has rarely had the chance to reinvent itself. Sure, we’ve had minor changes from properties like Evil Dead (summoned by an ancient book) and 28 Days Later (they RUN now), but the basic idea has remained fairly constant. Despite this, zombie flicks have persisted,Continue reading “Film Review: The Sadness (2021)”

Series Review: Love, Death & Robots – Season 3 (2022)

Say what you want about Netflix’s consistency with their original content, but when they hit the nail on the head, they can REALLY hit it. For its past two seasons, the animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots has found a comfortable niche within Netflix’s overabundance of content. Frankly, along with their fantastic League ofContinue reading “Series Review: Love, Death & Robots – Season 3 (2022)”

Film Review: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

After over 30 years of service as one of the navy’s top pilots, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is highly-decorated, yet maintains his rank as a Captain to remain flying. When we catch up with “Mav,” he makes the call to go through with the test-flight of a plane at Mach 10… despite the programContinue reading “Film Review: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)”

Film Review: Men (2022)

In the wake of a deeply personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) heads to a “dream house” in the English countryside. The village in which it resides is a quaint and tight-knit community; Harper’s landlord Geoffrey (Rory Kinnear) refers to it as the kind of place where you can leave your door unlocked. Harper puts forthContinue reading “Film Review: Men (2022)”

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