Friday, April 21, 2017

Free Fire - Review

   There is something to be said about how thrilling a single setting action film can be when done right. Whether it’s showing off inventive ways to portray action or showing off the technical abilities of the director, a claustrophobic tension filled shootout usually produces something quality. Throw in a fairly solid cast, some snappy 70s humor and it seems like you’ve got a big winner on your hands, or at least that’s what you’d expect.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Fate of the Furious - Review

   Eight films. A franchise that once started as a street racing, early 2000s cheesy, fun ride, has reached eight films. No one would’ve guessed it at the time, and yet no other franchise has been able to adapt and change in the ways that The Fast and Furious series has, some for better or worse. Coming off of arguably the best entry in Furious 7 and a surprisingly heartfelt sendoff for Paul Walker, will the latest installment continue the trend of success?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Aftermath - Review

   It’s always strange to see former big action stars have to take on smaller dramatic roles as they age. For Arnold Schwarzenegger it kind of worked in 2015’s Maggie, where he played a heartbroken and protective father, so why not try it again with this film, Aftermath. And while the gruff exterior worked for the former, this outing doesn’t quite hit the same mark.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Gifted - Review

   Even though April is largely the last month before the blockbusters of summer really take over, small films somehow manage to still get buried. Gifted is no different despite having a lot going for it. A talented director, a solid cast, and a heart warming, feel good story are more than enough to get some attention and yet Gifted has flown completely under the radar. But is it even worth looking into in the first place?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Raw - Review

   Horror movies lately, particularly smaller films, have been knocking it out of the park. And while 2017 has delivered some hits already, none are better in quality than Raw. The French-Belgian film captures this unsettling and almost gross nature that is hard to make it through. But the horror aficionados out there are sure to find a film that satisfies their messed up wishes.