Review: It’s Unacceptable That ‘An Acceptable Loss’ Has Strong Cast With A Weak Script

Actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter have had an exceptional year in film last year. Jamie Lee Curtis starred in one of the highest grossing box office horror films in 2018 with Halloween and Tika Sumpter starred in one of the Tyler Perry’s non-Madea movies Nobody’s Fool along with the perpetually hilarious Tiffany...

Review: ‘CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion’ Examines the Depictions of People with Disabilities in Hollywood

A spellbinding and disheartening documentary by director Jenni Gold, reveals the exclusions of people with disabilities in Hollywood. Her work titled CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion — explores how people with disabilities are perceived as well as their own perceptions of themselves as a marginalized group. Should we treat disabled people with care or treat...

Review: ‘Escape Room’ is the Ultimate Game of Survival

Written by: Tejah Wilson Escape Room is a refreshing thriller that plays around with the idea of “what ifs” as it centers around six strangers who struggle to escape life-threatening escape rooms.  Strangers, who at first glance seem to have nothing in common, are invited to come together and compete for $1,000,000. The challenge is to...

Review: ‘State Like Sleep’ Explores Suicide and Grief with a Tender Gaze

American Katherine Grant (Katherine Waterston) returns to her old home in Brussels a year after the suicide of her famous Belgian actor-husband Stefan Delvoe (Michiel Huisman). She returns only because she learns her mother Elaine (Mary Kay Place) is in the hospital there with a blood clot. After being forced back into her old...

Review: Are We Ready for ‘Bandersnatch’ and Interactive Film as a Genre?

I waited up for the Netflix release of the film Bandersnatch in the early morning hours Friday. It dropped at 2 AM CST, too late for me to hang. I dozed and missed several decisions, having stayed up too late to watch a movie. I waited until the next day to give it a...

Review: ‘Welcome to Marwen’ is Two Films Fighting for One Screen Space

Robert Zemeckis is well known for his blending of live-action and animation. Unfortunately, and in a few different ways, Welcome to Marwen does not stay one seamless film throughout. The story of Mark Hogancamp, adapted for the big screen, often clashes with the motion capture integration of the art installation the man used as...

Review: ‘Second Act’ Is All About Second Chances

The friendship between Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini has spawned for over a decade. It’s surprising that the two actors have never appeared together on camera before. Remini has built a successful career in TV over the years with shows like The King of Queens and her reality docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath. And...

Review: ‘Vice’ Isn’t As Earnest As It Should Be

The story of former Vice President Dick Cheney is one that certainly warrants its own motion picture.  Known to be one of the most powerful men in history with an acute eye for deception. Vice tells the story of how a monotone bureaucratic VP — who we hardly noticed — came into power. The opening...

Review: ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Is A Watered Down Version of the Character

Once Upon A Deadpool definitely has its audience. The $1 million the film made on its Wednesday opening night certainly proves that. Though there’s less blood in this iteration, there’s plenty of fighting and more than enough f-bombs to keep loyal fans satisfied with the brand. The film is basically a re-release of Deadpool...

Review: Close Your Eyes and Prepare Yourself for ‘Bird Box’

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier — is notably known for crafting stories involving complex familial relationships, as depicted in her critically acclaimed Danish film In A Better World. The theme of family, conflict and broken bonds weaves its way through the narrative of the sci-fi thriller Bird Box adapted from the Josh Malerman dystopian...