Hypochondriac (2022)

- Movie Rating -

Hypochondriac (2022)

Addison Heimann’s psychological horror drama Hypochondriac is the kind of movie that, as a critic, I find it difficult to describe in words, you watch it, you don’t explain it.  That might work in terms of the movie but it does not bode well for a review.  I could almost stop here and say, don’t […]

| August 5, 2022
×
Spiderhead (2022)

- Movie Rating -

Spiderhead (2022)

Nothing thrills me like science fiction about ideas, and very little frustrates me like seeing those ideas presented in a provoking way and then run through routine action movie cliches.  Such is the problem with Netflix’s Spiderhead a movie that boasts a rising young director in Joseph Kosinsky (fresh off of Top Gun: Maverick) and a […]

| July 1, 2022
×
Citizen Ashe (2021)

- Movie Rating -

Citizen Ashe (2021)

When I was a kid in the late 70s and early 80s, I was never tennis-oriented, or for that matter sport-oriented.  Tennis was an interesting part of the television tapestry – the people programming the new fledgling cable channel HBO seemed obsessed with it.  I was, however, aware of the Mount Rushmore of players, which […]

| June 26, 2022
×
My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

My 10 Favorite films of All Time (2022)

The very idea of a 10 best list is basically a snake eating its own tail.  You’re a critic offering a critical view of your favorite films at the risk of being criticized.  There is no possibility to ever offer up a list that could make everybody happy, so the value of such an exercise […]

| June 14, 2022
×
Mad God (2022)

- Movie Rating -

Mad God (2022)

I don’t know what to do here. I just spent an hour and twenty-three minutes beholding Phil Tippett’s Mad God, an ugly, unpleasant dystopian nightmare from which I exit the other side feeling unclean and confused.  However, given it’s pedigree, particularly the fact that Tippett – The Oscar-winning special effects wizard who worked on everything […]

| June 11, 2022
×
I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

- Movie Rating -

I’m Charlie Walker (2022)

I’m Charlie Walker opens with the text “Based on a True Story.”  Since I’ve never heard of Charlie Walker, this means nothing to me.  And since this movie never seems to have any relation to anything in real life due to the fact that the filmmaking and the performances feel like bad stage acting, it […]

| June 10, 2022
×
The Righteous (2022)

- Movie Rating -

The Righteous (2022)

There is so much to love about actor Mark O’Brien’s directorial debut The Righteous, and so much a relief that a first-time filmmaker can engineer a mood piece this deliberately paced and this beautiful.  It’s a psychological drama from Canada, spare on characters and heavy on tension, and I appreciated so much of it that […]

| June 10, 2022
×
Miracle (2022)

- Movie Rating -

Miracle (2022)

  Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle tells two stories, the first much more engrossing than the second, and then arrives at an ending that I am still not able to piece together.  All together this is never an uninteresting film, but when you try and piece it back together in your mind afterwards, you may have some […]

| June 7, 2022
×