REview: American Assassin (2017) | Rickety Plot And Bond-ish Third Act Hobbles Spy Thriller

I didn’t hate Michael Cuesta’s American Assassin though I didn’t like it either. The movie is well-shot and cast with great actors like David Suchet, Michael Keaton, Scott Adkins and Sanaa Lathan and yet somehow manages to fall apart, particularly in the third act, which replaces some interesting human drama with James Bond-ish antics. Though […]

Trailer Into REaction: Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

This is an odd one because when I learned the title of the latest Saw movie was Spiral: From The Book Of Saw I got vaguely biblical vibes (that’s why in my reaction I kept saying ‘Saul’ instead of ‘Saw’), which considering the subject matter is virtually sacrilegious. Spiral is a reboot of a franchise […]

REview: Uncut Gems (2019) | Addiction Comes In Many Forms

2019’s Uncut Gems was for me a pleasant surprise–though the movie, due to it’s particularly dark subject matter–was not ‘pleasant’ in the typical sense of the word. That’s not to say that it isn’t worth seeing, but it’s very much adult in terms of its language, themes and sensibilities. The movie is a treatise on […]