Archive for April 12th, 2017

SXSW 2017 Review: 68 KILL

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) My first Midnighter of the festival comes from Snowfort Pictures and writer/director Trent Haaga, the brilliant and wicked writer behind 2013’s Cheap Thrills.  With those wonderfully creative insane folks behind this film, there was no way I could miss it.  68 Kill offers a dark, twisted […]

Review: GIFTED

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Cinema has tackled the drama of a child custody battle for decades now.  As this type of case is rather common in reality, filmmakers have used this scenario and its variations multiple times with results ranging from excellent to melodramatic.  Writer Tom Flynn and director Marc […]

Movie Trailer: DETROIT

Source: Annapurna Pictures From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Written by Mark Boal. Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, […]


Source: Paramount Pictures The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.  Saving our world falls upon the shoulders […]


By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) One of my first films of this year’s festival was a rather amusing comedy that reminds me of “slacker” comedies from the 90s (Clerks, Reality Bites, Kicking and Screaming).  As a man who went through his late teens and twenties during that era, I rather enjoyed […]