Archive for October 13th, 2017

Review: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Just outside of Walt Disney World, “The Most Magical Place On Earth,” in Kissimmee, Florida exists a poor and working class community where, for these people,  this magical theme park neighbor might as well be on the other side of the planet.  Within this community, people […]

Review: THE FOREIGNER

By Renee’ C. Rating: 3.5 (Out of 5 Reels) A humble businessman, Quan Ngoc Minh (Jackie Chan) with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter, Fan (Katie Leung) is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities […]

Review: MARSHALL

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Even though the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution abolished slavery and made the former slaves free citizens, African-Americans to this very day face prejudices in the legal system.  Of course this is not for a lack of trying and fighting for fairness.  Established in 1940, […]

Review: THE FOREIGNER

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) The list of revenge flicks in existence may run for miles, but there’s a good reason for this.  This type of movie, when executed well, makes for compelling cinema.  Usually, the protagonist is portrayed as a sympathetic character for whom audiences can cheer, and when the […]

Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY

By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) After Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow and Before I Fall, does cinema really need another movie where the protagonist repeats the day over and over until he or she does it correctly? Is cinema falling into a self-prophetic vicious cycle of repeated plots?  I would have to answer […]