Archive for October 19th, 2017

Review: ONLY THE BRAVE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) On June 30, 2013, the Granite Mountain Hotshots fire department fought hard, but suffered a tremendous loss during the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.  Nineteen members of the elite firefighting team were killed and this tragedy is considered the greatest loss of US firefighters since the […]

Review: MARK FELT: THE MAN HOW BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

By Renee’ Collins Rating: 4.5 (Out of 5 Reels) The story of Mark Felt (Liam Neeson), who under the name “Deep Throat” helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974 (IMDB). Neeson is spectacular in his role as Felt. It is hard to believe that one or two persons, namely […]

Review: THE SNOWMAN

By Mark Saldana Rating: 2 (Out of 4 Stars) Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø, The Snowman introduces movie audiences to the character of Harry Hole, a Norwegian detective working on a serial murder case.  Tomas Alfredson, the acclaimed director of Let the Right One In, helms this problematic adaptation that apparently was plagued by […]

Review: MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) On August 8, 1974, US President Richard M. Nixon announced on television his resignation from office.  As most people know, the Watergate break in, its investigation by the FBI and the coverage by the press led to the downfall of the 37th president.  Key to this […]

Reviews: THE SNOWMAN

By Renee’ C. Rating: 1 (Out of 5 Reels) Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman (IMDB). I was cautiously optimistic about seeing this film because I have enjoyed roles Fassbender has previously portrayed. Unfortunately, his acting talents could not save […]