Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Review: ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) In 1990, Yukito Kushiro introduced his cyberpunk universe through the pages of manga and to this day, the 51 year-old artist continues to tell these stories. Well, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood filmmakers would decide to adapt this rich and inventive universe […]

Review: ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

By Renee’ C. Rating: 2 (Out of 5 Reels) A young woman named Natalie (Rebel Wilson), disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy (IMDB). Wilson carries this film admirably and the supporting cast does a good job as well. I believe this is the first film in which Wilson has been […]

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: DONNYBROOK

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Based on the dark and gritty novel of the same name by Frank Bill, writer/director Tim Sutton’s adaptation is a darkly meditative piece that slowly burns until its explosively brutal climax.  Jamie Bell and Frank Grillo star as foes with a similar goal–to escape the helplessness […]

Review: CAPERNAUM

By Jan Hamilton Capernaum means chaos in Lebanese, and our movie is a perfect representation of the word, but it is not without humanity, goodness and hope. We first see Zain, a small twelve year old boy, in court.  The judge asks why Zain wants to sue his parents, he says “Because they gave me […]

Review: THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING

By Liz Lopez Rating B+ Director Joe Cornish (2011 cult favorite “Attack the Block”) returns with “The Kid Who Would Be King” a contemporary King Arthur legend screenplay he wrote featuring pre/young teens saving England from complete doom by someone who wants the sword after it is pulled from the stone. The story is pretty […]