Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

SXSW 2019 Review: “The Curse of La Llorona” World Premieres at SXSW and in Theaters Now

By Liz Lopez Rating: B-/C+ The horror film “The Curse of La Llorona” premiered at SXSW on Friday, March 15th and many in the audience seemed unnerved. As for me, not so much. I have heard (and read) about the familiar legend, La Llorona, in Latin American (Mexico and South America) folklore, over the past few […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Even though this latest installment in The Conjuring Universe premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, I simply wasn’t quite that interested in the film to attend the festival screening. It was just a gut feeling, but at the time, I felt that this mobioe would […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) From Disneynature comes another gorgeously shot documentary which showcases the life and trials of a particular species. The subject, this time, is a family of Adélie penguins as they go through their regular seasonal routines. This actually proves to be much more exciting than it sounds. […]

Review: SHAZAM!

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) After receiving some mixed or negative critical responses with some of their recent DC films, it seems like Warner Bros. Studios has been working hard to salvage what they can from the DC Extended Universe. They did manage a big win with Wonder Woman, and achieved […]

Film Review: Based on true events, “The Best of Enemies” Shows Changes in 1970s Durham

By Liz Lopez Rating: B+ First-time feature filmmaker Robin Bissell wrote the script inspired by “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South” written by Osha Gray Davidson. Daily life in the mid-twentieth-century South was still not an easy time in North Carolina when the KKK still ran their operations very publicly.