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wish upon

By Laurie Coker Rating: B- Typically a PG-13 rating on a horror thriller is a tell – too mild for true horror fans, but acceptable to tweens and above. Wish Upon hardly offers an original story, but it does harbor a few shocks and surprises making it worth a look. A strong lead in Joey […]



By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) With films Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and 2016’s Pete’s Dragon as his first two feature films, filmmaker David Lowery has already made a name for himself as a writer/director capable of compelling and beautiful work.  However,  Lowery didn’t contently rest on his laurels and quickly began work […]

Review: MAUDIE


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Until watching this movie, I had not heard of the artist Maud Lewis, nor was I aware of her story.  Now that I have learned about her, I feel grateful for the opportunity to review this fascinating and compelling biopic.  Maudie details the adult life of […]



By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) As the sole cinematic property of Sony, the character Spider-Man achieved tremendous successes with its first movie franchise which begin in 2002 with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. After two failed attempts at a reboot franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Sony […]

Review: THE BEGUILED (2017)


By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) In 1971, writer/director Don Siegel’s The Beguiled opened in theaters, but despite the critical acclaim it received, it did not do well at the box office.  Siegel’s steamy and disturbing adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel A Painted Devil came at a time where filmmakers had started […]