Reel Reviews

The Shallows - Movie Review

B-movie material with a good-sized bite.

Free State of Jones - Movie Review

Much better suited for a multi-part mini-series

Finding Dory - Movie Review

Offers a much-needed message in today’s world of increasing intolerance for those who are different.

Central Intelligence - Movie Review

Mindless entertainment. An ironic statement but we could all use the laugh.

10 Cloverfield Lane - Blu-ray Review

Our kind of science fiction B-movie cocktail

Zootopia - Blu-ray Review

The shot in the arm that the animated community needed

Hail, Caesar! - Blu-ray Review

A little smart is a much welcomed treat

Roots: The Complete Original Series (1977) - Blu-ray Review

Roots shows limitations in its narrative.

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White Zombie (1932) - Blu-ray Review

White Zombie (1932) - Blu-ray Review It’s been heralded as a minor classic.  It’s also the first movie to showcase zombies – whether the walking dead or just poisoned.  Let’s be honest, though.  It’s far beyond the appropriate time to recognize Victor Halperin’s White Zombie as a masterpiece of horror. ...

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All Superheroes Must Die - Blu-ray Review

All Superheroes Must Die - Blu-ray Review Well, at least it tries to do something different with the whole superhero genre.  Imagine if DC’s Justice League or Marvel’s The Avengers were fractured and driven apart by one of their villains for all eternity.  Imagine if that villain was Jigsaw from the SAW series ...

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Searching for Sugar Man - Blu-ray Review

Searching for Sugar Man - Blu-ray Review Searching for Sugar Man clocks in a swift 85 minutes but the true story it tells – about an unknown folk-rock artist from Detroit, Michigan who doesn’t even know he’s bigger than Elvis in South Africa – is one you will never forget.  Rodriguez is his name ...

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End of Watch - Blu-ray Review

End of Watch - Movie Review For most of his career in film writer/director David Ayer has earned a living telling the violent stories of police officers on call.  From films like Training Day to Street Kings, Ayer’s playground is the hard-hitting streets of Los Angeles.  He knows this territory well and ...

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To Rome With Love - Blu-ray Review

To Rome With Love - Blu-ray Review Bursting with the same joy captured inside Domenico Modugno’s recording of Volare, To Rome with Love continues Woody Allen’s successful European vacation.  The comedy is just shy of the usual laughter and a definite step down from his most successful film ...

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Ticks (1993) - Blu-ray review

Ticks - Blu-ray Review “Gross,” my wife said to me while studying the artwork on Olive Films Blu-ray release of Paramount’s Ticks, a low-budget creature feature from 1993.  It was followed by, “what the hell is wrong with you?” Ticks, to be sure, is my cup of malt-o-meal comfort ...

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Wake in Fright (1971) - Blu-ray Review

Wake in Fright - Blu-ray Review Sweat. Dust. Violence. And beer. These are the outback facts of life in Ted Kotcheff’s hard-hitting Wake in Fright.  An Australian film long thought lost due to the ravages of time, Wake in Fright stands proudly alongside Mad Max and Picnic at Hanging Rock as high ....

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Sleeper (1973) - Blu-ray Review

Sleeper - Blu-ray Review With inspired gonzo guffaws and slapdash guerrilla filmmaking stylings, Sleepers is the funniest Woody Allen film to appear before his artistic vision made him a household name.  Allen, a longtime fan of silent clowns like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, throws ...

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Broken City - Movie Review

Broken City - Movie ReviewPlanted smack-dab in the middle of the January dumping season - where cinematic stinkers are unleashed to dirty the elbows of Oscar hopefuls - Broken City is slotted exactly where it belongs. And this one’s certainly not vying for Oscar attention. So, ...

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Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - Blu-ray Review

Hannah and Her Sisters - Blu-ray Review The family tree gets a bit uprooted in the fantastic Hannah and Her Sisters.  Set between two family thanksgivings, this 1986 offering from writer/director Woody Allen is rich in storytelling flow – as the characters take turn narrating the events – and ...

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