Tag: review

Young Math Genius Navigates Life in Family Drama

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Flickr “Gifted” is a sweet and moving drama that centers around real, three-dimensional characters with daily struggles that many viewers can relate to. It truly is a rarity to see a film this personal and this intimate get made in an industry dominated by big-budget, […]

Funny or Die Sketch Gets Baseball Comedy Show on IFC

Photo courtesy of Disney ABC Television Group, Flickr Baseball is in full swing, and as fans of the game flock to stadiums across the country, television network IFC is offering viewers “Brockmire,” a new comedy dedicated to America’s pastime. Airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT, the show stars Hank Azaria […]

John Wick Hits Target Dead-On in Exemplary Sequel

Photo courtesy of Siebbi, Wikipedia Sequels are often bad mistakes: cynical cash-grabs capitalizing on the original film’s success, or earnest attempts that fall short of audiences’ expectations. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, and “John Wick: Chapter 2” is certainly one of them. The sequel to 2014’s “John […]

‘Tusk’s’ Genre Confusion Disorients Audience

Photo Courtesy of Tony Shek, Flickr Creative Commons “Tusk,” the new horror film from acclaimed writer and director Kevin Smith, may not be exactly what you expect from the guy that brought you “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” This is actually Smith’s second excursion into […]

‘The Drop’ Fails to Captivate

Late August through September is the most frustrating time of the year for movie audiences. The summer blockbusters have already passed and the following month and a half usually contains nothing but fillers and afterthoughts during the transition from blockbuster season to Oscar season. "The Drop" is the kind of […]