“Family First” (Canada) Directed by Sophie DuPuis Sophie DuPuis’ challenging feature, “Family First” (Canada’s 2018 Foreign- Language Oscar entry) is a bit of a dichotomous mixed bag. While it possesses some indelible characters, you’ll recognize the well-trodden story-line from several … Continue reading 54th Chicago Int’l Film Fest #2: “Family First” (Canada)
“The City That Sold America” Directed by Ky Dickens (USA) Ky Dickens historical investigation of Chicago’s place at the center of American advertising, is, let’s be clear, too short. But, in this instance, that bit of criticism is meant as … Continue reading 54th Chicago Int’l Film Fest #1: “The City That Sold America” (USA)
“Marvel’s Iron Fist” – Season Two (Netflix) Created by Scott Buck Season One of “Iron Fist” is certainly in the discussion of worst series in streaming history. You can read my review of that show here to see just how … Continue reading “Marvel’s Iron Fist” Netflix (Season 2)
“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” – Season One (Amazon Prime) Created by Carlton Cuse & Graham Roland In a nutshell, the new iteration of “Jack Ryan” should have been better. After all, it does have an interesting story, is well-paced, possesses … Continue reading “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” Season One (Amazon Prime)
“BlacKKKlansmen” Directed by Spike Lee Spike’s new joint may be his best since “25th Hour” (excluding his documentaries), maybe even since “Do the Right Thing”, so be prepared, y’all. This is a film as much about this EXACT moment in … Continue reading “BlacKKKlansmen”
Now that the summer’s biggest blockbusters have all been released, it’s time to give them a look and, hopefully, help you decide what to bother renting/streaming. I know, I know…”Jason, if I wanted see them, I already would have”! Well, … Continue reading The BIG Summer Flicks of ’18! Worth Streaming?
The Europeans, whose procedurals and espionage-thrillers are, let’s face it, miles ahead of their Hollywood counterparts in writing, acting and mystery, have long been the leaders in their use of strong female characters – as both protagonist and antagonist. But … Continue reading Two female-driven whodunnits: “Killing Eve” & “Hidden (Craith)”