The Last Vermeer – Art, WW2, and The Quest For Truth!

Release Date: November 20th, 2020Cast: Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, Roland Møller Director: Dan FriedkinStudio:  Tri-Star Distributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The Last Vermeer begins shortly after WWII has come to a close (at least in Europe) as soldiers uncover a train car full of art. Among them, a Vermeer, previously unknown to […]

“On The Rocks” – A Hilarious, Cozy Story about a Marriage in Turmoil

Release Date: October 1, 2020Director: Sofia CoppolaCast: Rashida Jones, Bill Murray, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick, Jenny SlateStudio: American Zoetrope Distributor: A24Spoilers: NoneIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★★★ It’s ironic how cozy On The Rocks felt since it’s a story about stagnation and uncertain infidelity inside a marriage. Laura (Rashida Jones), connects with her jet-setting, art-dealing, womanizing father, Felix (played […]

Chemical Hearts Depicts Trauma in a Realistic Way

Release Date: August 21, 2020Director: Richard TanneCast: Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah JonesStudio: Page Fifty-Four PicturesDistributor: Amazon StudiosSpoilers: MediumIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★★☆ Chemical Hearts is a teenage love story. But more than that, it’s a story about recovering from trauma. Grace (Reinhart) was in a car accident with her boyfriend, and he didn’t survive. She […]

Boys State: The Event vs. the Documentary

Release Date: August 14, 2020Director: Amanda McBaine, Jesse MossStudio: Concordia Studio, Mile End FilmsDistributor: A24, Apple TV+Spoilers: N/AIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★☆☆ Nerdophiles Review: Oh, this is a tough one. I have a lot of feelings about this documentary, and I think most of them can be categorized as ‘deep concern for the future of our democracy.’ […]

Guy Ritchie Returns to His Roots with ‘The Gentlemen’

Release Date: January 24, 2020Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Henry GoldingDirector: Guy RitchieStudio: MiramaxDistributor: STXfilmsSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★☆☆ After twelve years away from the genre with an odd foray into live-action Disney remakes with 2019’s Aladdin, another new anachronistic take on British legends in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and his […]

Rian Johnson Continues to Kill With Knives Out

Release Date: November 27, 2019Cast: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.Director: Rian JohnsonStudio: Media Rights Capital, T-StreetDistributor: LionsgateSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | WikipediaRating: ★★★★★ Two years out from his divisive Star Wars entry (stupidly I might add, The Last Jedi […]

Ford v Ferrari – A Definite Dad Movie

Release Date: November 15, 2019Cast: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jon BernthalDirector: James MangoldStudio: TSG Entertainment, Turnpike Films, Chernin Entertainment Distributor: 20th Century FoxSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia I was about to dive into a discussion on ‘dad movies,’ but wouldn’t you know it, Miles Surrey over at The Ringer has it covered so instead let’s just get right […]

In Defense of Kristen Stewart: Also Charlie’s Angels Was Great

Release Date: November 15th, 2019Cast: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Dijmoon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Noah Centineo, Patrick StewartDirector: Elizabeth BanksStudio: Columbia Pictures, Perfect World Pictures, 2.0 Entertainment, Brownstone Productions, Cantillon CompanyDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Rating: ★★★★☆ The first thing that people said when I told them I was going to see this […]

Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep Shines

Release Date: November 8, 2019Cast: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff CurtisDirector: Mike FlanaganStudio: Intrepid Pictures, Vertigo EntertainmentDistributor: Warner Bros. PictureSpoilers: LowIMDB| Rotten Tomatoes | WikipediaRating: ★★★★☆ Danny Torrance has had a rough go of it. As a kid, Danny’s dad took on a caretaker job at a haunted hotel in the mountains, went mad, and tried to kill […]