Archive for May, 2020

Review: Planet of the Humans

— by RON WILKINSON — The YouTube title reads “Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans.” Apparently, the film-maker added the Oscar winner’s handle and offered 30 days of free viewing to get this stinker off the dime. It will not work. Whether Moore owed his buddy Jeff Gibbs a [...]

Review: Deerskin

— by RON WILKINSON — Georges might always have felt it is the clothes that make the man. No wonder, reeling from the short end of a divorce, penniless and with his credit card cruelly cancelled by a heartless ex, it is a coat of the skin of prey that speaks to him. Abandoned to […[...]

Review: Until the Birds Return

— by BEV QUESTAD — How responsible are we when we see an injustice happen and we do nothing? Karim Moussaoui, an Algerian writer/director, presents three perspectives on this in his masterpiece, “Until the Birds Return.” Three life strands are juxtaposed, each with their parallels an[...]

Review: True History of the Kelly Gang

— by RON WILKINSON — George MacKay wanted to cover all the bases and appearing as the luckless and legendary Ned Kelly and the plucky and traumatized Lance Corporal Schofield in two films opening in Australia on the same day did it. On the other hand, the stark grace of “1917” so ove[...]

Review: Endings, Beginnings

— by BEV QUESTAD — From 71 years of observation, it seems this is a role-reversal film where the woman, in this case Daphne (Shailene Woodley), takes on the characteristics of the stereotypical social bachelor who sports with one girl after another, oblivious to breaking hearts. Like the[...]

Review: Why Don’t You Just Die!

— by RON WILKINSON — Most splatter flicks take themselves too seriously. It is not the plethora of spouting veins that makes the movie great, it is the deliciously dark humor than goes with it. Throwing a TV set into someone’s face is fun enough, but when the set itself refuses to die,[...]

7 Defining Gambling Scenes in Movie History

— by SIMON LEDGER — Gambling scenes in movies keep you on the edge of your seat. They usually come at the crucial point in the film, bringing high-tension drama to the table. Gambling has become more accessible to the general public in the US over recent years. Online casinos and sportsb[...]

Movie rental chain going all in on CBD

— by SIMON LEDGER — Family Video, a Midwest movie rental chain, has a new product in store, but it’s not what you would expect. In fact, if you were to guess, chances are you would never get it right. The product itself is CBD, or cannabidiol. Over 50 stores in Michigan alone, and 250 [...]

The American Nurse streaming for free

— by BEV QUESTAD — To honor nurses on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, “The American Nurse” a gripping documentary, has been released for free viewing. The link is at the end of this review. Carolyn Jones, a cancer survivor inspired by the nurses who kept her alive,decid[...]

Review: About a Teacher

— by BEV QUESTAD — During his first year of teaching, Hanan Harchol tells his dad it’s like living in a war zone. “Yesterday one kid almost impaled another kid with a light stand.” Based on his own first three years of teaching fimmaking at an inner-city New York high school, Harch[...]

Review: The Other Lamb

— by RON WILKINSON — The opening scenes of the concubine-like quarters of the 15 or so women under the control of Shepherd tell the whole story. Do not try to impose any kind of literal, rational interpretation on this movie. The message is allegorical, at best. At worst, it is exploitat[...]

Chris Hemsworth set to play Hulk Hogan

He has already amazed us all on the big screen with his feats of strength playing the Norse god Thor in “The Avengers” series of movies and in standalone adventures, but now Chris Hemsworth has accepted a role that might be even more over the top. Next year, he will be starring in the lead [&hel[...]

Review: What You Gonna Do When …

— by BEV QUESTAD — Two boys, scared in a small carnival funhouse with sudden pop-outs, mirrors, clown faces, and crazy laughs, reflect the lives of African-Americans living in southern America. No matter where they turn in the frightening, bizarre environment, they must first conquer the[...]

Preparing for Microsoft 70-741 Exam?

Microsoft is considered to be one of the most renowned vendors of prestigious IT credentials and exams to equip you with the required skills to launch or advance your career in the IT field. With their badges you will always stay up to date with the modern technologies that evolve every single day a[...]