Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Relationtrip – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Title Card for the Film "The Relationtrip."
Over the course of a weekend, two people, both dealing with issues that ruined past relationships, go through every stage of love in a brilliantly weird and comical way. Director(s) Renée Felice Smith, C.A. Gabriel Screenplay By Renée Felice Smith, C.A. Gabriel, Dana Scanlon Date Released 1/16/2018 Genre(s) Comedy, Romance, Drama Noted Actors Liam Matt Bush Beck Renée Felice Smith Liam’s Mom Sally Struthers Chippy Eric Christian Olsen Dr. Lupschweiss Linda Hunt Summary Two likely 20, maybe early 30, somethings,...

Unsane – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The title card for Unsane.
Unsane, as Claire Foy’s character unravels, turns into a mystery where you are questioning and investigating what is real and perhaps just the perception of a crazy person. Director(s) Steven Soderbergh Screenplay By Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer Date Released 3/23/18 Genre(s) Mystery, Thriller, Psychological Noted Actors Sawyer Claire Foy David/George Joshua Leonard Nate Jay Pharoah Jill Sarah Stiles Violet Juno Temple Jacob Raúl Castillo Angela (Sawyer’s Mom) Amy Irving Summary Sawyer has been having a bit of a tough time. For two years she...

The Female Brain – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The title card for The Female Brain.
Whitney Cummings proves that it isn’t just male comedians who find a second life and flourish by taking on a dramatic role. Director(s) Whitney Cummings Screenplay By Neal Brennan, Whitney Cummings Date Released 2/9/2018 Genre(s) Drama, Romance, Comedy Noted Actors Dr. Julia Brizendine Whitney Cummings Lisa Sofía Vergara Steven Deon Cole Lexi Lucy Punch Adam James Marsden Zoe Cecily Strong Greg Blake Griffin Kevin Toby Kebbell Abby Beanie Feldstein Summary Dr. Julia Brizendine, a neurologist, alongside three sets of couples, helps explain the driving force between the baseline...

Freak Show – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The Title Card for Freak Show
Freak Show moves past your usual coming out story and focuses on how to gain tolerance or acceptance, thus presenting a more interesting narrative than often seen in LGBT focused films. Director(s) Trudie Styler Screenplay By Patrick J. Clifton, Beth Rigazio, and Based on the Novel by James St. James Date Released 1/12/2018 Genre(s) LGBT, Drama, Comedy, Tear Jerker, Feel Good Movie Noted Actors Billy Alex Lawther (Recently Seen in The...

The Greatest Showman – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The Greatest Showman - Title Card
The Greatest Showman is the type of musical which is worth repeat viewings and one you can see make an inevitable move to Broadway. Director(s) Michael Gracey Writer(s) Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon Noted Actors PT Barnum Hugh Jackman Charity Michelle Williams Phillip Zac Efron Anne Zendaya Lettie Keala Settle Jenny Rebecca Ferguson Summary A tailor’s son who falls in love with a rich girl. A young man, a noted playwright, who falls in love with a Black trapeze...

Dismissed – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

Dismissed - Title Card
Dismissed for Dylan Sprouse will surely make him one of the few Disney Channel alumni whose talent deserves to be taken seriously. Director(s) Benjamin Arfmann Writer(s) Brian McAuley Noted Actors David Butler Kent Osborne Mr. Sheldon Randall Park Lucas Dylan Sprouse Alex Matthew J Evans Becca Rae Gray Summary At a public high school, Mr. David Butler toils away dealing with his indifferent students. The kind who will plagiarize flagrantly and some teachers, like Mr. Sheldon,...

Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7utbHbxDAM Though certain plot elements require more forgiveness than you may be able to muster, Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice) may end up being considered this year’s Your Name. Director: Naoko Yamada Trigger Warning(s): Suicide Attempts Summary When Shoko Nishimiya (Saori Hayami) was 12, she found herself mercilessly bullied by Shoya Ishida (Miyu Irino), Naoka Ueno (Yuki Kaneko) and their friends. Anything from...

The Foreigner – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The Foreigner - Title Card
  In The Foreigner, Jackie Chan combines a timely backstory, mixed with a slightly generic plot, and the type of action you’d only expect from something with his name associated with it. Director: Martin Campbell Summary It was 1984 when Mr. Quan (Jackie Chan) immigrated to England from south-east Asia. Since then, he had a quiet life. He opened a Chinese restaurant, was...

The Story of 90 Coins – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

The Story of 90 Coins is the type of short you want to see become a full-length feature. For just the way it makes your heart beat quicken and brings tears to your eyes in just 9 minutes, it is like you are the one experiencing the whirlwind that is falling in love. Summary What we are presented with is a...

Girls Trip – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

Kofi Siriboe as Malik in Girl's Trip
Without question, Girls Trip is the funniest movie I have ever seen PERIOD. All thanks to, not necessarily the established stars, per se, but Tiffany Haddish. Summary After meeting in college, becoming successful and starting families, a group of friends who called themselves the “Flossy Posse” started to drift a bit. However, with Ryan (Regina Hall) being the keynote speaker at...