REVIEW: THE RENTAL (2020)

“Charlie! Tell me that’s not a camera.” If you type “Airbnb Hidden Cameras,” into your search engine, you’ll find a plethora of headlines that say, “How to Check If Your Airbnb Has Cameras,” or “A Family Vacationing Finds Hidden Camera in Airbnb.” Sure, the occurrences may be few and far between, but I would personally…

REVIEW: THE PAINTED BIRD (2020)

“You’re useless!” There’s a scene in The Office U.S. when Gabe tries to make a simple office Halloween party into something truly scary. Gabe, who has been experimenting with making his own “horror” films, gets the idea to expose his fellow employees to the frightening images of his creativity. The amateur film is nothing but…

REVIEW: GREYHOUND (2020)

“Greyhound, good luck surviving the night.” I’m sure, like so many of you, we are all missing the feeling of sitting in the movie theater as the surround sound rocks you to your core. But as we ponder our lost love of stuffing our bellies with popcorn, as epic scenes flash upon the screen, if…

REVIEW: THE TRUTH (2020)

“I prefer to have been a bad mother, a bad friend, and a good actress. You may not forgive me, but the public does.” For years, films have taken a look at the complex relationship between mothers and daughters. The strained relationships like August: Osage County (2013). The manipulative relationships like the one in Mildred…

REVIEW: 7500 (2020)

“Please, report your emergency.” “We have a 7500.” Some may describe traveling in an airplane as flying in a tin can. And while my joy for flying abruptly left halfway into my first flight, I can’t say I’ve had a “fear” of flying. But whether you’re deathly afraid, or not afraid at all, being on…

REVIEW: LONG GONE SUMMER (2020)

“I say flatly, and with complete assurance, the statistics, and in some cases, the records of people who are known juicers, are inauthentic.” My father was 9 years old when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run in 1961 – a hit that would break Babe Ruth’s well-established record of 60 in a single season.…

REVIEW: DA 5 BLOODS (2020)

“You got me?” “We got you, Blood.” Pictures begin to appear onscreen, while footage of famous boxer, Muhammad Ali, asks why should he shoot these Vietnamese people? “They never set dogs on me, or lynched me.” It’s a history lesson, centered on the constant war that many black Americans face to this day. It’s no…

REVIEW: SHIRLEY (2020)

“What becomes of your dear heroine?” “What happens to all lost girls… they go mad.” Many of us have heard of horror authors Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, or William Peter Blatty, but many of us have forgotten author Shirley Jackson. Jackson, most known for her popular ghost story, The Haunting of Hill House, is an…

REVIEW: SPACE FORCE SEASON 1

“Oh, he is blowing it just like you thought. Yeah, it is a complete shit-show.” When the news first broke about President Donald Trump’s new military branch called, Space Force, I stated on Twitter that it sounded like something The Office’s, Dwight Schrute, would make up to feel important. So being a huge fan of…

REVIEW: THE LOVEBIRDS (2020)

“Did you think it was one of those ‘men only’ doors?” In times like these, we look for any type of break from reality — most often through comedic films. In this case, The Lovebirds fits that comedy escape. The Lovebirds stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as Leilani and Jibran, a couple who’s thrust…