Born in China (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 21st, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Born in China fits into the Disneynature canon nicely, and while I personally wasn’t blown away by the film that doesn’t mean I still don’t hope parents take their little ones out to see it.

Born in China fits into the Disneynature canon nicely, and while I personally wasn’t blown away by the film that doesn’t mean I still don’t hope parents take their little ones out to see it.

Free Fire (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 21st, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Wheatley builds things to what might just be the most satisfying final moment I’ve had the pleasure to witness so far this year, Free Fire a crackerjack maelstrom of creative madness that’s a full-throttle merry-go-round of machinegun excitement.

Wheatley builds things to what might just be the most satisfying final moment I’ve had the pleasure to witness so far this year, Free Fire a crackerjack maelstrom of creative madness that’s a full-throttle merry-go-round of machinegun excitement.

The Lost City of Z (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 21st, 2017 - Movie Reviews

The Lost City of Z is a rapturous achievement worthy of discovery, its enigmatic brilliance of a sublime majesty unique in and of itself.

The Lost City of Z is a rapturous achievement worthy of discovery, its enigmatic brilliance of a sublime majesty unique in and of itself.

The Promise (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 21st, 2017 - Movie Reviews

The Promise never delivers on its potential, this infuriating wannabe epic failing to make the kind of long-lasting impression all involved in its production clearly hoped it would.

The Promise never delivers on its potential, this infuriating wannabe epic failing to make the kind of long-lasting impression all involved in its production clearly hoped it would.

Graduation (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 20th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

A profound drama that transcends cultural barriers in ways that are recognizable and poignant, the film’s power is lasting, pure and decidedly genuine. Graduation casts a spell that is impossible to break, the shattering impact of what ultimately transpires a universal call to action that’s brutally clear no matter what language is being spoken.

A profound drama that transcends cultural barriers in ways that are recognizable and poignant, the film’s power is lasting, pure and decidedly genuine. Graduation casts a spell that is impossible to break, the shattering impact of what ultimately transpires a universal call to action that’s brutally clear no matter what language is being spoken.

Colossal (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 19th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Once the tone grows serious, the moment characters begin to reveal who they are and openly state what lengths they’re willing to go to in order to achieve their desires, Vigalondo does not pull his punches. Because of this, Colossal is uniquely fascinating, this kaiju comedy secretly an emotionally crushing monster of a relationship melodrama that’s as intimately human as it is cathartically humane.

Once the tone grows serious, the moment characters begin to reveal who they are and openly state what lengths they’re willing to go to in order to achieve their desires, Vigalondo does not pull his punches. Because of this, Colossal is uniquely fascinating, this kaiju comedy secretly an emotionally crushing monster of a relationship melodrama that’s as intimately human as it is cathartically humane.

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 18th, 2017 - Blu-ray and DVD

I tend to be an easy sell as far as these Underworld films are concerned, and as long as Kate Beckinsale keeps returning to them, I’ll likely remain moderately curious to see how each sequel is going to turn out. Underworld: Blood Wars might not reinvent the wheel as far as this franchise is concerned, but that doesn’t make it any less fun for fans, this latest entry in the vampires versus werewolves franchise well worthy of a look.

I tend to be an easy sell as far as these Underworld films are concerned, and as long as Kate Beckinsale keeps returning to them, I’ll likely remain moderately curious to see how each sequel is going to turn out. Underworld: Blood Wars might not reinvent the wheel as far as this franchise is concerned, but that doesn’t make it any less fun for fans, this latest entry in the vampires versus werewolves franchise well worthy of a look.

Tank 432 (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 18th, 2017 - Blu-ray and DVD

Tank 432 is weird and esoteric, but that’s pretty much all it is. Even on second glance, Nick Gillespie’s debut is just too strange and disconnected from any concrete narrative strands the film ends up almost impossible to invest in emotionally. It’s an idea looking for a reason to exist as a feature, and as such even a slew of impressive visuals aren’t nearly enough to make sitting through this one start to finish close to worthwhile.

Tank 432 is weird and esoteric, but that’s pretty much all it is. Even on second glance, Nick Gillespie’s debut is just too strange and disconnected from any concrete narrative strands the film ends up almost impossible to invest in emotionally. It’s an idea looking for a reason to exist as a feature, and as such even a slew of impressive visuals aren’t nearly enough to make sitting through this one start to finish close to worthwhile.

Gifted (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 14th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Featuring what might be Evans’ best performance as well as a breakout turn by pint-sized starlet Grace, this little gem had me wrapped around its finger right from the start, and to say I loved Gifted wouldn’t be stretching the truth one iota.

Featuring what might be Evans’ best performance as well as a breakout turn by pint-sized starlet Grace, this little gem had me wrapped around its finger right from the start, and to say I loved Gifted wouldn’t be stretching the truth one iota.

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