Closet Monster (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 28th, 2016 - Movie Reviews

There’s a heck of a lot to like about writer/director Stephen Dunn’s feature-length narrative debut Closet Monster. It’s an intriguing film, one that has more to say about sexuality and gender than it initially appears, things revolving around a main character who exhibits a ton of genre stereotypes only to burst free of most of them as the story rolls along to its conclusion.

There’s a heck of a lot to like about writer/director Stephen Dunn’s feature-length narrative debut Closet Monster. It’s an intriguing film, one that has more to say about sexuality and gender than it initially appears, things revolving around a main character who exhibits a ton of genre stereotypes only to burst free of most of them as the story rolls along to its conclusion.

Inferno (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 28th, 2016 - Movie Reviews

Inferno might not be terrible, but that’s not saying much. Here’s hoping all involved are done making these Dan Brown adaptations, because I seriously doubt I have the desire or the energy to try and sit through another one anytime soon.

Inferno might not be terrible, but that’s not saying much. Here’s hoping all involved are done making these Dan Brown adaptations, because I seriously doubt I have the desire or the energy to try and sit through another one anytime soon.

“Certain Women” – Interview with Kelly Reichardt

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 26th, 2016 - Interviews

“I do hope, in light of all the hostility in our world right now, that people see something about community, about togetherness and about women, that they haven’t thought about in a little while, and that they see how we are all connected even if we don’t realize it. I want us all to be looking out for one another.”

“I do hope, in light of all the hostility in our world right now, that people see something about community, about togetherness and about women, that they haven’t thought about in a little while, and that they see how we are all connected even if we don’t realize it. I want us all to be looking out for one another.”

Nerve (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 26th, 2016 - Blu-ray and DVD

Nerve doesn’t work, but it does have a number of solid moments, while Roberts delivers one of the better performances of her still young career. Lionsgate’s Blu-ray presentation is solid across the board, and I seriously doubt fans will be even moderately disappointed if they choose to add the title to their personal libraries.

Nerve doesn’t work, but it does have a number of solid moments, while Roberts delivers one of the better performances of her still young career. Lionsgate’s Blu-ray presentation is solid across the board, and I seriously doubt fans will be even moderately disappointed if they choose to add the title to their personal libraries.

Certain Women (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 21st, 2016 - Movie Reviews

A breathless entertainment, as simple and as straightforward as it is austere and ephemeral, Certain Women is a tale of life, of how that life is lived and of the connections that are made as one travels down its mysterious road.

A breathless entertainment, as simple and as straightforward as it is austere and ephemeral, Certain Women is a tale of life, of how that life is lived and of the connections that are made as one travels down its mysterious road.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 21st, 2016 - Movie Reviews

Based on the 18th book in Childs’ seemingly never-ending series revolving around the character, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has much to admire. Sadly, it has maybe even more to be disappointed with, the film living up to its title for all the wrong reasons.

Based on the 18th book in Childs’ seemingly never-ending series revolving around the character, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has much to admire. Sadly, it has maybe even more to be disappointed with, the film living up to its title for all the wrong reasons.

Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 21st, 2016 - Movie Reviews

There is no single decent reason to spend good money to see Keeping Up with the Joneses at the multiplex. In fact, I’m not even sure there’s one to warrant spending money on a rental when it ends up on VOD or at the local Red Box, and I sure as heck don’t think anyone should pick up the Blu-ray when it’s in the bargain bin at the neighborhood Wal-Mart.

There is no single decent reason to spend good money to see Keeping Up with the Joneses at the multiplex. In fact, I’m not even sure there’s one to warrant spending money on a rental when it ends up on VOD or at the local Red Box, and I sure as heck don’t think anyone should pick up the Blu-ray when it’s in the bargain bin at the neighborhood Wal-Mart.

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 21st, 2016 - Movie Reviews

With Ouija: Origin of Evil Flanagan cements his status as a rising directorial talent, especially as it concerns genre fair like this. Not only can I not wait to see what he has in store for us all next, I just as assuredly cannot wait to get a look at this nifty little piece of supernatural terror again for a second time.

With Ouija: Origin of Evil Flanagan cements his status as a rising directorial talent, especially as it concerns genre fair like this. Not only can I not wait to see what he has in store for us all next, I just as assuredly cannot wait to get a look at this nifty little piece of supernatural terror again for a second time.

The Accountant (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 14th, 2016 - Movie Reviews

As thrillers go, The Accountant is incontestably absurd. Funny thing is, as insane as things are, the film is so expertly mounted by director Gavin O’Connor (Tumbleweeds) and scrupulously scripted by Bill Dubuque (The Judge) all of the inanities and laughably convenient coincidences aren’t as big a problem as they should be.

As thrillers go, The Accountant is incontestably absurd. Funny thing is, as insane as things are, the film is so expertly mounted by director Gavin O’Connor (Tumbleweeds) and scrupulously scripted by Bill Dubuque (The Judge) all of the inanities and laughably convenient coincidences aren’t as big a problem as they should be.

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