Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 21st, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Peninsula is well made and has any number of strong individual moments, and even if it is nowhere near as memorable as the first film, it’s still suitably entertaining if taken on its own merits.

Peninsula is well made and has any number of strong individual moments, and even if it is nowhere near as memorable as the first film, it’s still suitably entertaining if taken on its own merits.

Random Acts of Violence (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 20th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Random Acts of Violence was so eager to shock, so consumed with trying to make me gasp out loud, that it completely forgot to give me a reason to care.

Random Acts of Violence was so eager to shock, so consumed with trying to make me gasp out loud, that it completely forgot to give me a reason to care.

Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 20th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

I’m having a polarized love-hate reaction to director Thor Freudenthal and screenwriter Nick Naveda’s ambitious, if at times oddly schmaltzy and saccharine, adaptation of author Julia Walton’s best-selling young adult romance Words on Bathroom Walls.

I’m having a polarized love-hate reaction to director Thor Freudenthal and screenwriter Nick Naveda’s ambitious, if at times oddly schmaltzy and saccharine, adaptation of author Julia Walton’s best-selling young adult romance Words on Bathroom Walls.

Uncle Peckerhead (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 14th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Uncle Peckerhead is something of a gleefully gory hoot, and even if I didn’t lose my head over it that doesn’t make the film any less worthwhile.

Uncle Peckerhead is something of a gleefully gory hoot, and even if I didn’t lose my head over it that doesn’t make the film any less worthwhile.

The Wretched (2019) (Blu-ray)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 11th, 2020 - Blu-ray and DVD

The Wretched is a fun flick, and even if it didn’t leave a lasting impression that doesn’t mean I was any less entertained.

The Wretched is a fun flick, and even if it didn’t leave a lasting impression that doesn’t mean I was any less entertained.

The Secret Garden (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 7th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

This new The Secret Garden, while full of life and overflowing in imagination, isn’t still without a few thorns. Had those been trimmed back even a little bit, I’d likely be frolicking through this film’s cinematic fields in bare feet and a large smile plastered on my face.

This new The Secret Garden, while full of life and overflowing in imagination, isn’t still without a few thorns. Had those been trimmed back even a little bit, I’d likely be frolicking through this film’s cinematic fields in bare feet and a large smile plastered on my face.

La Llorona (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 6th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

La Llorona comments on current international events as well as recent Guatemalan history with confident authority, making the film a universally accessible ghost story that will haunt all who watch it for quite some time to come.

La Llorona comments on current international events as well as recent Guatemalan history with confident authority, making the film a universally accessible ghost story that will haunt all who watch it for quite some time to come.

Summerland (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 31st, 2020 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Summerland is the type of motion picture that gives me hope things are going to turn out all right, not just for the characters living inside this tale, but in the here and now for all of us as well.

Summerland is the type of motion picture that gives me hope things are going to turn out all right, not just for the characters living inside this tale, but in the here and now for all of us as well.

Amulet (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 24th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Amulet is a distinctly feminist journey where answers only reveal additional questions, and doing the so-called “right thing” could lead to ghastly unforeseen events born of entitled selfishness that are both heinous and unforgivable all at the same time.

Amulet is a distinctly feminist journey where answers only reveal additional questions, and doing the so-called “right thing” could lead to ghastly unforeseen events born of entitled selfishness that are both heinous and unforgivable all at the same time.

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