Irresistible (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 26th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Yet it is just as equally misguided, and for all its good intentions, star power and expert cinematic craftsmanship, Irresistible is a milquetoast political satire I refuse to endorse.

Yet it is just as equally misguided, and for all its good intentions, star power and expert cinematic craftsmanship, Irresistible is a milquetoast political satire I refuse to endorse.

Sometimes Always Never (2018)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 26th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Sometimes Always Never becomes stealthily unforgettable, this peculiar story an intimately human tale of family (and Scrabble!) that plays itself out like a winsome daydream tenderly coupled in the arms of a long-lost love.

Sometimes Always Never becomes stealthily unforgettable, this peculiar story an intimately human tale of family (and Scrabble!) that plays itself out like a winsome daydream tenderly coupled in the arms of a long-lost love.

The Soul Collector (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 19th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

There are numerous layers to writer/director Harold Holscher’s subdued, elegantly eerie South African horror yarn The Soul Collector, many of them uncomfortably fascinating.

There are numerous layers to writer/director Harold Holscher’s subdued, elegantly eerie South African horror yarn The Soul Collector, many of them uncomfortably fascinating.

One Cut of the Dead (2017) (Blu-ray Steelbook)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 16th, 2020 - Blu-ray and DVD

Low budget Japanese import One Cut of the Dead is one of those festival favorites that actually lives up to every ounce of the hype.

Low budget Japanese import One Cut of the Dead is one of those festival favorites that actually lives up to every ounce of the hype.

Infamous (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 12th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

Infamous a mediocre movie that deserves to fade into oblivion as if it never existed in the first place, the fewer followers it ends up having the more likely that outcome is going to be.

Infamous a mediocre movie that deserves to fade into oblivion as if it never existed in the first place, the fewer followers it ends up having the more likely that outcome is going to be.

The King of Staten Island (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 12th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

While an ambitious enterprise with royal aspirations to greatness, The King of Staten Island never earned its crown, and as such my fidelity to its ruling authority is practically nonexistent.

While an ambitious enterprise with royal aspirations to greatness, The King of Staten Island never earned its crown, and as such my fidelity to its ruling authority is practically nonexistent.

Shirley (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 12th, 2020 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Shirley paints the author with an insightfully lush and vibrant brush, her relationship with Rose allowing for a level of empathetic understanding that makes enduring all those ethereal metaphorical ghouls, ghosts and demons magnetically worthwhile.

Shirley paints the author with an insightfully lush and vibrant brush, her relationship with Rose allowing for a level of empathetic understanding that makes enduring all those ethereal metaphorical ghouls, ghosts and demons magnetically worthwhile.

Creepshow – Season 1 (2019) (Blu-ray)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 2nd, 2020 - Blu-ray and DVD

Like most horror anthologies, the first season of Creepshow is unsurprisingly hit-and-miss. But the hits, most notably “House of the Head,” “The Finger” and “The Man in the Suitcase,” are pretty terrific, while the misses are still just amusing enough to not get all that upset that they’re not nearly as strong as some of their counterparts are.

Like most horror anthologies, the first season of Creepshow is unsurprisingly hit-and-miss. But the hits, most notably “House of the Head,” “The Finger” and “The Man in the Suitcase,” are pretty terrific, while the misses are still just amusing enough to not get all that upset that they’re not nearly as strong as some of their counterparts are.

The High Note (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 28th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

The High Note is so much fun to watch any issues I have keep evaporating into the ether almost as if they never existed in the first place.

The High Note is so much fun to watch any issues I have keep evaporating into the ether almost as if they never existed in the first place.

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