Black and Blue (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 24th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

I walked out of the promo screening a little angry, disappointed that Taylor’s Black and Blue never lived up to the potential it so deftly showcased for much of its 108-minute running time.

I walked out of the promo screening a little angry, disappointed that Taylor’s Black and Blue never lived up to the potential it so deftly showcased for much of its 108-minute running time.

Trick (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 17th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Trick isn’t much of a Halloween treat, and like a sour apple stuffed with razor blades washing the bad taste of this one out of my mouth is going to be difficult to do.

Trick isn’t much of a Halloween treat, and like a sour apple stuffed with razor blades washing the bad taste of this one out of my mouth is going to be difficult to do.

Gemini Man (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 10th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Gemini Man is the type of high-concept idea that were a dime a dozen back in the 1990s.

Gemini Man is the type of high-concept idea that were a dime a dozen back in the 1990s.

Low Tide (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 4th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Low Tide did just enough to keep me wanting to know what was going to happen next and to find out whether or not brothers Alan and Peter would be able to keep from drowning in the tumultuous sea of bad decisions they were swimming in.

Low Tide did just enough to keep me wanting to know what was going to happen next and to find out whether or not brothers Alan and Peter would be able to keep from drowning in the tumultuous sea of bad decisions they were swimming in.

Joker (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 2nd, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Joker wasn’t for me, and even if I were to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight and have a sudden desire to watch the world burn that still doesn’t mean I see my opinion changing anytime soon.

Joker wasn’t for me, and even if I were to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight and have a sudden desire to watch the world burn that still doesn’t mean I see my opinion changing anytime soon.

Bliss (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 27th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Begos’ maturation as a filmmaker is undeniable, and I love that he’s centered Bliss in such an introspectively human way. He finds a kindred spirit in Dezzy, and as despicable and abhorrent as her tale might be, the young woman’s act of artistic creation is one that feels strangely universal even with all the dismemberments, rips of flesh and gushes of blood.

Begos’ maturation as a filmmaker is undeniable, and I love that he’s centered Bliss in such an introspectively human way. He finds a kindred spirit in Dezzy, and as despicable and abhorrent as her tale might be, the young woman’s act of artistic creation is one that feels strangely universal even with all the dismemberments, rips of flesh and gushes of blood.

Donnybrook (2018) (Blu-ray)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 24th, 2019 - Blu-ray and DVD

There’s nothing peaceful or calm about Donnybrook, the darkness Tim Sutton’s film so intimately explores overflowing in a profound sadness that only grows in resonance as events build to their lethally tragic conclusion.

There’s nothing peaceful or calm about Donnybrook, the darkness Tim Sutton’s film so intimately explores overflowing in a profound sadness that only grows in resonance as events build to their lethally tragic conclusion.

I Trapped the Devil (2019) (Blu-ray)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 24th, 2019 - Blu-ray and DVD

I Trapped the Devil isn’t going to end up on my end-of-year list of 2019’s best horror movies, but that doesn’t make it any less memorable or worthwhile. Writer/director Josh Lobo manufactures a consistently unsettling sense of building menace and dread, while actress Susan Burke delivers an outstanding performance in the middle of all of this discombobulating psychological mayhem.

I Trapped the Devil isn’t going to end up on my end-of-year list of 2019’s best horror movies, but that doesn’t make it any less memorable or worthwhile. Writer/director Josh Lobo manufactures a consistently unsettling sense of building menace and dread, while actress Susan Burke delivers an outstanding performance in the middle of all of this discombobulating psychological mayhem.

Vice Squad (1982) – Collector’s Edition

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 24th, 2019 - Blu-ray and DVD

Vice Squad is a product of its time. It’s an ugly film, one that digs into the muck and mire of the world it presents with almost gleeful gusto. All of which makes it easy to understand how Gary Sherman’s dramatic thriller has somehow stood the test of time.

Vice Squad is a product of its time. It’s an ugly film, one that digs into the muck and mire of the world it presents with almost gleeful gusto. All of which makes it easy to understand how Gary Sherman’s dramatic thriller has somehow stood the test of time.

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