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.

The Outpost (2020)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 3rd, 2020 - Movie Reviews

The Outpost wrecked me, and when it was over I was so exhausted and had gone through so many tissues I needed to slap a little water in my face to regain my composure.

The Outpost wrecked me, and when it was over I was so exhausted and had gone through so many tissues I needed to slap a little water in my face to regain my composure.

“The Outpost” – Interview with Rod Lurie

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 2nd, 2020 - Interviews

“This story was about regular dudes. Guys who are not necessarily career military…I thought that was very interesting. I’m making a movie about people you don’t make movies about. That’s exciting.”
– Rod Lurie

“This story was about regular dudes. Guys who are not necessarily career military…I thought that was very interesting. I’m making a movie about people you don’t make movies about. That’s exciting.”
– Rod Lurie

1917 (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - January 10th, 2020 - Movie Reviews

1917 is magnificent.

1917 is magnificent.

Midway (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 8th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Maybe Midway will play better at home, but as far as theatrical experiences covering a pivotal moment in WWII history are concerned Emmerich’s drama fails to hit the target, and I find this disappointing to say the least.

Maybe Midway will play better at home, but as far as theatrical experiences covering a pivotal moment in WWII history are concerned Emmerich’s drama fails to hit the target, and I find this disappointing to say the least.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 1st, 2019 - Movie Reviews

Waititi balances the horrifying and the hysterical with relative ease.

Waititi balances the horrifying and the hysterical with relative ease.

The Kill Team (2019)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 25th, 2019 - Movie Reviews

I admired a lot of what Krauss was attempting, and I certainly think his skills as a filmmaker are beyond reproach. But none of that means I also feel his debut The Kill List is essential, and even if this heinous historical event is worthy of exploration the director already did that back in 2013 with his stunning documentary. I can’t help but feel people should just watch that instead.

I admired a lot of what Krauss was attempting, and I certainly think his skills as a filmmaker are beyond reproach. But none of that means I also feel his debut The Kill List is essential, and even if this heinous historical event is worthy of exploration the director already did that back in 2013 with his stunning documentary. I can’t help but feel people should just watch that instead.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 14th, 2017 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the great summertime tentpole adventures in recent memory, Reeves delivering a science fiction epic almost certain to stand the test of time.

War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the great summertime tentpole adventures in recent memory, Reeves delivering a science fiction epic almost certain to stand the test of time.

Monsters: Dark Continent (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 17th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Monsters: Dark Continent is in many ways an attempt to transpose Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down levels of realism into what initially appears to be nothing more than a B-grade riff on elements drawn from science fiction stalwarts as diverse as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and “The Twilight Zone,” and for my part at least I found this particular meshing of genres and ideas continually fascinating.

Monsters: Dark Continent is in many ways an attempt to transpose Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down levels of realism into what initially appears to be nothing more than a B-grade riff on elements drawn from science fiction stalwarts as diverse as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and “The Twilight Zone,” and for my part at least I found this particular meshing of genres and ideas continually fascinating.

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