Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

I am always in for an action movie. I’ve been a fan of them since I was a kid and my favorite films always included martial arts. There are a slew of bad films that think if they throw in a couple of fight scenes and a cheap story you’ll walk off with an “instant … Continue reading Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

Stray

            Superheroes and villains are all over the mainstream media and has proven to be a box office juggernaut… when done right, Films like Super, Kick-Ass and Chronicle have proven a gritty, alternate take of the superhero world can succeed. Unfortunately not everything that hits the screens is a guaranteed success. First time feature director … Continue reading Stray

MDMA

One constant that anyone can attest to is we all have messed up families. It shapes and molds us into the people we become for better or worse. In her first feature MDMA Angie Wang wrote, produced and directed. It follows her life events when attending college in the 1980s and how she made her … Continue reading MDMA

In the Fade

We never know what we’ll get before watching a film for the first time. We know the plot, the cast and maybe even the director but what shows up on screen is always fresh for us to interpret. In some instances we may get more than we desired; not all movies are meant to uplift … Continue reading In the Fade

Wetlands

We tend to watch films to escape into a world that has been crafted for our enjoyment. Simply because films are categorized as entertainment does not solidify them into a state of pleasure. They are able to create images that tell stories of pain, consequences and regret. They are not the brightest nor are they … Continue reading Wetlands

John Wick Chapter 2 (SPOILERS)

**Contains Spoilers** No need to write a long diatribe about the nuances about John Wick Chapter 2 so let’s get right into it. There is little breathing room between this film and the first as it begins with Wick retrieving his car that was stolen in the first. The action is nonstop throughout as Wick … Continue reading John Wick Chapter 2 (SPOILERS)

Stolen – 2012

Sometimes you can have all the right elements going into a film but when everything is said and done, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is going to be a box office smash. Take David Guggenheim the writer from Safe House, Sam West the director of Con Air, The Mechanic and The Expendables 2 then throw … Continue reading Stolen – 2012