Category: 2.5/4

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Space Jam [1996] ★★½

Call this a nostalgia review, but after I went through a roller-coaster of emotions while watching the fantastic Chicago Bulls documentary “The Last Dance”, I decided to stream Michael Jordan’s “Space Jam”, which I also found on Netflix. For those of you who grew up in the 90’s, […]

Fractured [2019] ★★½

Movies like “Fractured” have been around since…well…forever. Want more proof? Check out Alfred Hitchcock’s 1938 superior film “The Lady Vanishes” or its 2005 rip-off “Flightplan” starring Jodie Foster as a mother whose daughter goes missing on a flight from Berlin to America. Netflix’s “Fractured” falls somewhere in between. […]

The Occupant [2020] ★★½

The synopsis for this Spanish thriller doesn’t do it justice, at least the one being shared online. When I found it streaming on Netflix, I had to see for myself. As a result, this wasn’t half bad. In fact, if you enjoy films that move at a deliberately […]

Lost Girls [2020] ★★½

Amy Ryan is sensational and the main reason to see Netflix’s crime drama “Lost Girls”, which is based on a real, unsolved case. The movie itself is intriguing and well-made, but it remains earthbound while its leading lady delivers an unforgettable performance. When her daughter disappears, Ryan’s Mari […]

Extraction [2020] ★★½

It’s a damn shame that this movie will never get a theatrical release. It may be dumb and derivative, but it has some pulse-pounding action scenes worth experiencing on the biggest screen possible. No matter. “Extraction”, written by Avenger’s Joe Russo and directed by Sam Hargrave, is now […]

After The Wedding [2019] ★★½

Quarantine life means two things: catching up on shows and movies that I missed in 2019. Case in point: “After The Wedding”, a well-made, albeit predictable drama that features a good cast. Michelle Williams plays a woman who has dedicated her life to helping orphaned children in Calcutta. […]

The Way Back [2020] ★★½

Hate on Ben Affleck all you want, but the man can deliver some emotional performances at times. Case in point: “The Way Back”, a lowkey but effective drama about an everyday man trying to get his life back on track. Affleck’s Jack Cunningham is a mess when we […]