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 Laundromat [2019] ★★

Steven Soderbergh is a director that I’ve greatly admire over the years, which is why it’s difficult for me to admit that I couldn’t entirely enjoy his latest satire “The Laundromat”, streaming on Netflix. It has an all-star cast (including Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, […]

6 Underground [2019] ★

Michael Bay directs this disastrous action movie, now streaming on Netflix. If this isn’t enough to turn you off, then I’ll go on. Not since the last “Transformers” clusterfuck have I felt the need to shout at the screen in anger. “I want my money back!”. Luckily for […]

The King [2019] ★★★

It’s not a classic in the making, but Netflix’s “The King” has an interesting history lesson to tell, and a great ensemble cast to bring it to life. I do not know how the real Henry V talked or acted, but I do know that Timothée Chalamet makes […]

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 […]

Spenser Confidential [2020] ★★

Mark Walhberg can make any movie worth seeing, even mediocre ones like “Spenser Confidential”. Think of every buddy cop movie you’ve seen, add to it Walhberg’s energetic persona and you get Netflix’s latest action/comedy. It’s not bad, but you’ve seen it all before, and better. Walhberg plays an […]

The Platform [2019] ★★

I may be swimming against the current here, but I didn’t fully appreciate Netflix’s surreal film “The Platform”. It’s ambitious and has some memorable passages, but I still could’t enjoy it. At least I can start on a positive note: the story is unlike anything you’ve seen before. […]