Painless (2017)

Every once in a while, nature makes a mistake. The beginning explains a lot. First, footage of an adorable-looking 2-year-old, growing up and having one injury after the other. And again and again, you get this emotionless stare because he turns out to be numb to pain. In addition, there’s an increasingly desperate-looking mother. And […]

At first light (2018)

Hey, Sean, you got to see this. Look, this… this girl, you got to see what she can do. She has some crazy powers or something. Although this minimalist SF offers a rather disappointing outcome and they could have done more with the powers Alex (Stefanie Scott) has at a certain moment, this film is […]

Dark Crimes (2018)

You’re the girl in the inner room. Alicja is your story. You talked, he wrote it down. I suppose it’s almost impossible to use an exuberant color palette for a film situated in a Slavic country. Every time the story takes place in such a communist or ex-communist country, the screen is filled with depressing […]

What still remains (2018)

Dreams give us hope. And if we don’t have hope, then what’s the point in living? After reading the synopsis of this movie, your reaction will probably be the same as mine at that time. “Jesus, not again another post-apocalyptic film in which the world’s population has been decimated to a handful of survivors, while […]

Downsizing (2017)

I’m Dusan Mirkovic, your neighbor. Neighbors are friends. Friends tell friends the truth. Okay, maybe sometimes I’m a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would shit go out. Are you expecting a movie such as “Honey, I shrunk the kids” or something similar to “Gulliver’s Travels” then you’re going to be […]

Euthanizer (2018)

Everyone has to pay for the pain that they’ve caused. Pain needs to be balanced. Armomurhaaja (original title) Every detail was just perfect in this Finnish low-budget indie. From the first second this film intrigued me and managed to hold my full attention. Not only the magnificent acting of Matti Onnismaa and Hannamaija Nikander, as […]

Just say goodbye (2017)

My opinion on “Just say goodbye” “That was the first of hundreds of conversations between us. Most came easy. And some a little harder. And one would change my life forever” It’s not necessary to have a bunch of overwhelming special effects to make a great film. Or well-paid world-famous movie stars to embellish the […]

Walking Out (2017)

My opinion on “Walking Out” “I’ll put myself between you and any bear. I promise.” “Walking out” is a story about a father and son who experience their annual get-together again and try to strengthen the wafer-thin bond that still exists between them. In addition, it’s also a story about survival in the wild nature. […]

Please stand by (2017)

“Like Spock, for example. He’s half-human, half-alien. He has trouble dealing with his emotions. Where did it say that? That’s just how he is.” Although “Please stand by” is a fairly predictable film and unrestrainedly endeavors to strike a sensitive nerve, I’m all for such a type of film. The number of films about individuals […]

Marrowbone (2017)

Once you cross that line, there’ll be no memories. Our story begins here. Do you like a decent ghost story? And does the subject of a traumatizing experience that affects the human psyche of an individual, stimulate your curiosity? I guess “Marrowbone” is a suitable film for you. Don’t let the label horror scare you, […]

Suburbicon (2017)

“The only thing Suburbicon is missing is you. Isn’t it time for your new start? Come home to Suburbicon.” It doesn’t happen often, but now I had a feeling I didn’t really understand what I’d watched. Not that “Suburbicon” was a complicated, incomprehensible film. But I didn’t know what the initial intention was of the […]

Brawl in cell block 99 (2017)

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. Genre : Crime/Drama Country : USA Cast : Vince Vaughn : Bradley Thomas Jennifer Carpenter : Lauren Thomas Don Johnson : Warden Tuggs Director : S. Craig Zahler My opinion on “Brawl in Cell Block 99” “You said you would never […]

Film Review : Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

“Raped while Dying. Still no arrests. How come, chief Willoughby?” Those who read my writing attempts occasionally, know that I thoroughly hate everything that has the appearance of a serial or when prequels and sequels are being produced just to exploit the story even further. So, don’t panic while reading the following statement. I hope […]

The Glass Castle (2017)

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Woody Harrelson : Rex Brie Larson : Jeannette Ella […]

Man down (2015)

In a post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor. Genre : Drama/Thriller Country : USA Cast : Shia LaBeouf : Gabriel Drummer Jai Courtney : Devin Roberts Kate Mara : Natalie Drummer Director : Dito Montiel My opinion on […]

A family man (2016)

“A family man” is about a headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company — his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family. Genre : Drama Country : USA/Canada Cast : Max Jenkins : […]

Bad Frank (2017)

Frank Pierce leads a seemingly normal life, but when a disturbing past reemerges & something precious is taken from him, his mask of sanity loosens & unearths the urge to be violent once again. Genre : Thriller/Drama Country : USA Cast : Kevin Interdonato : Frank Tom Sizemore : Mickey Brandon Heitkamp : Travis Director […]

The White King (2016)

Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again. Genre : Drama/SF Country : UK/Germany/Sweden/Hungary Cast : Lorenzo Allchurch : […]

The ticket (2016)

A blind man who regains his vision finds himself becoming metaphorically blinded by his obsession for the superficial. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Dan Stevens : James Malin Akerman : Sam Oliver Platt : Bob Director : Ido Fluk My opinion about “The Ticket” “If you leave, you can’t come back.” How […]

Solitary (2015)

Party-girl Nora drinks too much, can’t hold down a job and pushes away everyone she loves. After her long-suffering boyfriend throws her out, Nora is forced to move back home with her aging father. Once inside her childhood home, the ghosts of her past begin to haunt her until the secret she has buried for […]

Aftermath (2017)

Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, “Afthermath” tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller’s error causes the death of a construction foreman’s wife and daughter. Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Arnold Schwarzenegger : Roman Scoot McNairy : […]

Collateral Beauty (2016)

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how […]

Shovel Buddies (2016)

When I was seven, I met my best friends. They were idiots, and I loved them for it. We did everything together. No matter what, we had each other’s backs. Nothing could change that, even when this jackass got cancer. A while ago I skipped the movie “Swiss Army man” because I didn’t feel like […]

Animals (2014)

This movie tells the story of Jude and Bobbie: a young couple that exist somewhere between homelessness and the fantasy of their imaginations. Though they masterfully con and steal in an attempt to stay one step ahead of their addiction, they are ultimately forced to face the reality of their situation when one of them […]

The whole truth (2016)

Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter, that he will keep her son Mike out of prison. Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really […]

Sully (2016)

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed “Sully”, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat […]

Mr. Church (2016)

“Mr. Church” tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever. Genre : Drama Country : […]

Noble (2014)

Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war. When Irish woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina lands in a country “that she wouldn’t be able to show you on a map”. With a few dollars, […]

Ithaca (2015)

Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers […]

Captive (2015)

In this fact-based thriller, a single mother struggling with drug addiction is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case – only to realize before the climactic finish that they have actually saved each […]

The VVitch (2015)

New England, 1630. William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. Genre : Drama Country : USA/UK/Canada Cast :  Anya Taylor-Joy : Thomasin Ralph Ineson : […]

The 33 (2015)

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. Genre : Drama Country : Chile/USA Cast :  Antonio Banderas : Mario Lou Diamond Phillips : Don Lucho Juliette Binoche : Maria Segovia Director : Patricia Riggen My opinion “That’s a big rock. That’s not […]

Demolition (2015)

Davis, a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law, Phil, to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention […]

One & Two (2015)

Zac and Eva live with their parents in isolated-mysterious farmhouse. The family lives’ in the 1800s manner and doing the old-fashioned chores. When their mom becomes seriously ill, the sibling begins to discover family dark secrets and supernatural abilities to teleport themselves, which threaten a family to splintered. One and Two is the story about […]

The Lost Reviews Part 2 : Spotlight (2015)

When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Genre : Drama Country :USA/Canada Cast : Michael Keaton : […]

The Lost Reviews Part 1 : The Revenant (2015)

While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home while avoiding natives on their own hunt. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry […]

Miss you already (2015)

Milly and Jess have been best friends forever. They’ve shared everything since they were kids – secrets, clothes, laughs, substances, boyfriends… now they are trying to be grown-ups. Milly has a high-flying job and lives in a beautiful townhouse with husband Kit and their two kids. Jess is a town planner and she and her […]

Exposed (2016)

Detective Galban, finds his partner and close friend, Detective Cullen, murdered in an underground subway. On the hunt for the killer, Galban begins to suspect his partner may have been heavily involved in drug dealing and police corruption. As Galban investigates, people who knew Cullen, are conveniently found dead. The closer Galban gets his Lieutenant […]

Concussion (2015)

A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one […]

The Runner (2015)

In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.  Genre : Drama Country : USA Cast : Nicolas Cage : Colin Pryce Connie Nielsen : Deborah Pryce Sarah Paulson : Kate Haber Director : […]