Movie Review: “Bird Box” (2018)

This review contains spoilers. I am going to begin by echoing a sentiment shared by many while watching the newly-released Netflix film Bird Box: for most of the running time, I felt like I was watching A Quiet Place (2018). And The Happening (2008). It was like the two films got together and had a baby, and the…

Movie Review: Knife Edge (2009)

I’ll be honest: the only reason why I watched this movie is because it co-starred Hugh Bonneville. I am a big fan of Downton Abbey and was eager to see him in a role other than the luxurious Lord Grantham. I also made a New Year’s Resolution a few weeks ago to watch a hundred…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly When it Comes to Buying Blu Rays

About eight years ago, I remember as a kid, gathering all my VHS tapes together and selling them on Ebay, in order to get money to buy those same films on DVD. My parents could never understand my affection for actually owning my favorite movies—my father has never been a movie fan at all, while…

Why Go to Film Class When There’s the Criterion Collection?

No brand of DVD’s has ever gotten me more excited or caused me to sing songs of praise like the Criterion Collection has, since I first discovered them a few years ago. On this site, whenever I have reviewed a movie released by the CC I have made special note of it, because the product…

Movie Review: Che (2008)

Very rarely does the Criterion Collection release a new movie, so if they do, it must be good. There was a bit of confusion when I first went to watch Che, though. There are two parts to this film, and Netflix lists it as the same movie, with part one on the first disc, and…

Movie Review: The Second Civil War (1997)

The title and storyline of this film could have fit a drama very well, but instead, the filmmakers and their production channel, HBO, decided to turn it into a comedy. This is often very difficult, but director Joe Dante nailed it, to give us The Second Civil War, a political comedy in the same light…