Film Review: Death of a Telemarketer

★★★ No offense to anyone in the seedy profession of telemarketing, but there is no secret here that they are among the most despised individuals. Racking up one's phone with senseless calls about imaginary car warranties, special opportunities, and exclusive offers, telemarketers are the scourge of any cell phone owner. Death of a Telemarketer posits … Continue reading Film Review: Death of a Telemarketer

Film Review: The Unforgivable

★★★ Sandra Bullock gives a nuanced breakthrough performance with her turn in Netflix’s new dramatic thriller, The Unforgivable. Filling the shoes of freshly released ex-con Ruth, Bullock’s convincing and fiercely faithful character makes for a likable lead. The trauma of Ruth’s past hides a dark secret she has been shielding for the entirety of her … Continue reading Film Review: The Unforgivable

FrightFest Halloween 2021: Last Survivors

★★★ As a selection from FrightFest Halloween, I expected Last Survivors to be far more horror-leaning than the end product would suggest. A smidgen of sci-fi adds flavor to a pared-down simple story about survival and hope. However, as the narrative unfurls, the true complexities of the scenario rear their ugly head, adding an entirely new … Continue reading FrightFest Halloween 2021: Last Survivors

Film Review: Finch

★★★ Finch is small-stakes post-apocalyptic sci-fi that feels accessible to any age thanks to its age-old formula layered with simplicity. Tom Hanks delivers yet another powerhouse performance (probably my favorite from him since 2012’s Cloud Atlas), this time as a simple man named Finch—a genius robot engineer stranded in a desolate post-apocalyptic world. The visual … Continue reading Film Review: Finch