Film Review: How to Blow Up a Pipeline

★★ Heist films and television are some of my favorites to watch, mainly because if genuinely well-executed, they are pulse-pounding and suspenseful. Peak television has gifted viewers with enthralling heists as featured in hits Breaking Bad, Animal Kingdom, and Mr. Robot, whilst cinematically, modern-day gems that include American Animals, Inception, and Baby Driver subvert expectations … Continue reading Film Review: How to Blow Up a Pipeline

Overlook 2023: Late Night with the Devil

★★★★ Mockumentary-style found footage horror meets cheesy late-night talk show realness in subversive horror flick Late Night With the Devil from writer/director duo Cameron and Colin Cairnes. In 1970s America, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson reigned supreme over all other shows of its ilk. According to the introduction here, Night Owls with Jack Delroy, … Continue reading Overlook 2023: Late Night with the Devil

Film Review: Boston Strangler

★★★ Who doesn’t love a good true crime story? Writer/director Matt Ruskin certainly adheres to the formula in Boston Strangler, based on the true proceedings. More than anything else, this thrilling drama exposes the truth behind the phantom specter that haunted the streets of Massachusetts as the body count of murdered women continued to rise. … Continue reading Film Review: Boston Strangler

Film Review: Scream VI

★★★★★ Proving yet again that it remains the most consistent horror franchise ever made, Radio Silence delivers another instant horror-classic to sit alongside Wes Craven’s masterpieces with the intense, horrifying, ridiculously fun Scream VI! With the beautiful love letter to the original having been firmly established in the previous movie, part VI forges ahead to … Continue reading Film Review: Scream VI

Film Review: Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

★★★ The newest Guy Ritchie joint has arrived; this time seeing several familiar faces return in a rather straightforward action flick. Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre may appear at first glance to be yet another fast-paced Jason Statham actioner that is light on plot and heavy on thrills; this statement is really only halfway correct. … Continue reading Film Review: Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

TV Review: The Consultant

Tony Gasballop, creator of Apple TV’s sadistic Servant, prepares a fresh, disturbing course of suspense and dark comedy in Amazon Prime’s new series, The Consultant. An ensemble cast anchored by Academy Award-winning Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz combine to make this a “workplace comedy” unlike any other. Similar to Servant, whatever direction one imagines The Consultant … Continue reading TV Review: The Consultant