I have to return some videotapes.
"What am I, a matryoshka?"
Another day, another random action-thriller from Netflix, this time Julien Leclercq's French 'Sentinelle,' starring the fantastic Olga Kurylenko, a favorite of mine and someone that seemingly hasn't aged in 15 years. A good performance from her aside, the film suffers from rough pacing and shaky fight choreography and editing, where characters jump around the screen from cut to cut. The action does have its moments, such as the assassin fight in the hospital, but the…
"Show respect. She is still the mother of my son."
"She took the royal jet."
"That thieving bitch!"
An inferior, PG-13 retread of a great classic, one virtually devoid of ideas yet jam packed with fan service, Craig Brewer's 'Coming 2 America' is flashy yet questionable and scarcely funny. It is odd that the film went with a PG-13 rating this time around, a huge detriment to the full experience, but then goes dark by jumpstarting this new plot with…
"I can't lie to you about your chances but...you have my sympathies."
Rewatch Review: A certified, chilling horror classic, Ridley Scott's 'Alien' is as original as it gets, checking all the sweet boxes that go toward making an incredible monster movie. From the humanistic performances and dated-yet-futuristic set design to the nightmarish Xenomorph makeup and unnerving score, it has it all, including one of the most all-time effective jump scares for me - Dallas' time in the air shaft. It's effective, terrifying and completely sets the standard. One of the all time best, no question, a true behemoth.
"Everybody talks about they want a piece of the pie, well I don't. I want the goddamn recipe."
Regina King's authoritative handling of the adaptation of stage play 'One Night in Miami...', about a fictional meeting in 1964 between Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown, leaves me stunned, yet somehow unsurprised, that this is her directorial debut. The film is packed with so much heart and soul, weighty discussions that reach the heights of political infighting at…