Speedway Junky: Brief Review

Speedway Junky, directed by Nickolas Perry (1999), is a film about a boy who wants to be a Nascar driver but meets a group of kids whoring, stealing, and selling drugs to survive in the city of Las Vegas. It’s an interesting story that while being somewhat realistic is a bit optimistic towards its lead. He somewhatContinue reading “Speedway Junky: Brief Review”

Rudderless: Brief Review

Rudderless, directed by William H. Macy (2014), is a film about a father trying to cope with the fact that his son was a university shooter than murdered a handful of people and really gets to know some of his thoughts through his music which leads him to working with another young man. This film has aContinue reading “Rudderless: Brief Review”

Free Willy (Escape from Pirate’s Cove): Brief Review

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove, directed by Will Geiger (2010), is a film about a girl, a young orca that gets stuck in a shallow pool after a storm, and the girl trying to free the orca from her grandfathers “theme park” called Pirate’s Cove. It’s a cheap reimagining of the original Free Willy. Far lessContinue reading “Free Willy (Escape from Pirate’s Cove): Brief Review”

The Social Network: Brief Review

The Social Network, directed by David Fincher (2010), is a film about the chaotic origin story of Facebook. From this version of events, Zuckerberg had skill when he persisted but otherwise arrived in front of him in a perfect storm and he rarely turned down an opportunity. He certainly had tech smarts but was socially dumb whichContinue reading “The Social Network: Brief Review”

Blackbird (2012): Brief Review

Blackbird, directed by Jason Buxton (2012), is a film about a teenage boy who is accused and successfully charged with conspiring to commit a school massacre. This film is Canadian and I’m not entirely sure if they have went through a period of satanic panic but this film felt very much like that. The boy listens toContinue reading “Blackbird (2012): Brief Review”

Free Willy 3: Brief Review

Free Willy 3: The Rescue, directed by Sam Pillsbury (1997), is a film that continues on with Jesse, his relationship with Willy, and how he saves Willy once again. This go around Jesse is saving Willy and his pod from whale poachers with the help of the captain of the poacher’s boat, Botany Bay, son, Max. TheContinue reading “Free Willy 3: Brief Review”

Voice from the Stone: Brief Review

Voice from the Stone, directed by Eric D. Howell (2017), is a film about a boy who traumatically lost his mother and his father hires a caretaker to try to improve his dourer disposition. The way this story is laid out and presented is super smart. It ends as it begins and you never expect it. TheContinue reading “Voice from the Stone: Brief Review”

Wendy (2020): Brief Review

Wendy, directed by Benh Zeitlin (2020), is another retelling of the Peter Pan story in a somewhat modern Southern origin and a more basic Caribbean Neverland. The mechanics are simple and easy to follow for the most part. It’s an imaginative take on the story that keeps you on your toes. It feels more tangible. I couldContinue reading “Wendy (2020): Brief Review”

Free Willy 2: Brief Review

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, directed by Dwight H. Little (1995), is a film that continues on from the first installment, Free Willy, and the young man is a little older, has gained closure about his mother, found a brother he didn’t know he had, and saves Willy once again. They find Willy in wild whichContinue reading “Free Willy 2: Brief Review”

Not Since You: Brief Review

Not Since You, directed by Jeff Stephenson (2009), is a film about a man in his early thirties going to a wedding and reconnecting with his college friends and ex-girlfriend. This is a very bland and boring film. You get the feeling watching this film like you would going to a job just because you need theContinue reading “Not Since You: Brief Review”