The Heavenly Kid: Brief Review

The Heavenly Kid, directed by¬†Cary Medoway¬†(1985), is a film about a young man, his journey through the afterlife, and the help he gives another young man while working towards getting into heaven. This film was pretty silly and cheesy but enjoyable. I liked all the little twists and turns this story takes. The fantasy elementsContinue reading “The Heavenly Kid: Brief Review”

Skating to New York: Brief Review

Skating to New York, directed by Charles Minsky (2013), is a film about the journey of a young man, with a group of his friends, skating across Lake Ontario. It is a light stakes adventure that offers some mishaps and conflict but nothing below the surface. It mainly focuses on the life of one boy, howContinue reading “Skating to New York: Brief Review”

I Feel Pretty: Brief Review

I Feel Pretty, directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (2018), is a film about how a young woman with head trauma gains a high level of confidence and the result of it is that she is able to get everything she believes she wants in life. This film is a thought experiment if one day youContinue reading “I Feel Pretty: Brief Review”

Twice Born: Brief Review

Twice Born, directed by Sergio Castellitto (2012), is a film about a couple living in a war to support their friends and gain a child but not all survive the war. Wars disrupt and erase generations of people. Thinkers, innovators, entertainers, mothers, brothers, etc. All gone in one long moment that lasts years. War is a twistedContinue reading “Twice Born: Brief Review”

The Ramen Girl: Brief Review

The Ramen Girl, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman (2008), is a film about how a young woman finds her true passion in cooking ramen. This film starts off like many about women, focused on her relationship with a man. However, the relationship quickly folds in on itself and her story shifts towards the ramen shop down theContinue reading “The Ramen Girl: Brief Review”

Honeyboy (1982): Brief Review

Honeyboy, directed by John Berry (1982), is a film about a man trying to rise as a professional boxer and dabbles in love along the way. The story is pretty simple on this one. He wants to be a big time professional boxer with his eyes set on beating Tiger Maddox, the reigning champion of the division.Continue reading “Honeyboy (1982): Brief Review”

Summer Catch: Brief Review

Summer Catch, directed by Mike Tollin (2001), is a film about love and baseball in a young mans life. There is a linear surface level story. You never once really think that he’s not going to get the girl or that he’s not going to get the opportunity or the job. So, it’s not really a surpriseContinue reading “Summer Catch: Brief Review”

House Arrest: Brief Review

House Arrest, directed by Harry Winer (1996), is a film about a couple of kids, and a few additional kids later on, wanting to help their parents deal with their relationship problems but their plan ended up getting out of hand. It’s a fun concept from the about how children would handle themselves if their parents weren’tContinue reading “House Arrest: Brief Review”

Black Gold: Brief Review

Black Gold, or otherwise known as Day of the Falcon, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (2011), is a film about two warring leaders, a Sultan and Emir, and their dispute about land then oil. It is a story about how Americans first caused disruptions over oil from an Arab perspective told by European writers and director. So,Continue reading “Black Gold: Brief Review”

Peddle the World: Brief Review

Peddle the World, directed by and starring Felix Starck (2014), is a film about biking across the world. He makes an amateur attempt at traveling the world by bike while documenting his adventure. However, it’s less about his adversities, adventure, and more about the joys he found, the people he invited to join him, orContinue reading “Peddle the World: Brief Review”