Christmas Cottage: Brief Review

Christmas Cottage, directed by Michael Campus (2008), is a moving film about a young artist and his brother bringing together their small town while trying to financially upright their mother over the holiday break from college. It is apparently a true story based on the life of Thomas Kincaid. I can’t say how true it is butContinue reading “Christmas Cottage: Brief Review”

Hurricane Streets: Brief Review

Hurricane Streets, directed by Morgan J. Freeman (1997), is a film that looks into the lives of a group of children in their mid-teen years while living in New York City. The story is mainly focused on Marcus, what is going on in his life, and how he deals with things as they come up. Marcus isContinue reading “Hurricane Streets: Brief Review”

Sound of Metal: Brief Review

Sound of Metal, directed by Darius Marder (2019), is a film about a drummer that loses his hearing suddenly and he learns how to cope through a rehab center so that he doesn’t end up using drugs while all this is happening. It’s a super interesting story. What would a person do when they’re on the cuspContinue reading “Sound of Metal: Brief Review”

Stuck in Love: Brief Review

Stuck in Love, directed by Josh Boone (2012), is a film about a family dealing with divorce and its aftermath. A father, who happens to be a successful writer, dwells on his divorce. He offers constant encouragement towards his children to write and become successful writers themselves, which they do at the end. It all ends withContinue reading “Stuck in Love: Brief Review”

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”