Hacksaw Ridge (2016): Brief Review

Hacksaw Ridge directed by Mel Gibson (2016), is a film about a medic who is also a conscientious objector and his time in the Battle of Okinawa. Throughout the film we get to see the Desmond’s life, his time in boot camp, his trial, and his time in the battle. He had a rough time throughoutContinue reading “Hacksaw Ridge (2016): Brief Review”

Starving (2014): Brief Review

Starving directed by Marcelo Briem Stamm (2014), is a film about a young man who experienced a sexual awakening with his best friend and it haunts him into adulthood where he uses sex to derive his self-worth to the point where he can’t keep a monogamous relationship because he has to be with other people toContinue reading “Starving (2014): Brief Review”

1 Mile To You (2017): Brief Review

1 Mile To You directed by Leif Tilden (2017), is a film about a young man who was the sole survivor of a track team due to the fact that he rode with his parents instead of his teammates after a track meet where the bus went off a bridge. The main character, Kevin, desperately needsContinue reading “1 Mile To You (2017): Brief Review”

41 (2012): Brief Review

41 directed by Glenn Triggs (2012), is a film about a young man who time travels through a hole in a bathroom in a motel. It was an odd experience to watch this film. I always like the concept of time travel and will immediately watch any film that has it. However, the story is notContinue reading “41 (2012): Brief Review”

Whip It (2009): Brief Review

Whip It directed by Drew Barrymore (2009), is a film about a teenage girl who discovers roller derby in a second hand boutique in Austin, Texas, then goes to a match, and falls in love with sport. She does everything she can to be the best she can be at the sport while trying toContinue reading “Whip It (2009): Brief Review”

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021): Brief Review

Judas and the Black Messiah directed by Shaka King (2021), is a film about the betrayal of the Black Panther Party and the assassination of Fred Hampton. It’s definitely an insightful film about what had happened and the lead up to the death of Fred Hampton. I have not investigated any further into the historyContinue reading “Judas and the Black Messiah (2021): Brief Review”

Testament of Youth (2014): Brief Review

Testament of Youth directed by James Kent (2014), is a film based on the book of the same name by Vera Brittain about her life during WW1, her pause on her university education to become a nurse, and the loss of her fiancé, friends, and brother in the war. It sh0ws how war can takeContinue reading “Testament of Youth (2014): Brief Review”

Take the Lead (2006): Brief Review

Take the Lead directed by Liz Friedlander (2006), is an film about a professional dancer and instructor that gives lessons to underprivileged teens in their high school basement to teach them that they can accomplish anything, respect their peers, and have some confidence in what they’re doing in life. It’s a heart warming idea thatContinue reading “Take the Lead (2006): Brief Review”

After Everything (2018): Brief Review

After Everything directed by Hannah Marks and Joey Power (2018), is an film about two young people who dive head first fast through life milestones due to a cancer diagnosis but than have to deal with the consequences of survival and the changes in relationship. It’s the side of the cancer romance that not manyContinue reading “After Everything (2018): Brief Review”

Red Knot (2014): Brief Review

Red Knot directed by Scott Cohen (2014), is an film about a newly wed couple go on a trip to Antarctica which is supposed to be their honeymoon but ends up as a research trip for the husband. This film was one long needless fight between the couple you know nothing about and don’t endContinue reading “Red Knot (2014): Brief Review”