Rise Up | “Hamilton” 2020 Disney Plus Movie Review

The best thing I’ve seen all week by far has been “Hamilton” on Disney Plus, which is a live taping of the 2016 broadway show Disney supposedly spent $75 million to secure. Was it worth it? Sure! First and foremost, this will not be a review of “Hamilton” the broadway show. If you want that, there are thousands of other reviews saying exactly what I … Continue reading Rise Up | “Hamilton” 2020 Disney Plus Movie Review

Exposing A Monster | “Athlete A” 2020 Netflix Movie Review

I work full-time as a newspaper designer who lays out a lot of sports pages, and I prominently remember laying out stories to do with disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Even with that familiarity, it is hard to grasp the scope of the fact that this man got away for years with sexually abusing around 500 young women and girls through his role as … Continue reading Exposing A Monster | “Athlete A” 2020 Netflix Movie Review

The Pacifier | “My Spy” 2020 Amazon Prime Video Movie Review

Outside of the “Guardians of the Galaxy”/”Avengers” films, Dave Bautista has starred in some hot garbage recently, most recently with 2019’s “Stuber”. Bautista can be a very funny guy, but he needs to be cast in the right roles, and he needs a strong script. And I’m not yet sure he can hold his own as a film’s lead.  2020’s “My Spy”, which was originally … Continue reading The Pacifier | “My Spy” 2020 Amazon Prime Video Movie Review

NC-17 | “365 Days” 2020 Movie Review

Netflix’s newest Polish erotic drama “365 Days” is probably the closest thing we have to for June’s “Tiger King,” as it essentially took over the internet a few weeks after its release, and it’s not because it has a gay throuple, copious amounts of meth, country music and tigers.  “365” is one of, if not the most graphic films on the streaming platform, because of its sex … Continue reading NC-17 | “365 Days” 2020 Movie Review

The Madness of the Sea | “The Lighthouse” 2019 Movie Review

The sea is still in many ways an unconquered, mysterious frontier that can erode your sanity, strip you of all your amenities, and even take your life, despite its great beauty, and this was even moreso in the 1800s, when Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” takes place. The film is shot in all black and white with period lenses to mimic films from early last century, … Continue reading The Madness of the Sea | “The Lighthouse” 2019 Movie Review

Perfectly Inoffensive | “Space Force” Season 1 2020 Netflix Series Review

When President Donald Trump made an independent branch of the military in 2019 dedicated solely to space operations (Space Force), many saw it as a joke and a great waste of taxpayer money. Six months from its founding, and Netflix already has a procedural sci-fi comedy about it starring Steve Carrell and John Malkovich, in which they play four-star General Mark Naird (the head of … Continue reading Perfectly Inoffensive | “Space Force” Season 1 2020 Netflix Series Review

Best Of The Year So Far | “Da 5 Bloods” 2020 Netflix Movie Review

It’s hard to grasp that we’re already halfway through the year. Because the coronavirus sent normal life to a screeching halt, I’ve been understandably staying inside a whole lot more. I haven’t been to a movie theater in months, and in truth, mentally I still feel like we’re in March, and indeed, it feels like only three months of content have come out in the … Continue reading Best Of The Year So Far | “Da 5 Bloods” 2020 Netflix Movie Review

Fake News | “Denial” (2016) Movie Review

Holocaust deniers are crazy, dishonest, delusional and at their worst, intentionally malicious. 2016’s “Denial” tells the story of disgraced scholar and prominent Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall), who sues American Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), who called him out in a book where she accuses him of distorting history to serve his own agenda (he’s an Adolf Hitler apologist).  What is perhaps the craziest … Continue reading Fake News | “Denial” (2016) Movie Review

The Right Missy | “Uncut Gems” (2019) Movie Review

It took half a year, but I was finally able to watch A24’s “Uncut Gems,” a fantastic little film about gem dealer and chronic gambler Howard Ratner, as portrayed by Adam Sandler. And Sandler is great in this film.  Ratner is quite simply a scumbag. He cheats on his wife (Idina Menzel) for his younger female employee/girlfriend (Julia Fox), he uses other people’s money to make … Continue reading The Right Missy | “Uncut Gems” (2019) Movie Review

Weird, Trippy And Sometimes Scary Modern Art | “The Flying Fish” 2019 Short Film Review

Here at InReview, we occasionally get screeners from independent filmmakers, which we’re happy to look at and potentially review, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, where fresh entertainment content to write about has become scarce. Of all the screeners I’ve gotten, none has been weirder than Murat Sayginer’s “The Flying Fish.” A Turkish CGI short film that’s about 20 minutes long, “The Flying Fish” is basically … Continue reading Weird, Trippy And Sometimes Scary Modern Art | “The Flying Fish” 2019 Short Film Review