Friday, January 31, 2020

The Rhythm Section - 2020 Movie Review

The Movie: The Rhythm Section

The Director: Reed Morano

The Cast: Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown,

The Story: A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sanzaru - 2020 Slamdance Movie Review

The Movie: Sanzaru

The Director: Xia Magnus

The Cast: Aina Dumlao, Justin Arnold, Jayne Taini, Jon Viktor Corpuz

The Story: As dementia engulfs her employer, a fragile home health aide begins to question her own sanity.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Wind: A Documentary Thriller - 2020 Slamdance Documentary Review

The Documentary: The Wind: A Documentary Thriller

The Director: Michal Bielawski

The Story: The halny wind is the most unpredictable element in the Polish mountains. It comes in cycles, in every spring and autumn. One never knows if or when it turns into a destructive gale.

Beware of Dog - 2020 Slamdance Movie Review

The Movie: Beware of Dog

The Director: Nadia Bedzhanova

The Cast: Marina Vasileva, Buddy Duress, Paula Knüpling, Marina Prados, Kevin Iso, Pavel Tabakov

The Story: Three dramatic tales of people dealing with mental health interwoven in a way that shows how we are all the same in both our struggles and our triumphs.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Shoot to Marry - 2020 Slamdance Documentary Review

The Documentary: Shoot to Marry

The Director: Steve Markle

The Story: A heartbroken documentary filmmaker focuses his camera on interesting women with hopes of meeting the love of his life.

Jasper Mall - 2020 Slamdance Documentary Review

The Documentary: Jasper Mall

The Director: Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb

The Story: A year in the life of a dying shopping mall.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Troop Zero - Movie Review

The Movie: Troop Zero

The Director: Katie Ellwood and Amber Templemore-Finlayson

The Cast: Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan

The Story: In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of life in outer space. When a competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts, forging friendships that last a lifetime.

Color Out of Space - Movie Review

The Movie: Color Out of Space

The Director: Richard Stanley

The Cast: Nicolas Cage, Q'orianka Kilcher, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Tommy Chong, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight, Brendan Meyer, Melissa Nearman

The Story: A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.

Monday, January 20, 2020

TwoOhSix Picks - 2020 Slamdance Film Festival

The Slamdance Film Festival always features a fresh and original slate of programming making it the perfect way to kick off the new year. After digging into the roster of available films, I was very excited to once again see a true independent spirit embedded throughout making it no easy task to compile my list of the 10 films that stood out from the pack as this year's "TwoOhSix Picks."

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Bad Boys for Life - Movie Review

The Movie: Bad Boys for Life

The Directors: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

The Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Paola Nuñezm, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Joe Pantoliano, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo,

The Story: The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Ashfall / 백두산 - Movie Review

The Movie: Ashfall / 백두산

The Director: Lee Hae-jun, Kim Byung-seo

The Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Ma Dong-seok, Suzy aka Bae Su-ji, Jeon Hye-jin

The Story: Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 2,744 m, a volcano erupts on the mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Just Mercy - Movie Review

The Movie: Just Mercy

The Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

The Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rafe Spall, Tim Blake Nelson, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Rob Morgan, Darrell Britt-Gibson

The Story: World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Underwater - Movie Review

The Movie: Underwater

The Director: William Eubank

The Cast: Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Gunner Wright

The Story: A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Like a Boss - Movie Review

The Movie: Like a Boss

The Director: Miguel Arteta

The Cast: Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek

The Story: Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

2019 Recap - Favorite Films and Performances

2019 has been a very interesting year for the TwoOhSix having watched and reviewed more movies than ever before (210), going global with film festival coverage including virtual stops in Toronto and the UK, joining the prestigious ranks of the Seattle Film Critics Society, earning a press credential from Allied Global Marketing, and debuting the The TwoOhSix podcast that will be reloaded and relaunched in 2020.

Before we move into the new year, it's time to recap what we saw this year and create lists of our favorite films and performances. For those of you that know me or have followed my website over the years, you know that my favorite lists are usually quite different from the typical lists, nominees, and winners of awards season accolades so be prepared for a few unexpected films to either be included or excluded from my lists and of course, have fun exploring my perspective on a year's worth of cinema.

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