Showing posts with label 2024 Movie Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2024 Movie Reviews. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - Movie Review


The Movie: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

The Director: George Miller

The Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Alyla Browne

The Story: The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and teamup with Mad Max.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

I Saw the TV Glow - SIFF 2024 Movie Review



The Movie: I Saw the TV Glow

The Director: Jane Schoenbrun

The Cast: Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, Helena Howard, Fred Durst, Danielle Deadwyler

The Story: Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Babes - SIFF 2024 Movie Review



The Movie: Babes

The Director: Pamela Adlon

The Cast: Ilana Glazer, Michelle Buteau, John Carroll Lynch, Stephen James, Hasan Minhaj

The Story: It tells the story of Eden who becomes pregnant from a one-night-stand and leans on her married best friend and mother of two to guide her.

In A Violent Nature - SIFF 2024 Movie Review



The Movie: In A Violent Nature

The Director: Chris Nash

The Cast: Ry Barrett, Andrea Pavlovic, Cameron Love, Reece Presley, Liam Leone

The Story: An ambient horror slasher that methodically depicts the enigmatic resurrection, rampage, and retribution of an undead monster in a remote wilderness.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

399 : Queen of the Tetons - 2024 SIFF Documentary Review



The Documentary: 399: Queen of the Tetons

The Director: Elizabeth Leiter

The Story: 399: Queen of the Tetons follows the life of world famous Grizzly #399 as she attempts to raise four cubs.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Tim Travers and the Time Traveler’s Paradox - 2024 SIFF Movie Review



The Movie: Tim Travers and the Time Traveler’s Paradox

The Director: Stimson Snead

The Cast: Samuel Dunning, Felicia Day, Joel McHale, Danny Trejo, Keith David

The Story: A scientist creates a time machine and kills their younger self to see what would happen.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Food Roots - 2024 SIFF Movie Review



The Documentary: Food Roots

The Director: Michele Josue

The Story: Emmy-Award winning Chicago Restaurateur Billy Dec adventures through his mother's native 7641 Islands of the Philippines to learn recipes from his last living elders, confronting culinary and cultural treasures and family secrets.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

The Primevals - 2024 SIFF Movie Review



The Movie: The Primevals

The Director: David Allen

The Cast: Juliet Mills, Leon Russom, Richard Joseph Paul, Walker Brandt

The Story: When a group of explorers go in search of a yeti, they find themselves taken captive by an ancient race of alien creatures.

Friday, May 10, 2024

The Fall Guy - Movie Review


The Movie: The Fall Guy

The Director: David Leitch

The Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Winston Duke, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham, Stephanie Hsu

The Story: A down-and-out stuntman must find the missing star of his ex-girlfriend's blockbuster film.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Cat City - Documentary Review


The Documentary: Cat City

The Director: Ben Kolak

The Story: A feature documentary chronicling Chicago's love/hate relationship with feral cats. It tells the story of Chicago's outdoor cats, the communities who look after them, and the ordinance that protects them.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Dancing Village: The Curse Begins / Badarawuhi di Desa Penari - Movie Review


The Movie: Dancing Village: The Curse Begins / Badarawuhi di Desa Penari

The Director: Kimo Stamboel

The Cast: Aulia Sarah, Maudy Effrosina, Jourdy Pranata, Moh. Iqbal Sulaiman, Ardit Erwandha, Claresta Taufan, Diding Boneng, Aming Sugandhi, Dinda Kanyadewi, Pipien Putri, Maryam Supraba, Bimasena, Putri Permata, Baiq Vania Estiningtyas Sagita, Baiq Nathania Elvaretta

The Story: A shaman instructs Mila to return a mystical bracelet, the Kawaturih, to the “Dancing Village,” a remote site on the easternmost tip of Java Island.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Abigail - Movie Review


The Movie: Abigail

The Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

The Cast: Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir, Kathryn Newton, William Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud, Giancarlo Esposito

The Story: After a group of criminals kidnap the ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion, unaware that they're locked inside with no normal little girl.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Boy Kills World - Movie Review


The Movie: Boy Kills World

The Director: Moritz Mohr

The Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa, Yayan Ruhian, Andrew Koji, Sharlto Copley, Famke Janssen

The Story: A fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Monkey Man - Movie Review


The Movie: Monkey Man

The Director: Dev Patel

The Cast: Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Sobhita Dhulipala, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Makarand Deshpande

The Story: An anonymous young man unleashes a campaign of vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Civil War (2024) - Movie Review


The Movie: Civil War

The Director: Alex Garland

The Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman

The Story: A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Dagr - Movie Review


The Movie: Dagr

The Director: Matthew Butler-Hart

The Cast: Riz Moritz, Ellie Duckles, Tori Butler-Hart

The Story: Fame seeking YouTubers find themselves in a paranormal nightmare when the advert team they are stealing from awakens a murderous occultist from the past.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - Movie Review


The Movie: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

The Director: Adam Wingard

The Cast: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, Fala Chen

The Story: Two ancient titans, Godzilla and Kong, clash in an epic battle as humans unravel their intertwined origins and connection to Skull Island's mysteries.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Immaculate - Movie Review


The Movie: Immaculate

The Director: Michael Mohan

The Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabasco, Álvaro Morte, Benedetta Porcaroli

The Story: Cecilia, a woman of devout faith, is warmly welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent. But it becomes clear to Cecilia that her new home harbors dark and horrifying secrets.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire


The Movie: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

The Director: Gil Kenan

The Cast: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts

The Story: When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Problemista - Movie Review


The Movie: Problemista

The Director: Julio Torres

The Cast: Tilda Swinton, Julio Torres, RZA, Greta Lee, Catalina Saavedra, James Scully, Larry Owens, Laith Nakli, Kelly McCormack, Spike Einbinder, Greta Titelman, River L. Ramirez, and narrated by Isabella Rossellini

The Story: Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in NY. As time runs out on his work visa, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country.

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