Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016 Portland Film Festival Recap

The 2016 Portland Film Festival has come and gone and, from everything I've seen, heard, and read, it was yet another smashing success! I am very happy to have had the opportunity to see a few of the films that were presented during the festival and have collected my reviews here for easy access.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Light Between Oceans - Movie Review

The Light Between Oceans, directed by Derek Cianfrance, tells the story of a man who, after fighting in the first world war, take a job managing a lighthouse, meets the woman of his dreams, and then makes some really bad decisions. Based on a best selling novel, the film features acting performances from Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Jack Thompson, and Anthony Hayes.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Morgan - Movie Review

The Movie:
Morgan, directed by Luke Scott, is a science fiction thriller that explores the world of artificial intelligence, it's potential use as a weapon, and how it compares to actual humanity. The film features a strong cast that includes Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox, Michelle Yeoh, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Vinette Robinson, Boyd Holbrook, and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Spaghettiman (PDXFF 2016) - Movie Review

In a world where defective microwaves can give normal people strange, food based powers, Spaghettiman bursts onto the scene with an outrageously comedic take on the super hero genre. The film, an official selection of the 2016 Portland Film Festival, was directed by Mark Potts and stars Ben Crutcher, Winston Carter, Brand Rackley, and Jo LoCicero.

Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time (PDXFF 2016) - Movie Review

Thirteen years ago, Neil Stryker took on an evil cult. Now, the futuristic hero returns to action at the 2016 Portland Film Festival in Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time. This low budget, time traveling action movie features acting performances by David Ogden Stiers, Walter Koenig, Nic Costa, Matt Zak, Bryna Smith, Jordana Ansley, and Rob Taylor in the starring role as both the hero and the villain and is also listed as a producer, writer, and director.

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