The Devil’s Doorway film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★ Directed by: Aislinn Clarke Starring: Lalor Roddy, Ciaran Flynn, Helena Bereen Film Review by: Hope Madden So many horror films delve into those murky holy waters of Catholicism. So many horror movies are clearly made by lifelong non-Catholics. If Aislinn Clarke’s The Devil’s Doorway gets extra points, it’s for knowing the religion it is lambasting.  …

The Manual short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★ Directed by: Wil Magness Starring: JJ Johnson and Lauren Emery Short Film Review by: Niall Maggs   The Manual is set in the distant future in what seems to be a post-apocalyptic America. Deep in the woods lives the last human on earth: James, played terrifically by JJ Johnson. James is raised by a…

Sorry to Bother You film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★ Directed by: Boots Riley Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick Film Review by: Hope Madden The stars are aligning for Boots Riley. The vocalist and songwriter for The Coup—the funkiest radical socialist band you’re likely to find—has managed to produce a wild and relevant satire of capitalism…

Mountain film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★ Directed by: Jennifer Peedom Starring: Willem Dafoe Film Review by: George Wolf   “How big a screen ya got?”   That’s what you need to be asking for Mountain, a nature documentary that puts the breathtake in breathtaking.   Director and co-writer Jennifer Peedom provides a majestic canvas for the truly stunning cinematography of…

Going for Golden Eye short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★★ Directed by: Jim Miskell Written by: Jim Miskell Starring: Martin Harris, Mark Edmonds, David Doak, Karl Hilton & Duncan Botwood Indie Film Review by: Dean Pettipher Few groups are as misunderstood as gamers. No medium has been misjudged quite like videogames. Jim Miskell’s spectacularly hilarious mockumentary, Going for Golden Eye (2018), achieves top scores in…

Leave No Trace film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★ Directed by: Debra Granik Starring: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie Film Review by: George Wolf In her first feature since 2010’s gripping Winter’s Bone, writer/director Debra Granik is again focused on souls living on the rural fringes and scraping out a hardscrabble, under-the-radar existence.   But with Leave No Trace, any sinister, menacing layers have…

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★ Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky Starring: Adam Sandler, Kathryn Hahn Film Review by: Rachel Willis   These days, whenever an animated movie is released, it’s a near guarantee it will become a franchise. A few of these sequels are as good or better than the originals that spawned them, but most of them aren’t.    There’s…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★ Directed by: Morgan Neville Starring: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Francois Clemmons,  Film Review by: Hope Madden   The world did not deserve Fred Rogers.   A loving and tender soul if ever there was one, Fred Rogers saw children not as future consumers, but as vulnerable human beings who needed to know they had…