REVIEW: “Senior Year” (2022)

REVIEW: “Senior Year” (2022)

In the new Netflix teen-ish comedy “Senior Year”, a cheerleading accident leaves a high school senior in a coma. After she wakes up 20 years later, she sets out to finish her high school dream of being named prom queen. Sounds utterly ridiculous, right? Well, it pretty much is. And while first-time feature film director … Continue reading

RETRO REVIEW: “Con Air” (1997)

RETRO REVIEW: “Con Air” (1997)

There was a time when Jerry Bruckheimer was to action movies what Jason Blum currently is to horror. Obviously it’s not a true one-for-one comparison as both producers had very different approaches to the kind of movies they made. But their names did become synonymous with specific genres and both had loads of success giving … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Firestarter” (2022)

REVIEW: “Firestarter” (2022)

One of the first “grownup” novels I recall reading was Stephen King’s “Firestarter”. It first published in September 1980, but my exposure to it came a few years later. I’m guessing it was around the time of the 1984 movie adaptation starring Drew Barrymore. I was just a kid and remember finding a tattered paperback … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Innocents” (2022)

REVIEW: “The Innocents” (2022)

CLICK HERE for my full review in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Fresh off his Best Screenplay Oscar nomination for “The Worst Person in the World”, Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt goes in a much different direction with his new movie “The Innocents”. This subtle yet relentlessly eerie supernatural thriller first premiered at Cannes in 2021. Now it’s … Continue reading