First Glance: “Hustle”

First Glance: “Hustle”

I hate to say it, but I’ve reached the point where whenever I hear “Adam Sandler” and “new movie” together I brace myself for the worst. It’s a reaction I think the always likable actor has earned. I can’t remember his last movie that I really liked (yes, that includes “Uncut Gems”). But his lucrative … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Operation Mincemeat” (2022)

REVIEW: “Operation Mincemeat” (2022)

The effects of the World War II reverberated across the globe and impacted people from all walks of life. As a result, there are countless movies sharing stories of heroism and horror, savagery and sacrifice, patriotism and oppression. True accounts stretching from the battlefront to the streets of occupied cities; from war rooms to concentration … Continue reading

REVIEW: “The Twin” (2022)

REVIEW: “The Twin” (2022)

(CLICK HERE for my full review in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) Creepy children have become a stalwart in horror movies. They’ve pretty much overtaken zombies, vampires, and the like as the genre’s go-to source of scares. The latest film to tap into this deep well is the Shudder Original “The Twin”. But there is more to … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Black Crab” (2022)

REVIEW: “Black Crab” (2022)

The new Netflix film “Black Crab” opens with a harrowing jolt. In a flashback we see a mother named Edh (Noomi Rapace) and her daughter Vanja (Stella Marcimain Klintberg) are stuck in a traffic jam; voices on the radio tell of mass casualties, violence and unrest from a growing civil war. Suddenly people start running … Continue reading