Written by Christopher Cross "If Ma Dong-seok’s background as an aspiring boxer wasn’t apparent enough, his overpowering physical presence in “The Roundup: No Way Out” makes it abundantly clear. With a much quicker turnaround from..."… Continue reading.
Author: Drink in the Movies
Cannes 2023: Légua
Written by Taylor Baker "João Miller Guerra & Filipa Reis's latest film “Légua” is a solemn piece of observational cinema that touches on transcendentalism through its depiction of three generations of women living in a house..."… Continue reading.
Lucky Hank (Season 1)
Written by Jeff Sparks "After the sunsetting of the wildly successful “Better Call Saul,” Bob Odenkirk has returned to AMC to begin another show. In “Lucky Hank,” he stars as Hank Devereaux, a washed-up writer turned..."… Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann "Robert Rodriguez is the guerilla filmmaker’s golden boy. “El Mariachi” from 1992 was a genuine success story and provided the backbone for much of the beloved director’s career. Even as budgets got bigger and concepts got … Continue reading.
Big George Foreman
Written by Taylor Baker "Painfully staid and emotionally manipulative, the film is little more than a macho Hallmark film with a religious bent so trite and amateurish that it seems almost unreal."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: 26.2 to Life
Written by Taylor Baker "In the end, “26.2 to Life” retreads the same ground we’ve seen in other sports and prison documentaries, though it is a functional bit of PR material for the 1000 Mile Club program."… Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "The don’t-mess with-that-old-man genre is an excellent way for past stars to jumpstart their career, Stephen Lang had “Don’t Breathe,” Keanu Reeves had “John Wick(s),” and now veteran Finnish actor Jorma Tommila offers his, “Sisu.”"… Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks "It may be a little rough around the edges but “Foxfire” has a lot going for it. Besides being an underrated early outing in the career of a star, its plethora of themes that include..."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: Other People’s Children
Written by Michael Clawson "As an exploration of the emotional complexities facing adult women in regard to family, romance, and the prospect of motherhood, the movie is carried by Efira’s radiant screen presence."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: The Night of the 12th (La nuit du 12)
Written by Taylor Baker "“The Night of the 12th” begins with a rare distinction that few police procedurals and detective narratives begin with, the promise that this case will go unsolved. Instead of being hindered by the promise..."… Continue reading.