Film Threat

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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Dara of Jasenovac (2020) Ray Lobo A unique World War II story worth watching. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
5/10 9th CIRCUIT COWBOY, The Long Good Fight of Harry Pregerson (2020) Rob Rector The director needed to allow us to hear and see more about the stakes involved so that we can fully appreciate just how high this cowboy rode on his saddle. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
8/10 The Last Full Measure (2020) Alan Ng The way the story is told is fresh, the violence is not sensationalized at all, and the acting is top-notch. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
6/10 Curse of Aurore (2020) Alex Saveliev What the movie really amounts to is a moderately engaging pseudo-documentary, bolstered by the lived-in chemistry of its three leads. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
8/10 Haymaker (2021) Lorry Kikta Basically, Haymaker has a little something for everyone, and it's totally worth the watch. I'm excited to see what Nick Sasso does next. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
7/10 Jallikattu (2019) Brian Shaer Jallikattu is a unique and operatically violent movie. What the plot lacks in narrative cohesion, it certainly makes up for in startling image and thought. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
6/10 Alone with Her Dreams (2020) Hanna B It is a bit generic, but it is mostly benign, and it will surely please those relating to this way of life or looking for that sort of nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2021
7/10 Cactus Jack (2021) Alex Saveliev Say what you will about Cactus Jack, but the fact that it's extraordinarily unsettling cannot be denied. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
8/10 Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2021) Andrew Stover A sober and guileful meditation on love, obsession, and perception. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
8/10 El Father Plays Himself (2020) Lorry Kikta If you like movies-within-movies, making-of documentaries, beautiful nature cinematography, and family drama, El Father Plays Himself has all that and more. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
7.5/10 Locked Down (2021) Alan Ng As much as I thought the film's heist element was unnecessary, which it is, Liman sure knows how to make it exciting and even in a pandemic. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
7/10 Effigy: Poison and the City (2019) Alan Ng Udo Flohr's Effigy - Poison and the City is a fantastic film to watch if you're a fan of period dramas. The leads give terrific performances, and the setting is visually beautiful for history buffs. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
6/10 Flinch (2021) Kyle Bain While the writing doesn't always support what Van Hoy has planned for the movie, the brilliance of the actors and meaningful message of love allows the film to secure itself firmly in the hearts of viewers. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
8/10 The Extraordinary Ordinary (2019) Ali Arkani It is an ordinary story with down to Earth characters. That's why everyday people like us can connect with it easily and be impressed by its message. This is what makes this ordinary movie quite extraordinary! EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2021
8.5/10 Caged (2021) Bobby LePire For its searing look at mental deterioration in solitary confinement and ingrained racism in the prison system, Caged is an absolute must-watch, minor flaws and all. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
6/10 Don't Tell a Soul (2020) Alex Saveliev I applaud McAulay's efforts, but Don't Tell a Soul is at its best when it's simply having fun as a silly B-flick. Shut your brain off, enjoy - and, like with any guilty pleasure, don't tell a soul you liked it. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
8/10 Happy Times (2019) Bobby LePire Luckily, the cast is strong and the direction kinetic, meaning that as frustrating as the movie gets, it is ultimately very worth it. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
8/10 Silence & Darkness (2020) Bobby LePire A drama with Hitchcockian overtones. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
7/10 My Little Sister (2020) Hunter Lanier The film doesn't work too hard for your attention because it doesn't need to. It has the goods, and it's up to you whether or not you want them. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
5/10 Outside the Wire (2021) Josiah Teal The film has a great premise and some cool moments of action, but the overall delivery falls short of expectation. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
5/10 Ron Hopper's Misfortune (2020) Brian Shaer Writer-director Jaime Falero's stunningly beautiful film has an intriguing and creative foundation. Nevertheless, it moves at such a glacial pace that it's a chore to remain awake and engaged in the story. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2021
9/10 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Alex Saveliev Don't let the theatrical origins of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom stop you from enjoying its many pleasures. After all, in the words of Ma Rainey, "The more music you have in the world, the fuller it is." EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
10/10 Busman's Holiday (2020) Bobby LePire Busman's Holiday may have an ending that is easy to guess, but that does not diminish its power. Mainly due to excellent dialogue and strong direction, as the audience truly invests in this world and these characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
6/10 The Wake of Light (2019) Alex Saveliev It's a low-key, sparse study of the life-changing choices we make. He may not be Malick, but at least Philip knows to steal from the best. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
8.5/10 Blizzard of Souls (2019) Josiah Teal Despite minor hang-ups, Blizzard of Souls is a great war movie with a story that needs to be shared. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
9/10 Rock Camp: The Movie (2021) Chuck Foster We could all use a good pick-me-up, and Rock Camp: The Movie fulfills that role. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
8/10 Gun and a Hotel Bible (2019) Alan Ng What I hope you'll appreciate about Gun and a Hotel Bible is that it doesn't try to hit you over the head with religion but presents its points and lets you decide. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
2/10 Monster Hunter (2020) Hunter Lanier Monster Hunter is red meat to any cynical moviegoer of the modern age looking for exhibit A. It's been commodified and globalized to the point of nonidentity. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
7.5/10 Fatale (2020) Alan Ng In the end, it's all good fun and a great movie to turn on when you want to hand out with friends and see something truly insane. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
8.5/10 Half Brothers (2020) Alan Ng Good comedies are hard to come by these days. You can not lose with Half Brothers. Having said that, set your expectations low and enjoy the ride. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
7/10 The Demolitionist (1996) Lorry Kikta The Demolitionist is so much fun and isn't even really a "so bad it's good" sort of a movie. It's good. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
6/10 The Man Standing Next (2020) Alex Saveliev There's no denying the filmmaking mastery on display, but perhaps Min-ho could make his future history lessons a little more approachable. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
8/10 The Truffle Hunters (2020) Alex Saveliev It's about fungi, but it's never dull. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
7.5/10 Knuckledust (2020) Kyle Bain While it begins a bit shaky, writer-director James Kermack quickly rights the ship and invites viewers into a world of blood and deception that, regardless of how ruthless it can be from time to time, is quite welcoming. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
6/10 Stars Fell on Alabama (2021) Sabina Dana Plasse tars Fell on Alabama is a feel-good movie with a familiar plot with some seemingly awkward characters, although not all that impressionable. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2021
7/10 Lupin III: The First (2019) Hunter Lanier Kids and adults alike will enjoy Lupin III: The First. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
7/10 Breaking Surface (2020) Alex Saveliev Will Breaking Surface redefine survival thrillers? Most likely not. But it's a lean, mean little tension machine. You'll be chilled to the bone. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
7/10 Tulsa (2020) Alan Ng It's the type of faith story I prefer-about people who are just trying to make it in this world. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
7/10 Faith (2019) Alex Saveliev Faith asks what happens when faith fails to provide guidance. I, for one, certainly have faith -that Daughdrill has a long, exciting career ahead of him. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2021
7.5/10 Greenland (2020) Brian Shaer Greenland is a decent enough addition to the disaster catalog structurally, but it's a comfortable distance from the halls of greatness due to a lack of fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
7/10 Welcome Says the Angel (1996) Alan Ng What I thought most about while watching Welcome Says the Angel was how virtuous we demand our heroes and heroines to be in our movies-all at the expense of realism. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
8/10 Some Southern Waters (2020) Brian Shaer ...a little ethereal, a little cerebral, and a lot peculiar. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
7/10 Poor Greg Drowning (2020) Alan Ng Poor Greg Drowning is an excellent movie to fire up on a lazy afternoon. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
6.5/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Alan Ng Wonder Woman is not a horrible film and gets a very mediocre good from me. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
8/10 Disco (2019) Alex Saveliev Disco is about how toxicity seeps into everything from masculinity to religion to parenting and, yes, even dancing. It's as beautiful and heartbreaking as watching a dancer pirouette into an abyss. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
8/10 The Opening Act (2020) Alan Ng If you're not a fan of stand-up comedy, you may not be a fan of this film. For Steve Byrne's first feature film, the adage is still true-"write what you know." EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
7/10 I Am Greta (2020) Noah Schwartz A humanistic examination of this young activist. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
6/10 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Alan Ng I found myself wanting something to latch onto with the characters of Never Rarely Sometimes Always, and it wasn't there. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
6/10 Rebecca (2020) Alan Ng Lily James and Armie Hammer are very pretty and easy on the eyes. Also easy to look at are the gorgeous landscapes and exquisite costumes. That might be enough for some, just not me. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
6.5/10 The Place We Hide (2020) Alan Ng In the end, the story wins out, and The Place We Hide is worth watching. It's an intriguing idea between two very different characters, and I enjoyed seeing it play out. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020