Review: Baby Driver (2017)

I have developed a tiny bit of antipathy for car crashes and car explosions and car chases. Unless it is in Valhalla or Tatooine, or set in some brilliantly crafted set piece, and the cars look like monster trucks from hell or intergalactic speeders. But cops chasing regular cars on regular streets, I view with…

Rewind Review: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Occupying the number one spot of IMDB’s top rated movies, is Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption with 9.2 stars. And while the appeal of this movie is not lost on me, I do feel too high a praise is being given to this particular piece of cinematic work. There I said it. Calling The Shawshank Redemption overrated is suicide,…

Old New Discovery: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I first heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it pulled an upset and nabbed a Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy back in 2014. It was quite a shocker because Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a very young show back then, virtually an unknown with just one season under their belt. They were able…

Review: Spectre (2015)

If there is one thing I can count on James Bond movies to do, it’s to come out with all the razzmatazz it can muster. And Spectre‘s first act, much like Mr. Bond, comes dressed to impress. It’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico City, the streets are alive with music and…

Review: Sicario (2015)

At the very beginning of Sicario (2015), Denis Villeneuve opens his 3rd English-language film (following Prisoners and Enemy) with what could best be described as a tactical operation in response to a kidnapping charge. A large group of federal and local law enforcement officers, led by Kate Mercer (Emily Blunt) swarms toward a house that, we later discover,…