Army of Thieves (2021)

Army of Thieves is a prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, focusing on the German safecracker Ludwig Dieter. Matthias Schweighöfer not only reprises his role as Dieter, but also takes a seat in the director’s chair! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Army of Thieves… Pros: Firstly, I think it’s a smartContinue reading “Army of Thieves (2021)”

Red Notice (2021)

Red Notice is a Netflix Original fueled by action, star power, and daddy issues! In an unlikely team up, the world’s most infamous art thief and an investigator must work together to restore Cleopatra’s rare set of golden eggs! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Red Notice… Pros: Firstly, the star power in thisContinue reading “Red Notice (2021)”

The Guilty (2021)

The Guilty is an English-language remake of the 2018 Danish film by the same name, directed by Antoine Fuqua. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Joe Baylor, a demoted officer on dispatch duty who receives a disturbing emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Guilty… Pros: Firstly, Jake Gyllenhaal canContinue reading “The Guilty (2021)”

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

3:10 to Yuma is a western about a downtrodden rancher who seizes his opportunity to turn in a notoriously dangerous bandit and save his family’s livelihood. It’s a remake of the 1978 film of the same name, making it the second adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1953 short story. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “3:10 to Yuma (2007)”

Cruella (2021)

Cruella is the live-action origin story about one of Disney’s most notoriously menacing and fashionable villains. Emma Stone takes up the mantel and goes toe to toe with Emma Thompson in this crime dramedy! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Cruella… Pros: Firstly, the costume design in this movie is appropriately avant-garde. I personallyContinue reading “Cruella (2021)”

Army of the Dead (2021)

Army of the Dead is a Netflix Original written and directed by the one and only Zack Snyder. The story follows a group of mercenaries who are induced into a comically dangerous heist, after a sudden zombie outbreak. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Army of the Dead.. Pros: Firstly, the cinematography in thisContinue reading “Army of the Dead (2021)”

The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection is a gritty crime drama following two cops and the drug bust of a lifetime. The film won five Academy Awards, including best picture, actor and director! Let’s consider the pros and cons of The French Connection… Pros: Firstly, William Friedkin’s direction is nothing short of amazing! The footage is raw andContinue reading “The French Connection (1971)”

I Care a Lot (2020)

I Care a Lot premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year and found it’s home on Netflix in February 2021. The movie is a cynical commentary on the greed that fuels the health and homecare industries. Let’s consider the pros and cons of I Care a Lot… Pros: Rosamund Pike gives anContinue reading “I Care a Lot (2020)”

The White Tiger (2021)

The White Tiger is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name. In this atypical rags to riches story, a poor Indian driver named Balram strives to raise his status in life. However, India’s two caste system makes this dream all but impossible. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The WhiteContinue reading “The White Tiger (2021)”

The Perfect Host (2010)

The Perfect Host follows a bank robber’s desperate attempt to avoid capture by laying low at an unsuspecting homeowner’s address for the evening. The many twists and flashbacks will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat in this contained indie thriller. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This is an independentContinue reading “The Perfect Host (2010)”