Ridley Scott

Top 10: Best Ridley Scott Films

You can’t argue with the dedication to the craft that director Ridley Scott exhibits. He is a filmmaker who never seems to rest. In honor of this week’s release of “Alien: Covenant” (review found here) and as a tribute to Scott in general, we’re looking at his best work to date. A solid handful of […]

Film Review: ‘Snatched’ Will Cause Embarrassing Laughter

There’s always an internal debate to be had with a comedy like “Snatched.” On the one hand, if a film seeks to make you laugh and actually makes you laugh, it’s successful. On the other hand, however, what if you’re often laughing in spite of your better judgement? With “Snatched,” both occur in equal measure. […]

Alien: Covenant

Film Review: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Forgets the Fear

More often than not, advancements in cinematic technology are a very good thing. CGI can show us literally anything, with the only limits being those of the imagination of the people crafting the film. The art form has an openness that almost boggles the mind. Sometimes, however, the old, simpler, way is best. In the case […]

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Take Me’ Offers Low-Key Giggles

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: A low-key comedy/thriller hybrid that marks actor Pat Healy‘s directorial debut, “Take Me” is very much a first feature. There are moments of real amusement, a lack of directorial polish, and a vague sense that this should have been better than it is. A festival film through and through, “Take Me” […]

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Blame’ Announces Quinn Shephard’s Arrival

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: It goes without saying that Quinn Shephard is an impatient actress. That’s a compliment, too. Unwilling to wait years before making her filmmaking debut, the 22-year-old actress has written, directed, edited and starred in “Blame,” an ambitious high school-set drama. A quadruple threat, any work that Shephard managed here would be […]

The Clapper

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘The Clapper’ Isn’t Worth Applauding

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: There’s no denying that Dito Montiel is a talented filmmaker. There’s also no denying that comedy is not his forte. That much is clear after seeing the deeply misguided effort “The Clapper” at the Tribeca Film Festival. Aside from a charming soundtrack, nothing works here. It looks for humor in all […]