Nicholas Goodwin’s short film, Shadow, is a well made short film on a serious topic but feels slightly melodramatic and cliched.
Month: February 2019
Cinema Smack’s 2019 Oscar Predictions
The 91st annual Academy Awards are this Sunday which means it’s time to throw out our picks for some of the show’s biggest categories in Cinema Smack’s 2019 Oscar Predictions!
Short Film Review: The Date
The Date from Alessio Cappelletti is an expertly crafted short film that captures your attention and leaves you wanting more in its all-too-brief runtime.
In Theaters Review – Alita: Battle Angel
The quality lead performances, stunning CGI, and masterful direction from Robert Rodriguez are the heartbeat of Alita: Battle Angel but its plodding storyline significantly drags down the overall product.
Russian Doll Wrap-Up
Netflix’s newest binge show, Russian Doll, is a wonderfully brief affair sprinkled with effective comedy, drama, and self discovery. *Minor Spoiler Ahead*
In Theaters Review: The Prodigy
While there has been a horror renaissance in Hollywood, Nicholas McCarthy’s new film, The Prodigy, continues 2019’s streak of poor theatrical releases instead of joining its contemporaries as a unique horror experience.
The Punisher Season 2 Wrap-Up
As Netflix’s Marvel shows dwindle, The Punisher Season 2 shows signs of life with its brutality and character relationships despite its somewhat bloated length. *Minor Spoilers Ahead*
In Theaters Review: Vice
While Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic, Vice, has some good performances from its cast, the film treats its subject matter as a joke and is another tiresome instance of Hollywood poking fun at the Bush administration.
Indie Film Review: West of Sunshine
West of Sunshine, the feature film debut from writer/director Jason Raftopoulos, is a touching father-son tale at its core but suffers from a morally questionable lead character.