Zombi Child 2019 Film Poster

Film Review: Zombi Child (2019)

Zombi Child, from French director Bertrand Bonello is not a zombie film in the sense you are used to, and that’s okay. I knew that going into this, and even then I am not one to watch “zombie” films that often. By the time I got to the end, however, I was left severely disappointed with what I had just watched.

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Big Time Adolescence

Film Review: Big Time Adolescence (2019)

Big Time Adolescence was a film I was going to see in theaters, but due to coronavirus, either it was pulled or I was unable to see it. (honestly I’m not sure if it was pulled, but if it was, it was due to things going south due to coronavirus) Luckily, regardless, its Hulu release was scheduled for being a week after its theatrical run.

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The Wild Goose Lake (2019) Film Poster

Film Review: The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

It’s hard to believe I’m nearing a year since I saw Long Day’s Journey Into Night, another Chinese neo-noir film. Ironically, just like Long Day’s Journey, I too was unable to attend the screening of The Wild Goose Lake at the Philadelphia Film Festival back in the fall. When I saw the folks at Film Movement were streaming it online as part of their virtual cinema as of last week, I made sure to pay for a virtual ticket so I could catch what I had previously missed.

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White Girl 2016 Poster.

Film Review: White Girl (2016)

Being the college age, when I happened to randomly stumble across White Girl I figured I would give it a try, not really sure what to expect. As a watched the film, and solidified once I finished it, it felt like what a Lifetime movie would be like if they were allowed to air R-rated films, complete with sex and drugs. I even came up with two theoretical Lifetime title following their frequently used pronoun + adjective + third word formula: Her Deadly Love or Her Deadly Idea.

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Young Adult Review: True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

This book has been through a lot when I have it on me. It’s been the novel I read when I’m on the bus into the city of Philadelphia to pass the time. Once or twice during these journeys I’ve forgotten an umbrella, so the book, residing in my backpack, has been soaked in multiple downpours while I wait for the bus in the pouring rain. The book is very much well worn, but it’s also been very much been loved.

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Piranhas 2019 Italian Film Movie Poster

Film Review: Piranhas (2019)

From what I can recall, I am fairly certain that Piranhas is the first Italian film I have seen. I was not left disappointed by this film at all, it was gripping, albeit a slightly farfetched story about a group of kids around the age of fifteen who end up taking over the streets in their neighborhood.

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The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

Film Review: The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) is not a very tough guy. He’s awkward and shy, mild mannered and keeps to himself since he doesn’t fit in with the other guys at work. He’ used to being told his name is very feminine sounding. One night after work Casey Davies realizes he is out of food for his dachshund, so he walks to the store to pick some up. On his walk back he’s beaten by a group of bikers and left in the street. After being attacked, he goes to buy a gun, something that “can fit into my hand”…or in terms everyone but Casey knows, a handgun. Ultimately, he decides on karate so he can defend himself. However, after a few classes, he realizes there is more to Sensei and his dojo.

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The Tomorrow Man

Film Review: The Tomorrow Man (2019)

The Tomorrow Man is the directorial debut from Noble Jones and stars John Lithgow and Blythe Danner, who play Ed and Ronnie.

I remember back around 2011-2012 was when doomsday preppers were all over the spotlight, especially after the National Geographic Channel had their Doomsday Preppers show. While not quite in the limelight anymore, the plot of this film revolves around prepping for what could happen. Rather than living in the current day, Ed is busy thinking about tomorrow.

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