Movie Review Flashback- Ex Machina (2014)

Warning, this review does contain some spoilers. Ex Machina is a 2014 A24 film written and directed by Alex Garland, in his feature film debut. It received many accolades from the National Board of Review to the Academy Awards to the Golden Globes to BAFTA to Saturn and several others. With 2019 winding down, I am…

‘Missing Link’ Review- Superb Stop-Motion

Missing Link is a stop-motion adventure film from director Chris Butler and produced by the film company Laika. It also features an ensemble of A-list actors and actresses voicing the characters. Set in the Victorian Era, Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) is an adventurer who seeks to join a prestigious club of fellow explorers, lead…

‘The Laundromat’ Review- Too Preachy

Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh takes the helm of The Laundromat based on a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns. It comedically tells the story of the lawyers at the forefront of the infamous “Panama Papers” leak, which exposed shady dealings between lawyers, governments, criminals, bankers, and businessmen. Ellen Martin’s (Meryl Streep) husband Joseph (James Cromwell) is…

Movie Review Flashback- The Edge (1997)

Written by David Mamet, The Edge is a 1997 survival film directed by Lee Tamahori and starring a famous celebrity Kodiak bear named Bart the Bear who appeared in survival films throughout his lifespan. Billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) is taken by his supermodel wife Mickey (Elle Macpherson) to a remote vacation lodge in Canada.…