Deliberate Choices: Our Review of ‘The Good Traitor’

Deliberate Choices: Our Review of ‘The Good Traitor’

Henrik Kauffmann (Ulrich Thomsen) was, during the 1940s, the Danish Ambassador the the United States, and his main struggle was making the Union care about Denmark falling under the German Army. A historical footnote, he seems like one of the good guys on paper. But is there moral complexity under his seemingly good intentions? Or, do good intentions and actions come with bad effects? And do those bad effects outweigh someone’s good actions? The movie about Henrik, The Good Traitor, depicting a diplomat’s world, comes with those murky questions.

The Good Traitor follows Henrik as he navigates the world of diplomacy …

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Catching Up with the Creator and Cast of the New Series; ‘Them’

Prepare yourselves for Them, a supernatural-horror series now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.Them: Covenant, is a terrifying new horror anthology series about a black family in the Fifties moving into an all-white neighborhood, where their racist neighbors may be a greater threat than the supernatural monsters lurking in the basement.Created by Little Marvin and co-produced by Lena Waithe, Covenant opens with a doom impending prologue at the North Carolina country home of Livia “Lucky” Emory (Deborah Ayorinde) and her World War II veteran husband Henry (Ashley Thomas). After a family tragedy makes living there impossible, they join in on the …

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Falling through the Ice: Our Review of ‘Amundsen: The Great Explorer

Now on VOD from Samuel Goldwyn Film and director Espen Sandburg comes an attempt to tell the long overshadowed exploits of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in Amundsen: The Great Explorer. The biopic finally bows in North America, a full 2 years after its debut in Norway and other Scandinavian Countries. But the question then becomes whether it’s worth the wait.

Roald Amundsen (Pal Sverre Hagen) becomes obsessed with Arctic exploration from an early age, even training for cold weather climates in his native Norway by submerging himself in ice-cold water to lower his internal temperature as a child. As he grows …

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Power: Our Review of ‘Thunder Force’ on Netflix

My experience with Melissa McCarthy’s films are sporadic. It take a bit to figure out out whether movie lovers are sleeping on her or that they’re participating in self care. That question is on the forefront in her latest, Thunder Force. Either way, let’s set up its plot.

The movie, thankfully, speeds through its setups. It covers forty years in the life of McCarthy’s character Lydia. In ten minutes, it shows different younger versions of her (Vivian Falcone and Mia Kaplan. Kudos to the casting director.) befriend and have a falling out with Emily (Bria Danielle and Tai Leshaun).

Lydia, in the …

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CFF 2021: Our Review of ‘Chained’

CFF 2021: Our Review of ‘Chained’

Opening the 2021 edition of the Canadian Film Festival is the new dramatic thriller from writer/director Titus Heckel, Chained.  The film starts with a complicated premise that locks the film into a handful of locations only, the main being an abandoned warehouse, but also runs the risk of running out of ideas as they are locked into the central premise.

Taylor (Marlon Kazadi) is an abused young teen that discovers over the course of hiding from some school bullies the aforementioned warehouse with a dead body and a man, later called Jim (Aleks Paunovic), chained to a wall that appears to …

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‘Sugar Daddy’ – Kelly McCormack Interview

‘Sugar Daddy’ – Kelly McCormack Interview

Sugar Daddy takes you into a world where some may feel desperate. They go where there aren’t many options to explore to make a fast buck. The new film Sugar Daddy stars Kelly McCormack as Darren, a talented but struggling young singer-songwriter. Desperate for cash, she decides to sign up for a paid dating service to make extra money. Darren discovers this world and throws herself down a dark path. She comes to a realization about her music and herself as a person and as an artist. Kelly McCormack wrote Sugar Daddy and Wendy Morgan takes the director’s chair. This is Morgan’s …

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The Other Side of Apartheid: Our Review of ‘Moffie’

The Other Side of Apartheid: Our Review of ‘Moffie’

Brutality defines the relationship between an Apartheid era South African military officer and his trainees. Moffie is just one of a few LGBT+ films, a subgenre that comes with brutality. But it’s refreshing to find a film that slaps its viewers with that tone. It also shows the annoying nature of brutality. Viewers see this as Sargeant Brand (Hilton Pelser) drills his new soldiers with one bootcamp session after another. He promises them coffee and soup and then deprive them of those provisions. He tires them and then punish them with useless tasks when they complain. Nicholas van der Swart (Kai …

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WIN A ‘BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR’ PRIZE PACK!!!

Love and Friendship are the greatest adventures of all…

Lifelong friends Barb and Star (Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time … ever.

Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar just might be the comedy that we all need right now and thanks to our friends at Lionsgate Home Entertainment we have some Barb and Star Prize Packs to give to you!   The prize packs include the following…

1 copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack
Candies
Wine Charms
Colour by Numbers Kit
Rolling Papers

Your chance to win simply couldn’t be easier.

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2021 Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts: The Call for Togetherness

A bunny attempts to expand his home.

An apartment filled with diverse families to maintain (or spark) their hearts when stuck inside.

An overseas adventure between two unlikely travel partners.

A final text message that rips a family asunder.

These stories and more comprise this year’s crop of nominees for Best Animated Short at the Academy Awards. The program might lump them together in one category. But all of this year’s shorts are extremely diverse in style and substance. Each one leans into its own beautiful storytelling with uniqueness and (sometimes) joy. However, as expected, some connect more than others. A personal highlight include …

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Big Hot Mess: Teach the Auteur Theory With ‘Freddy Got Fingered’

Spoilers for Freddy Got Fingered I guess?

There are many things that will baffle me to the end of time about the Trump administration. But one of the most baffling ones is that there are certainly people who watched The Celebrity Apprentice, and were somehow still of the belief that this man had any form of competency to be a government official of any kind, let alone the dang presidency. Celebrity Apprentice was terrible, terrible trash TV. The kind that featured E-list celebrities who were briefly famous for like a brief, yet definable, periods, who essentially groveled at the feet of …

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