Oscars 2021: Alex McPherson’s Picks, Predictions

Oscars 2021: Alex McPherson’s Picks, Predictions

By Alex McPherson Alex’s Picks and Predictions for the 2021 Oscars Well, dear readers, the 2021 Academy Awards are nearly upon us. How unbearably exciting.... Details
‘The Truffle Hunters’ Fascinating Look at Eccentric Elders and Their Beloved Trained Dogs

‘The Truffle Hunters’ Fascinating Look at Eccentric Elders and Their Beloved Trained Dogs

By Lynn VenhausThe rare white Alba truffle demands top dollar on the international market, from hundreds of dollars to over a thousand. The golden tuber... Details
‘Thunder Force’ Squanders Resources, Laughs

‘Thunder Force’ Squanders Resources, Laughs

By Lynn VenhausWhen husband-and-wife collaborators Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy work together on screen, a low bar has been set, for their previous four movies... Details
‘Vanquish’ Is Mediocre John Wick Wannabe

‘Vanquish’ Is Mediocre John Wick Wannabe

By Alex McPherson With shallow characterization and underwhelming action sequences, George Gallo’s new film, “Vanquish,” winds up being decidedly average. This generic thriller stars Ruby... Details
‘Voyagers’ Is Too Sterile As A Space Odyssey Gone Rogue

‘Voyagers’ Is Too Sterile As A Space Odyssey Gone Rogue

By Lynn VenhausIn yet another exploration on how humans are wired and the inevitable devil inside, “Voyagers” is ultimately a stale old story, yet spruced... Details
‘Summer of 85’ – A Summer to Halfheartedly Remember

‘Summer of 85’ – A Summer to Halfheartedly Remember

By Alex McPherson Acclaimed French director François Ozon’s newest work, “Summer of 85,” is a nostalgic coming-of-age story that lacks focus and subtlety. Based on... Details
‘The Carnivores’ – A Prime Cut of Madness

‘The Carnivores’ – A Prime Cut of Madness

By Alex McPherson Director Caleb Michael Johnson’s new film, “The Carnivores,” is a lurid and disturbing psychological thriller that actually prompted nausea at one point,... Details
QFest Preview: ‘Tahara’ – A Resonant Teenage Tale

QFest Preview: ‘Tahara’ – A Resonant Teenage Tale

By Alex McPherson Olivia Peace’s directorial debut, “Tahara,” provides an incisive look at identity, grief, and societal pressures. Unfolding during a single day within a... Details
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Delivers Monster Movie Escapism, Thrills

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Delivers Monster Movie Escapism, Thrills

By Lynn VenhausThese two hulking movie icons return for an epic showdown in “Godzilla vs. Kong” -- only the second time the atomic sea monster... Details
‘The Last Blockbuster’ Documentary is Nostalgic Treasure Trove

‘The Last Blockbuster’ Documentary is Nostalgic Treasure Trove

By Lynn VenhausA sentimental journey for anyone who spent any part of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s renting movies at video stores, “The Last Blockbuster”... Details