movie review

Felony-focused film reviews; fictional movies and true crime documentaries depicting real-life stories or inspired by them.

  • Brian Anonymous
    Published 3 days ago
    My Review of 'Road to Perdition'

    My Review of 'Road to Perdition'

    Road to Perdition came out back in 2002. I'm not sure why I didn't go watch it when it first came out. I think it may have had to do with all of the quality movies that were coming out around that time. Look back at the lineup, and you'll see a lot of classics in there.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published 30 days ago
    Henry Cavill Hunts Down a Dangerous Criminal Mastermind in 'Night Hunter'

    Henry Cavill Hunts Down a Dangerous Criminal Mastermind in 'Night Hunter'

    There is no question that Henry Cavill is one of the games biggest actors today, and he shows little signs of slowing down. Ever since he first came on the scene with Showtime's The Tudors, it was pretty obvious this man was destined for bigger things. And that is precisely what has happened since the period drama.
  • Shain Thomas
    Published about a month ago
    'Instinct:' S02.E08. “Go Figure”

    'Instinct:' S02.E08. “Go Figure”

    In the second of two Instinct episodes, televised on CBS Sunday, August 11, 2019, we found Yale Psychology Professor and NYPD consultant Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming) and NYPD Det Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) working “to uncover why an Olympic-hopeful figure skater is killed while on the ice. Also, Det Ryan Stock’s (Travis Van Winkle) case heats up and lands him and Dylan in unusual circumstances and Julian Cousins (Naveen Andrews) comes to understand why an old acquaintance has returned to New York.”
  • Shain Thomas
    Published about a month ago
    'The Hustle' (2019) Review

    'The Hustle' (2019) Review

    In The Hustle, we find Penny Rust (Rebel Wilson) and Josephine Chesterfield (Anne Hathaway) playing their trade as scam artists and swindling naive men out of their money. While Penny doesn’t have rent money, Josephine comes from a different echelon of society, but they both set their sights on the same mark. Consequently, they team up to take the tech prodigy for everything he has. Does this narrative sound at all familiar?
  • Peter P
    Published 2 months ago
    'Avengement' (2019)

    'Avengement' (2019)

    So…prison turned you into a stone-cold killer, did it?Nah, prison didn’t.You and my brother did.
  • Peter P
    Published 2 months ago
    'The Outsider' (2018)

    'The Outsider' (2018)

    When you dishonor your bossand you want to show remorse,you give your finger.It’s called otoshimae.I see you’ve got all your fingers.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published 2 months ago
    Just How Crazy Can the Second Season of 'Mindhunter' Really Get?

    Just How Crazy Can the Second Season of 'Mindhunter' Really Get?

    Mindhunter is arguably one of Netflix’s best shows, and given this is the streaming service that brought viewers such compelling programs like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and Black Mirror, that praise is no joke. Based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, written by F.B.I agent John Douglas—this raw, gritty serial killer drama feels very reminiscent of such iconic serial killer films as Seven and Zodiac, which makes a lot of sense given how this is academy award-nominated director David Fincher's baby. But unlike those films, and other programs like it, Mindhunter showcases how the FBI became familiar with crazy, so it could better apprehend all the crazy out there that needed apprehending.
  • Shain Thomas
    Published 2 months ago
    'Lost Girls: Angie's Story'

    'Lost Girls: Angie's Story'

    Inspired by Julia Verdin’s time volunteering at a runaway children’s shelter in Los Angeles, Lost Girls: Angie’s Story is a powerful story that revolves around the victims of sex trafficking.
  • Hannah Elliott
    Published 2 months ago
    'The Da Vinci Code' Trilogy

    'The Da Vinci Code' Trilogy

    This trilogy may be one of the most underrated series there is. Not only are these books amazing, and there are more books than movies right now. The books themselves are underrated because for when they are made, and even now, they have such an interesting topic that is still very prevalent to things going on today. I love how all the books relate to issues very current to the times.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published 2 months ago
    Netflix Assembled a Solid Crew of Reliable Wiseguys to Bring 'The Irishman' to Life

    Netflix Assembled a Solid Crew of Reliable Wiseguys to Bring 'The Irishman' to Life

    Goodfellas and Casino are arguably two of the best gangster films of all time. These two are classics most people have on their list of greatest of all time. They set the bar so high that one would assume the days of these caliber films releasing is probably at an end. On the contrary, Netflix, the streaming giant home to over 100 million subscribers, has set its sights on Oscar gold, and to accomplish their ambitious goal, they're bringing in the right Wiseguys for the job. That is right, director Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro are joining forces to bring audiences The Irishman this fall. This momentous occasion also marks the first collaboration between Scarface's Pacino and the Wolf of Wall Street Director. And it marks the return of Pesci who has been in retirement for some time. After years of resisting the infamous auteur's offers, he finally gave in for what one can only be described as destiny, given all the parties involved. All of these individuals have some serious street cred when it comes to these types of films, so odds are this one will most likely stick the landing. And from the looks of this latest glimpse into the dark corridors of organized crime and political corruption, all signs point to this master plan going off without a hitch.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 2 months ago
    Movie Review: 'Lock Up' Turns 30

    Movie Review: 'Lock Up' Turns 30

    30 years later, Lock Up is one of those almost entirely forgotten vanity movies of the 1980’s. The film stars Sylvester Stallone in what amounts to what Stallone thinks is a prestige movie. He legit believed in 1989 that Lock Up was the movie that would give him the credibility and legitimacy as an actor he so desperately craved. To his credit, he does give the role his all but the movie is not remotely prestigious or credible.
  • Q-ell Betton
    Published 2 months ago
    'Secret Obsession' - Review (Netflix)

    'Secret Obsession' - Review (Netflix)

    Jennifer Williams (Brenda Song) is running for her life from a mysterious man hunting her on a rainy night. Desperate to get away from him, she hides out in a remote service station restroom. He follows her into the restroom, but she manages to escape, running out and getting into her car outside. He follows her and sees her in the car.