movie review

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

  • Sean Patrick
    Published 10 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 10 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.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 10 months ago
    TV Movie Review: 'Loved to Death' Is the Least Crazy TV One TV Movie Yet

    TV Movie Review: 'Loved to Death' Is the Least Crazy TV One TV Movie Yet

    My growing obsession with TV One and their brand of uniquely insane TV movies sadly may be cooling off. After the wild camp of Bobby DeBarge, the utter ludicrousness of Sins of the Father and the utterly bonkers final minutes of In Broad Daylight, TV One finally aims for a respectable TV movie with Loved to Death and I find myself a little bummed out.
  • Catherine Agati
    Published 10 months ago
    To Catch a Predator: Priest Edition

    To Catch a Predator: Priest Edition

    Opening with a scene set on a snowy Boston night 1976, in a police station, the audience listens to a conversation between a lawyer and a cop about the molestation charges toward a priest, him and his victim are somewhere in the station. Not much later we see the priest walking out of the station, he is free and the victim is most likely feeling imprisoned in his own mind not to feel heard for many years.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published 11 months ago
    My Review of 'The Mule'

    My Review of 'The Mule'

    I was a little apprehensive when my girlfriend suggested watching The Mule. I didn't know much about it, but if it's a Clint Eastwood movie I think I've probably seen it already. Usually his movie's are based off some real life situation where there's some self sacrifice at the very end to get the audience to feel for the main character.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 11 months ago
    5 Takeaways from the First Trailer for 'Knives Out'

    5 Takeaways from the First Trailer for 'Knives Out'

    For the record, I really enjoyed The Last Jedi. I thought that director Rian Johnson knocked that Star Wars story out of the park with bold narrative choices, strong visuals, and a modest, but palpable sense of humor and fun. My fellow critics appear to agree with me for, the most part, but a venomous, vocal group of Star Wars fans has nevertheless fouled much of the memory of The Last Jedi with their toxic takes on the movie.
  • Trevor Wells
    Published 11 months ago
    Lifetime Review: 'My Stepfather's Secret'

    Lifetime Review: 'My Stepfather's Secret'

    It was nine years ago that Bailey Kershaw's (Paris Smith) life was shattered by the unexplained murder of her father Frank (Kevin Sizemore). Now having just completed her freshman year of college, Bailey returns home and is surprised to discover that her mother Tina (Vanessa Marcil) has made significant lifestyle changes. Bailey soon is shocked to learn the reason for this change: Hugo (Eddie McClintock), her mother's new boyfriend and soon-to-be husband.
  • Mimo le Singe
    Published 12 months ago
    A Pretty Little Talk About 'Dirty Pretty Things'

    A Pretty Little Talk About 'Dirty Pretty Things'

    For the longest time I didn't have a favourite movie, but rather a movie trilogy, and that was The Lord of the Rings.
  • Hannah Elliott
    Published about a year ago
    'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Ted Bundy Movie'

    'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Ted Bundy Movie'

    As someone who reads a lot about famous killers, watches a lot of documentaries about serial killers, I was so excited to see this movie. Ted Bundy is one of the most famous killers for a variety of reasons; his kill count, his methods of killing, the fact he escapes from prison twice, he was the first ever court case aired on television, and the fact that he decided to become his own council during his last trial. All this you would think make for an excellent film. Well, the jury is still out on that one.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published about a year ago
    'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' - A Movie Review

    'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' - A Movie Review

    Do you know who was more popular than Disney World at one point? I’ll give you one guess, he was a wicked, shocking, and vile serial killer.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published about a year ago
    Review of 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'

    Review of 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'

    Netflix has become so popular that they had started making their own movies such as All the Boys I've Ever Loved and other fun nonsensical movies. Finally, Netflix has released the movie titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile a movie that was about one of the most horrendous serial killers out there. The movie was so captivating and it terrified me in ways I thought could never happen. It was not a thriller, but it was psychologically hideous. Ted Bundy was one of the worst serial killers that had ever exist—however, his charm and wit had ladies falling for him from left to right.
  • Kristen Barenthaler
    Published about a year ago
    'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile'–Movie Review

    'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile'–Movie Review

    It's no secret that Netflix loves feeding into the world's strange fascination with serial crime. Making a Murderer, Conversations with a Killer, Inside the Criminal Mind, and tons of other true crime shows will pop up on your recommended page... especially after you've watched their newest crime movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.