movie review

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

  • Jonathan Sim
    Published about a year ago
    'Searching' Is a Well-Directed Crime Thriller Complete with Suspense and Twists

    'Searching' Is a Well-Directed Crime Thriller Complete with Suspense and Twists

    I've recently been writing my reviews using my made-up WASDO criteria in a vain attempt to give my film reviews some structure. But I've decided to stop doing that and just write this review from Searching off the top of my head.
  • Peter P
    Published about a year ago
    'You Were Never Really Here' (2017)

    'You Were Never Really Here' (2017)

    McCleary said you were brutal.I can be.I want you to hurt them.
  • Auckland Martens
    Published about a year ago
    10 'Actors' Who Weren't Acting in 'Goodfellas'

    10 'Actors' Who Weren't Acting in 'Goodfellas'

    What do some of the mothers, daughters, mobsters, and prosecutors in the movie Goodfellas have in common? They weren’t acting. These ten actors didn’t have to stretch very far at all to play their roles and here’s why:
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published about a year ago
    Best True Crime Documentaries of 2018

    Best True Crime Documentaries of 2018

    Whether to chronicle landmark trials or speculate about unsolved mysteries, the true crime genre is filled with a variety of addictively morose stories. Some of these filmmakers seek justice for those they believe have been wrongfully convicted (or wrongfully not convicted, as the case may be) while some simply act as unbiased storytellers, conveying the information in a clear but compelling way. Regardless of the subject matter, all of these true crime films and series are worth your time.
  • Nicola P. Young
    Published about a year ago
    Best Investigative Journalism Movies

    Best Investigative Journalism Movies

    Journalism isn't just about good writing. Arguably, it's barely about good writing at all—though that is an important part of it (I mean, even the most fascinating stories can be ruined by bad writing). But one of the most important tenets of journalism is truth. Sometimes, that's as easy as reporting the facts in front of you. But sometimes, the search for truth leads journalists to dark, perilous, or simply shocking information.
  • Peter P
    Published about a year ago
    'Hunting Emma' (2017)
  • James Lizowski
    Published about a year ago
    Best Serial Killer Movies of All Time

    Best Serial Killer Movies of All Time

    Whether you want to admit it or not, we have a morbid fascination with serial killers. It doesn't matter if they're female serial killers or deadly killing couples—the bloodier their story, the better. The success of serial killer movies proves this dark intrigue. So whether you're in it for the spine-tingling fear or the edge-of-your-seat suspense, these films will keep you biting your nails long after the end of the credits. Here are the most timeless and applauded of them all.
  • Claudia Jerro
    Published about a year ago
    Top Ten Serial Killer Movies on Netflix Right Now

    Top Ten Serial Killer Movies on Netflix Right Now

    While some of the most notable serial killer films like American Psycho or Zodiac are no longer available on Netflix, there are a bunch of other titles worth watching, including a couple of Netflix originals. Whether you enjoy a good slasher flick filled with blood and gore, or a suspenseful thriller packed with twists and turns, there's something for everyone. Here are the top ten serial killer movies on Netflix right now.
  • Gerald Oppugne
    Published about a year ago
    Best Drug Cartel Movies

    Best Drug Cartel Movies

    Every year or so, a film is released showcasing the varied aspects of either one or several highly lethal narcotics and its burgeoning enterprise. Films like these tend to center upon the kingpin or warlord whose enterprise is either on the rise, in major jeopardy from cops and rival smuggling rings, or both. While some of them may illustrate real life human issues, like addiction, suicide, and injustice, the best drug cartel movies also offer a glimpse into an underworld that thrives under our very noses and infests our country with poisonous toxins for not only profit, but revolution. Many of us tend to forget that these international cartels, gun running rings, and terrorist organizations all work together to bolster their various schemes across the world; respectively, illegal drug trafficking, increased dangerous weapons on the streets, and simply worldwide fear.
  • Kelsey Lange
    Published about a year ago
    10 Serial Killer Movies That Are Based on True Stories

    10 Serial Killer Movies That Are Based on True Stories

    Among the guilty pleasures in the world, learning about serial killers is one of the most common. And for some sick reason, we find ourselves interested in the minds of those who are evil. To make things easy, we have come up with ten of the best serial killer movies that are based on true stories to truly get your fix.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 2 years ago
    You Don’t Know Whether You are Coming or Going in 'Roman J. Israel'

    You Don’t Know Whether You are Coming or Going in 'Roman J. Israel'

    When I saw the preview for Roman J. Israel, I wondered how I had missed this real life Civil Rights lawyer from the front lines of early 70s injustice. I eventually learned the esquire was a fictional character, and despite the outdated fro and retrograde wardrobe, the setting was present day. Even so, the trailer tidbits and performance prove Denzel can still obviously bring it, but no amount of chops, can save all the back and forth this film subjects you to.
  • S. A. Anderson
    Published 2 years ago
    Why I Think Everyone Should Watch 'Natural Born Killers'

    Why I Think Everyone Should Watch 'Natural Born Killers'

    Oliver Stone is a director who has never shied away from politics and controversy. He has shown this with movies like JFK, Nixon and Snowden. His most political and controversial movie to date is arguably Natural Born Killers, released in 1994, starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. The movie was controversial for a number of reasons, including its extreme scenes of violence and because of accusations it of inspiring real life crimes, including the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. However many critics and movie-goers don't discuss the most important part of any story: the message. Oliver Stone has looked at our past with movies like JFK, but at the time of Natural Born Killers release, he was looking into our future, and where we seem to be now. The movie wasn't about the gore, violence, sex or death. Natural Born Killers was looking at our society and the one of the most important aspects of our society, the media. The way Oliver Stone portrayed the media and the sensationalism our society gives it was real and beyond chilling.