Tag: universal

1917 Blu-ray Review

1917 isn't a film that revolutionizes war cinema with storytelling, but with technique that refuses to relent or offer a reprieve.

Dark Waters Blu-ray Review

Dark Waters doesn't steer itself away from lawyer movie cliches, yet the central story is one of American complacency, security, and indifference.

Good Boys Blu-ray Review

Bean Bags On screen, it’s risque to center pre-teens in an R-rated comedy. No one wants to admit kids talk like this, but avoidance is a social lie. Good Boys …

Hobbs & Shaw 4K UHD Review

Someone’s Overcompensating It figures that in this current and cursed timeline, something like Hobbs & Shaw speaks sensibly. As a brazen, idiotic, muscle-driven action flick, it’s necessary to spell …

Scarface (1932) Blu-ray Review

Cutting Gangster Cinema’s Mold Released at the tail end of American prohibition, 1932’s Scarface, at times, is more a plea than movie. The Chief of Police (Edwin Maxwell) verbally …

Scarface (1983) 4K UHD Review

A Cockroach in Miami’s Midst Scarface is both reactionary and alarmist. Oliver Stone’s screenplay slams the Carter administrations chaotic immigration policy, induces immigrant fears, this while blaming communism’s stranglehold …

Stuber Blu-ray Review

Dubios-er It’s difficult to create a more non-manly archetype than Stu (Kumail Nanjiani). He doesn’t use guns. He works at a retail store. Nutrition matters to him. Stu cried …