Category: Film Reviews

Straight No Chaser Film Short Review
A GOOD COUPLE

A 14-minute film short made with extra tender loving care, as if every scene was meticulously planned, down to the last nuance, down to the last surprise. The filmmakers, drawing on a well of creativity, infused imaginative scenarios of the everyday angst of lovee-dovee neurotic couples with a verisimilitude that syncs well with an other worldly cosmic finish. It’s that good. – By Gregg W. Morris

Film Short Review
klutz.

It was five-minutes, 38-seconds into this marvel of a film – melancholic yet tempered with cosmic bliss – when I experienced the first swell of an unexpected rapture, brought on by scenes of the spoken-word-like-rapping of Zowie pitching to publishers of adult books about a children’s book she wants published. Her main character may be the only character, and she is a girl whose superpowers are diminishing, and who frequently falls on the floor or to the ground like a klutz at certain moments in the time-space continuum. Audiences need to be ready to deal with otherworldly themes in this film. – By Gregg W. Morris

Film Short Review
I AM, 26 Minutes of Cinematic Ebullience

A female techie, Nigerian, living the life of a recluse in a remote German forest, on an evening jog inadvertently crosses paths with an android, also female, prostate and comatose on the ground – and decides to carry it home. Stunning cinematography … but there’s one hitch: The storyline is so ephemerally gauzy and byzantine, it’s as if the the filmmakers decided that the out-of-this-world cinematography was more than enough for their film – and left it to audiences to figure out a plot for themselves.
Review by Gregg W. Morris.

Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film Review
THE MEANING OF HITLER – An Inquiry into Decades of Cultural Fascination with the Nazi Leader and the Ramifications of Such a Fascination on Present Day Politics

THE MEANING OF HITLER’s bravura cinematography and deft use of visuals – such as animation, graphics, vintage news reels, Hollywood and foreign movie footage, social media visuals – as well as interviews with historians and writers speaking with a believe-it-or-not-if-you-dare tempo about a truth, a whole truth and nothing but that truth – resulted in a sweeping panoramic documentary with prophetic and apocalyptic tones about the Who, What, Where, When, Why & How of the never-ending macabre fascination with Hitler.
By Gregg W. Morris

A Damn the Delta Variant, Full Speed Ahead Film Review: 6:45 by Director Craig Singer

There are horror films and then there are horror films that blow audiences out of their seats – and then comes along a tour de force by a director, writer, producers and cast so compelling that a reviewer like me can’t resort to the conventional film review. The scope and magnitude of the film and the derring-do are just too immense and, dare I say, borderline unique. What is Director Craig Center up to with a movie like 6:45 being released in these horrifying times?
By Gregg W. Morris

TAILGATE [AKA BUMPERKLEEF] (2020) Film Review

A 2020 selection at the Sitges Film Festival and FrightFest: The family patriarch (AKA Dad, Hubbie) at the wheel of the family car menacingly tailgates a slow moving van, thus pissing off (irriteren) the van driver, a sociopathic killing machine who doffs a yellow hazmat suit so that he can safely spray a fatally toxic, flesh-burning concoction on people who fail to apologize appropriately for insulting him. Whoa! A metaphorical masterpiece about Dutch society?
By Gregg W. Morris

Film Review – Pass the Word:
JOE BELL Is a Riveting Button-Pushing 90 Minutes

One reason for the bravado moviemaking, this reviewer believes – besides its virtuoso directing, cinematography, acting and production elements – is the imaginative segueing of kaleidoscopic style flashbacks, surrealistic dreamlike scenarios and iconic scenes of contemporary heartland America circa 2013 that create a verisimilitude of astonishing transcendental proportions that you only experience from the best of the best movies. – By Gregg W. Morris

Film Review Movie Short
Director Poppy Gordon’s Audaciously Slick, 13-minute-plus Pièce de Résistance, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Indulging self-deluded visions of grandeur and trying to hold at bay the ennui and existential angst threatening to possess their souls, three yuppie, valley-girl types, white, circa 2021, meet up at a swank LA member’s only drinking hole ostensibly to harvest ideas to make a movie short that they imagine will boost their hotty toddy rankings on social media.
Poppy Gordon’s absurdist gem can take your mind off the doom and gloom of the surging COVID-19 Delta Variant – no matter yer race, creed, national origin, regardless if you wear a mask or not.– By Gregg W. Morris