Review–Hell Hath No Fury Like Statham (“Wrath of Man”)

A remake of the 2004 French film Cash Truck, producer/co-writer/director Guy Ritchie takes a holiday and, instead of putting his usual quirky and off-beat spin in filmmaking, decided to take a different approach with this hard-boiled, gritty, and Rashomon-style crime thriller. Like a jumbled jigsaw puzzle, this non-linear story takes us through several timelines, different…

Review – Finish Him! Again! (“Mortal Kombat”)

Apparently, way back in 1995, the original screenplay was supposed to be more faithful to the game with graphic violence, strong language, and an R-rating. However, New Line Cinema decided to scale it back to a PG-13 to cater to a teenage audience. Welcome to 2021! It’s a lovely 17th Century Japanese afternoon as we…

Chris Pix for the 2021 Academy Awards

This has been an exceptionally grim year for movies because of you-know-what, but if you managed to see ANY of the nominees this year consider yourself not only lucky but, in some cases, fortunate to witness some outstanding acting, writing, and directing. Lord knows how the actual ceremony will be handled this year on Sunday,…