Review – Welcome Home? (“Donovan Reid”)

A young man walks into a police station. Either unable or unwilling to speak, he non-verbally asks for something with which to write. Given a pen and a piece of paper, he scribbles down and displays the following: “I am Donovan Reid”. So begins Donovan Reid, a film co-written and directed by Austin Smagalski. Filmed…

Review – Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road (“Rocketman”)

This story of how Reginald Kenneth Dwight of England became legendary piano-man Sir Elton Hercules John in what can only be described as a two-hour music video selfie. Think of Bohemian Rhapsody mixed with Mamma Mia!  * Just like 2018’s, Bohemian Rhapsody, we bear witness to the rise and fall (and subsequent rise again) of…

Review – Kid of Steel Needs a Spanking (“Brightburn”)

What if Superman, as a child, had grown up evil instead? That’s the premise for this strangely wicked and off-kilter movie, brought to you by the brother & cousin of director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). This also marks director David Yarovesky’s U.S. debut in film, although he played a Ravenger in Gunn’s movie.…