Review – Baking with Bullets (“The Kitchen”)

No, this isn’t a movie about renovating your home or about Gordon Ramsey screaming at you about your over-cooked shrimp scampi. If the premise of this movie sounds familiar (three women banding together ’cause their criminal husbands are gone), it’s because you’ve already seen the plot in last years Widows film. * In 1978’s Hell’s…

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 – One Author To Rule Them All (“Tolkien”)

Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, aka J.R.R. Tolkien, is well known to just about everyone, probably because of all the incredible movies made by director Peter Jackson. A certified genius in writing, Tolkien actually created 15 different Elvish dialects, along with languages for Ents, Orcs, Dwarves, and Hobbits. Astonishing! * * Told mostly in flashback,…