Review – Home Sweet Home? (“Belfast”)

Based on writer/director Kenneth Branagh’s childhood growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the dangerous and unpredictable late 60’s, this semi-autobiographical tale deals with a small town torn apart by religious differences and told through the eyes of a young boy. Buddy’s (Jude Hill) is only 8-years-old, but he’s seen enough to age any boy…

Review – Ewe’ll Never See This Coming (“Lamb”)

With a very weird and twisted screenplay by first-time director/writer Valdimar Jóhannsson and poet, novelist, and Bjork songwriter, Sjon, this Icelandic import from A24 Films is moody, creepy, strange, and gives you a case of “what-if’s” with its unusual plot. Somewhere in the desolate outback of Iceland lies the lonely sheep farm of hard-working farmers,…

Review – Bonkers Benigni Bounces Back (“Pinocchio”)

Pinocchio. The really bizarre 1883 Italian children’s book by Carlo Collodi has been made, remade, and rebooted to death from Disney’s 1940 iconic animated feature film to those .99 cent DVD’s at the Dollar Store. But here’s a new live-action version that’ll leave you questioning your own sanity. Faithful, almost TOO faithful the original book,…