Review – A Heist Movie That Needed Zombies (“Army of Thieves”)

Remember Netflix’s original movie, Army of the Dead, back in May? This is a prequel to that film. Set six years before the horrifying zombie apocalypse destroyed Vegas, this film centers on the first movie’s quirky, wisecracking German safecracker, Ludwig Deter. In Germany, Matthias Schweighöfer plays a timid, master safecracker & historian named Sebastian (who…

Review – Hart Shows Heart (“The Upside”)

This isn’t the first time Hollywood has given us films about the disabled and the people who cared for them. Me Before You, The Fundamentals of Caring, Breathe, The Theory About Everything, and The Intouchables are just a few. However, this one strives to be more mainstream than the others. Does it work? * In…

SFFILM 60 – Brokeback Mutton (“God’s Own Country”)

One wouldn’t think that Ang Lee’s seminal Brokeback Mountain would be ripe for a remake already, but damned if first time feature director Francis Lee hasn’t moved the action from the American West to the hills of Yorkshire, England and come up with a comparable film. Recently screened at the 60th Annual San Francisco International…