FlixChatter Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

The Jim Bakker scandal is something that’s always eluded me as it happened long before I came to the US. I didn’t even realize there’s a Minnesota connection, which has become my adopted state for over 20 years. But of course over time I became familiar about them just from various news items about them, …

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FlixChatter Review – IT Chapter Two (2019)

Directed by: Andy Muschietti Written by: Gary Dauberman It Chapter 2 takes place 27 years after the first film. When children again start mysteriously dying in Derry, Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa) calls his childhood friends (James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, Jay Ryan as Ben Hanscom, …

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FlixChatter Review – DARK PHOENIX (2019)

Written & Directed by: Simon Kinberg Let me preface this review by saying I'm not an X-Men fan. That's not to say I dislike the franchise; I just never got into it. I saw the first three movies when I was in middle and high school and liked them well enough, but I never read …

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Guest Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016)

Directed By: Niki Caro Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Runtime: 2 hr 7 minutes The diversity of Holocaust-themed movies has increased over recent years as filmmakers try different storytelling approaches to keep alive our collective memory of what happened. One film that has divided the critics is The Zookeeper’s Wife (2016). While most of this …

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Everybody’s Chattin + Casting News w/ Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain & Jake Gyllenhaal

Happy Thursday, everyone! The nice thing about going to a work conference on Monday & Tuesday is the week feels shorter than it is, so tomorrow is Friday already, yay! I got to see Jason Bourne press screening last Tuesday. I enjoyed it quite a bit though I think it falls short of the excellent trilogy. I'll review …

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FlixChatter Review: CRIMSON PEAK (2015)

It’s been almost a decade since Guillermo del Toro made a fantasy/ horror picture; Pan's Labyrinth put his name on the map as a big time filmmaker. After two big budgeted sci-fi action films, he’s back with a smaller fantasy/horror thriller that made him famous. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, a young ambitous woman named …

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FlixChatter Review: The Martian (2015)

It's a testament of a truly good film when two weeks after I saw it I'm still thinking about it fondly and can't wait to see it again. I mentioned in this post that I had been anticipating this film for a couple of reasons, but deep down I still wished it'd be good as …

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