Movie Reviews

‘Mile 22’ – What’s Your Macho Nonsense Mileage?

The latest Peter Berg / Mark Wahlberg collaboration ‘Mile 22’ is not only a nonsensical, poorly framed action movie, it’s straight up bad on just about every level beyond the purely physical parts of ‘The Raid’ movies’ star Iko Uwais’ performance.  Maybe it’s the fact that the latest masterful ‘Mission: Impossible’ is so fresh in mind.  Maybe it’s the… Continue reading ‘Mile 22’ – What’s Your Macho Nonsense Mileage?

Movie Reviews

‘Patriots Day’ – A Powerful or Misguided Presentation of a Horrific Event?

In the new film ‘Patriots Day,’ filmmaker Peter Berg subjects the audience to terrifying sequences of events that unfolded in April of 2013, the infamous Boston Marathon Bombing and its’ aftermath as authorities worked tirelessly to track down its’ perpetrators.  These scenes are extremely effective due to both their impeccably realistic, verite, you-are-there staging, as well as evoking thoughts and… Continue reading ‘Patriots Day’ – A Powerful or Misguided Presentation of a Horrific Event?