Sunday, September 26, 2021

Jockey: Movie Review

One man fighting for his future and reflecting on his past.
I’m not into horse racing and I’ve never really watched horse racing movies, but Jockey is not that. Jockey is a character study about a man at the end of his career not ready to accept that he is not infallible. Jackson (Clifton Collins Jr.) is a champion at his sport, but his body is starting to fail him, and he's realizing that doesn’t have anything else to hold on to.   2021

Directed by: Clint Bentley

Screenplay by: Clint Bentley

Starring: Clifton Collins Jr., Moises Arias

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Lakewood: Movie Review

Frenetic and occasionally frustrating, but solidly entertaining.

Lakewood will have a lot of negative things written about it: gimmicky, frenetic, misguided, capitalistic, but I will also add: entertaining. It is a fast-moving movie – literally as Amy (Naomi Watts) runs the entire time, but also for the audience who will quickly feel caught up in the adrenaline rush of Amy’s drama.   2021

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Screenplay by: Chris Sparling

Starring: Naomi Watts

Run Woman Run: Movie Review

An enjoyable journey of love, family and language.

In Run Woman Run, Beck (Dakota Ray Hebert) is a 30-something single mother who shares a room with her 10-year-old son and shares a house with her sister, her father and his girlfriend. Beck spends her days in her housecoat, smoking in bed, insulting her family members and driving her car to the mailbox and back as her form of exercise.   2021

Directed by: Zoe Leigh Hopkins

Screenplay by: Zoe Leigh Hopkins

Starring: Dakota Ray Hebert