Sunday, May 19, 2024

End of the Rope: Movie Review

A western crime drama with a different historical flavour.
End of the Rope is a story about social justice, an historical crime thriller set during the early 1930s where the self-evident truth starts being at odds with the uncovered evidence and a community of desperate people starting to turn against their local law enforcement. It’s a low-budget independent feature telling a story arguably bigger than a film like this can handle.   2023

Directed by: Charlie Griak

Screenplay by: Daniel Bielinski, Charlie Griak
Based on the story by Dennis Johnson

Starring: Joseph Gray, Chris Bylsma

Friday, May 10, 2024

The Image of You: Movie Review

The Image of You is a campy, pulpy, sultry, trashy thriller complete with identical twins, affairs, a dying mother, schizophrenia and murder, oh my! There is of course one big twist, but dilutes the movie into an unsatisfying mess. Sasha Pieterse stars as identical twins Anna and Zoe. Anna is the put-together, risk-averse twin; Zoe is the daring out-spoken twin seeking alcohol, drugs and other such pleasures.   2024

Directed by: Jeff Fisher

Screenplay by: Adele Parks, Chris Sivertson

Starring: Sasha Pieterse, Parker Young

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mother of the Bride: Movie Review

Mother of the Bride is a Netflix romantic comedy which has minimal romance, a few awful attempts at comedy, and has no clue who its target audience is. The center of the romance is Lana (Brooke Shields) a widowed single mother of Emma (Miranda Cosgrove) who is about to get married in Thailand. Lana is then thrown for a loop when she finds out the father of the groom is her old college flame Will (Benjamin Bratt).   2024

Directed by: Mark Waters

Screenplay by: Robin Bernheim

Starring: Brooke Shields, Benjamin Bratt