Anchor Bay’s Border Run contains a solid performance by Sharon Stone, but ultimately fails due to a rushed second half.
The Banda Brothers: Primavera gives us a fine mixture of traditional and contemporary jazz, frequently spiced with some salsa rhythms. The instrumentalists are at the top of their game, making for a most enjoyable watch and listen.
Nicci Gilbert and her four soul sisters give us an R&B lesson that is worth learning. A starry outing that is well recorded and will touch your emotions in a good way.
A well intended biopic of the stormy relationship of a famed novelist and war correspondent, Hemingway & Gellhorn comes up a bit short in the areas of script, direction, and editing.
Badlands is Terrence Malick’s take on the rather grim subject of mass murder, offset by the seeming youth and innocence of its protagonists. Leads Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek turn in tour de force performances and the cinematography with well restored prints is mesmerizing.
This Irish comedy/slasher film needs a rewrite, pronto.
This Irish comedy/slasher film needs to go back to the drawing board, find some originality, a better villain, and actual comedy in the “humorous” half of the film.
Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcano’s Edge is a beautifully filmed and gripping nature documentary mini-series from PBS that rivals the best from the BBC.
Shimizu Takashi’s sequel to his 2009 hit Shock Labyrinth has none of the shock and none of the originality that made its predecessor a worthwhile experience.
With a solid performance by Ray Liotta, Image’s The Devil’s in the Details just may be worth a rental on a rainy day, but no more than that.