Category: Indie

“Motherless Brooklyn”


A-MA-ZING!!!! Wasn’t quite sure what I was walking into… but coming out, it was one of the best period pieces of the year! A masterful character study that no one does better than Edward Norton. A truly beautiful setting, and powerful message. All based on a semi-true story! Definitely worth every second of the 2.5 hour run-time. A standout in today’s cinema. A lot more depth than most films are willing to dive into. Bravo to everyone involved!

Also highly recommend the Joe Rogan Podcast Episode linked below. Great conversation about character, both cinematic and real-life.

“Ready or Not”

Here it comes… a film that is far better than I ever expected it to be. Somewhere between “Clue” and “The Purge” lays this story of family tradition, quarrels, and intrigue. Wonderfully executed, this film hits the ground running and never stops until your laughing as the credits begin to roll after a perfectly chosen runtime. A definite recommendation for a fun, yet gruesome adventure. Definitely not a kids movie.

“Blinded by the Light”


One word: inspirational. Sometimes I forget how powerful the Boss’s catalog is. That being said, this was my favorite of the two “foreign male gets really into an American/British band” film that’s come out this year. Simply because I like Bruce Springsteen better than the Beatles. There are some genuine laughs, genuine cries, and a ton of heart in this coming of age story set to one of the most kick-ass soundtracks of the year. Had the whole theater singing along.

“Peanut Butter Falcon”


Rule number one = PARTY!

This film is the find of the year for me, so far. The timeless “Tom Sawyer” type tale, with some of the best characters I’ve seen on the screen in forever. One of those films that inspires you even more than it entertains… and that’s saying a lot for this film that is pretty damn entertaining. You’ll definitely go through the entire spectrum of emotions with this one, but it will be one of the most fulfilling rides you’ll take in a theater this year. Highly highly recommend you track this one down.

“Brittany Runs a Marathon”


Amazon Studios continues their winning streak… great film about the beauty of running and true friendship. All the more impactful that it’s based on a true story. Makes me miss running. May have to forego the theater for a while to start again… anyways, a great flick to catch in the theater, or in a few months on Amazon Prime if you’re looking for a heartfelt original story. Definitely recommend.