Movie Reviews

A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: You Should Have Left (2020)

Mega horror producer Blumhouse, teams up with writer and director David Koepp in the new psychological haunted house thriller “You Should Have Left”. After coming together twenty one years ago in “Stir Of Echoes” writer and director David Koepp and star Kevin Bacon adapt the 2017 novella “You Should Have Left”. It’s a simple and effective journey into a dimension …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Volition (2020)

Filmmaking brothers, writers and directors Ryan W. Smith and Tony Dean Smith’s clever sci-fi thriller “Volition”, originally premiered at Fright Fest 2019 and finally gets a wide release this past weekend on Apple TV, Prime Video and other digital platforms. “Volition” is a mind bending puzzle of an endlessly twisty sci-fi thriller. It’s no wonder the clever and inventive indie …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Archive (2020)

“Archive” is yet another film to premiere on streaming services as a cause of movie theater shutdowns. “Archive” has its ideas of artificial intelligence that feel a bit recycled. It’s easy to see that writer and director Gavin Rothery thinks he’s got a PhD in movie science, when his film actually doesn’t really assemble into anything, brilliant or profound as …

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A-Ron’s Movie Reviews: Greyhound (2020)

The new World War II film starring Tom Hanks has had a long, expensive and delayed journey that Sony had originally planned for a theatrical release. Due to the pandemic, it was halted for any further release dates and Apple took it off of Sony’s hands at the cost of $70 million, to premiere it exclusively on their streaming service …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: The High Note (2020)

“The High Note” was one of the first films to skip it’s intended theatrical release to becoming available on streaming platforms due to the Covid shutdown. Directed with a breezy, fast-paced style by Nisha Ganatra and equipped with a strong, but cliched script. It’s an old-fashioned Hollywood story in the vein of the excellent 2018, “A Star Is Born” and …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: 7500

“7500” is the code for an airplane highjacking and the title to the new Amazon Prime original movie, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. “7500” is meant to keep you in high altitude, with tension as the entire film is confined to the 747’s tiny cockpit. I say if you thought an 8 hour plane ride in those uncomfortable chairs were torture, …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee’s newest joint, “Da 5 Bloods” is his first foray into directing a full length feature for Netflix. Spike Lee continues to be on the top of his game like never before, giving us one of the most impactful and thought provoking films of his career. Spike Lee has created 2020’s first true Oscar contender. “Da 5 Bloods” is …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: Western Stars (2019)

In 2019 Bruce Springsteen released “Western Stars”, an album that is his best both lyrically and musically in the past few years. Springsteen is completely in tune with being a storyteller through his songwriting and “Western Stars” is no exception. Instead of going on tour for the album, Springsteen opted to do a visual companion to the album, with a …

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A-Ron’s Stream It Or Skip It: Defending Jacob (2020)

Chris Evans trades in his “Captain America” jumper for a suit and tie, as a father who tries to save his son from being the prime suspect to a murder. Streaming service AppleTV+, Hollywood screenwriter Mark Bomback and film director Morten Tyldum adapt William Landay’s book “Defending Jacob”. Apple’s one month charge of $4.99 is absolutely worth it, just for …

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A-Ron’s Film Reviews – Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020)

“Mystify: Michael Hutchence”, showcases the life of musician and singer-songwriter Michael Hutchence, the lead vocalist of one of the great rock bands INXS. A band coming out of Australia, Michael Hutchence had everything to be the next big rock god. He had the looks, the hair, the voice, the supermodel girlfriends, villas in Provence and amounts of talent. At the …

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