Rocketman (2019) – Blu-Ray Review

The fantasy biopic about musical legend (and one of my favorite artists) Elton John has come home on blu-ray and DVD thanks to Paramount Pictures. Taron Egerton who is bound to be nominated for an Oscar (or should be) IS Elton John in this jukebox musical that tells the musician’s personal history in a fantastical,…

Miami Vice (1988) – Bad Timing, and Borrasca

Bad Timing written by Scott Shepherd, is the final episode in the Sonny Burnett arc. Vice detective Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) is under review and testimony seems to be pretty damning, but I’m sure he’ll find his way through. First airing on 2 December, 1988, Sonny has his hands full with the review, and takes…

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) – Nathan Juran

Have I told you how much I hate when people shoot day for night? Ugh. And it is so prevalent in the next film recommended from DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book as I continue exploring the werewolf chapter. Honestly, this one is pretty horrible. It’s budget is so strained that it feels more…

Secrets of a Soul (1926) – G.W. Pabst

The next film in the What Else to Watch category for the fantastic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari as featured in the massive The Movie Book from DK Books is the 1926 silent film, Secrets of a Soul. A dark and moody film, taken from events in real life, the story follows a husband, Martin…

Quantum Leap (1993) – Liberation and Dr. Ruth

Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himsef in the form of a women’s lib protester, Margaret Sanders on 16 October, 1968. Liberation was written by Deborah Pratt and Chris Abbott, and aired on 12 January, 1993. According to Al  (Dean Stockwell), Sam has a lot on his plate this leap, as he has to save the leader…

The Killing – Day 23 – 72 Hours

  Wow.  This episode, I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat for parts of it, and by the time the familiar tension-building, end-coming theme music came on, I was cursing how very wired and awake I was!  So great!  Some spoilers below, so don’t read if you haven’t seen it yet and…

My Name Is Faith – Tiffany Sudela-Junker, USA

  “The years before five last the rest of their lives”, or so the saying goes.  But what happens when the years before five are spent in an environment of neglect, abuse and unsafe conditions?  Can a child so broken in their formative years that they are unable to trust, relate to those around them,…

Outing – Sebastian Meise and Thomas Reider, Austria

  We open on a scene from a family home movie – a cute little boy and his young brother mugging for the camera as their mother films and their father looks on.  It’s as normal and immediately endearing as any home movie can be.  Flash forward in time and that same little boy now…