HUMMEL Review: No Sudden Move (2021)

I’m starting to find Steven Soderbergh to be a frustrating director. I don’t mean that he’s bad. If anything, he’s one of our most interesting living personalities currently working within the studio system. I just mean that I’m finding his output more tedious than usual. For every Oceans Eleven, Contagion or Logan Lucky, he seemsContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: No Sudden Move (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Georgetown (2019)

Sometimes a film benefits from being based on real events and telling a shocking real life story exactly as it happens. Often the truth is stranger than fiction. That only works though if there’s some under-ridding moral or truth that’s emphasized by the insanity of the story. Whether it’s something like Pain and Gain orContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Georgetown (2019)”

HUMMEL Review: Another Round (2020)

Here’s a really great premise for a dark comedy: four bored High school teachers decide to repeat a goofy sounding science experiment that says that the average human BAC level 0.05% too low to function in daily life. To fix this, they start day drinking during school to maintain a consistent buzz during the day.Continue reading “HUMMEL Review: Another Round (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Snake Eyes – GI Joe Origins

I don’t care about the GI Joe brand. I wasn’t an ‘80s kid and therefore I have no nostalgia for it as an entertainment franchise. I’d previously tried watching the first of the two big blockbuster GI Joe films and I didn’t get halfway through it without getting immensely bored. My only interest in thisContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Snake Eyes – GI Joe Origins”

HUMMEL Review: Pig (2021)

I was not expecting a Nic Cage movie to be among this year’s best movies but nowadays I don’t expect a lot of things from film. Post 2019, it’s very hard to depend on Hollywood to deliver much very promptly. Regardless, it was inevitable that we’d get another one of Nic Cage’s WEIRD movies. He’sContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Pig (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

If classic cinema teaches us anything it’s that the lives of enigmatic people can’t easily be summed up simply or easily. This is specifically true in the case of people who die enigmatic deaths. Charles Foster Kane has his rosebud but the truth and meaning of that secret died with him. I suspect the sameContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”

HUMMEL Review: Tom and Jerry (2021)

I genuinely thought we were past this phase of cinema… I really wish we were and yet this film just got plopped down in front of us like we haven’t already gone through a dozen variations on his horror show… The “CGI animal hanging out with real actors” genre has never been cool. It wasn’tContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Tom and Jerry (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Nobody (2021)

I’ve wondered for a while now which of the two John Wick directors would go on to have a more productive career: Chad Stahelsku or David Leitch. Both men collaborated on the first John Wick film after a long career working as stunt coordinators on dozens of blockbusters including The Crow, The Matrix, 300, CaptainContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Nobody (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)

It’s hard not to watch a documentary like Tread and consider the socio-political connotations that the movie is perpetuating. Of course, that’s the case with a real life tragedy like that which beset the small Colorado town in the infamous “Killdozer” incident in 2004. The spectacle was caused by a rampage by a local aggrievedContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Tread (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Woman in the Window (2021)

I’m not familiar with AJ Finn’s 2018 novel of the same name as the film that just go released this year. I’m aware is somewhat along the lines of recent lurid female-centric thriller novels like Girl on the Train or Gone Girl but beyond that I approached the film mostly blind. My primarily interest inContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Woman in the Window (2021)”