HUMMEL Review: Karen (2021)

I have a lot of friends, on the right, who genuinely despise Jordan Peele’s Get Out. I get the emotional gut reaction to the movie. It’s the most politically charged blockbuster of our generation. I just think it’s worth remembering that Peele is a genuinely talented director. He’s funny, and humanistic and seems to actuallyContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Karen (2021)”

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: 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: A Quiet Place – Part II

John Krasinski really broke out into the mainstream in an major way in 2018 with his directorial debut A Quiet Place. While not necessarily the most original or logical film in the world, it was one heck of a display of his dramatic bonafides that immediately raised him to a place of distinction among aContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: A Quiet Place – Part II”

HUMMEL Review: Fatima (2020)

I should start this review out with a mild disclaimer: I’m not Catholic. I’m a practicing Evangelical Protestant who enjoys Catholic art but I am not confirmed and don’t personally share many Catholic core beliefs (heck I’m a pretty liberal Christian in many respects). That said, I’ve been curious to see the movie Fatima forContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Fatima (2020)”

AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor

Very few science fiction movies have brought about more debate than the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. The feature would inspire a 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 produced by Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve.  However, there is one overlooked flick that is considered a “spiritual successor” of sorts to Blade Runner. It wasContinue reading “AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor”

AIREY Review – Mank (2020) Movie Review

The trailers for the David Fincher’s biopic ‘Mank’ promised one thing: to tell the story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s push to write the script for ‘Citizen Kane,’ teasing some juicy origins and tensions with his collaborator Orson Welles. Unfortunately, this was not to the case. Mank (Gary Oldman) has been involved in a seriousContinue reading “AIREY Review – Mank (2020) Movie Review”

Movie Review: Borat Subsequent Movie Film (2020)

I’ll just say this up front, I never watched the original Borat. I was twelve in 2007 and wasn’t really in the market for R-Rated dark comedies at the time. It wasn’t even really all that culturally relevant in the years since besides being a bizarre cultural artifact. It hasn’t helped that Sacha Baron Cohen’sContinue reading “Movie Review: Borat Subsequent Movie Film (2020)”