Reviews

 
The Nightingale The Nightingale
by Kiko Martinez

“Dismisses archetypes and relies on brutal history lessons to expose man’s perpetually destructive nature.”

 Grade: B+
After the Wedding After the Wedding
by Kiko Martinez

“There’s talent in front of the camera, but very little in the firm rings true – even as a glorified soap opera.”

 Grade: C-
Them That Follow Them That Follow
by Kiko Martinez

“Unable to find the emotional hook needed to express extremely personal issues.”

 Grade: C+
Light of My Life Light of My Life
by Kiko Martinez

“Casey Affleck’s ability to keep the nervous, albeit silent, energy consistent is an impressive feat.”

 Grade: B+
Sword of Trust Sword of Trust
by Kiko Martinez

“A sharply written dark dramedy. Deeper and more meaningful than an average satire.”

 Grade: B
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Interviews

 
Aisling Franciosi – The Nightingale Aisling Franciosi – The Nightingale
by Kiko Martinez

“From an actor’s point of view, I just thought, ‘Wow. This is a once-in-a-lifetime role.'”

Gregory Nava – El Norte (35th Anniversary) Gregory Nava – El Norte (35th Anniversary)
by Kiko Martinez

“The message of ‘El Norte’ is more relevant than when we originally made it.”

Marc Maron – Sword of Trust Marc Maron – Sword of Trust
by Kiko Martinez

“I’ve always learned stuff from smart people who have the ability to be honest.”

Feliz Ramirez – Grand Hotel (TV) Feliz Ramirez – Grand Hotel (TV)
by Kiko Martinez

“Carolina is such a fun character even though she’s not the nicest person.”

Ari Aster – Midsommar Ari Aster – Midsommar
by Kiko Martinez

“If it was a relationship with any real consequence, then a breakup can be cataclysmic and turn your life upside down.”

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CineBlog

 
Fantastic Fest 2019 Review – Jojo Rabbit

Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johnasson Directed by: Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) Written by: Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) In these perilous times when hatred and white supremacy have emerged as a prominent, dangerous voice in the United States, it could be seen as... [Read more]

Cinematic Spillover: Short Reviews of Tigers Are Not Afraid and The Fanatic Cinematic Spillover: Short Reviews of Tigers Are Not Afraid and The Fanatic

The Fanatic If you thought actor John Travolta was disturbingly bad in the 2000 sci-fi bomb Battlefield Earth, brace yourself for something just as awful – but with far fewer cheesy special effects. In The Fanatic, Travolta stars as Moose, an autistic man living in Los Angeles who spends his time tracking down celebrities to collect their autographs.... [Read more]

Cinematic Spillover: Short Reviews of Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, Ladyworld and Itsy Bitsy Cinematic Spillover: Short Reviews of Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, Ladyworld and Itsy Bitsy

Itsy Bitsy With a title like Itsy Bitsy, horror fans might anticipate a campy creature feature starring a cluster of eight-legged freaks, but visual effects producer and first-time writer/director Micah Gallo has something a little more sinister up his sleeve. The story follows Kara Spencer (Elizabeth Roberts), a nurse and single mother who moves with... [Read more]

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