Review – American Made

American Made, directed by Doug Liman, tells an unbelievable story – that’s not hyperbole. The true story in which this film is based upon, will leave you slack-jawed and wide-eyed. In a refreshing departure from his usual bulletproof, all action all the time roles, Tom Cruise helps to deliver a fun, wild adventure that shows that anything is impossible in the United States of America. However, the film might be all flash and nothing meaningful, but let’s explore if that is the case in my review. Read more

Review – The Birth of a Nation

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The Birth of a Nation, directed, written and starring, Nate Parker, is a film that struggles to concisely tell its story. Too often does the film give little glimpses of story elements, only for it to then move on and begin to focus on another. This lack of time means that a lot of the elements in the film feel underserved, and lacking in meaningful depth. So though the film has a powerful story at its core, there is a clear lack of time or development for any of it. But let’s get to the full review, and see just how, The Birth of a Nation shapes up. Read more