“Promising Young Woman” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Allison Brie, Clancy Brown, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton, Alfred Molina, Adam Brody, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Directed by: Emerald Fennell Written by: Emerald Fennell Length: 113 Minutes Rated: R WARNING: This film addresses sexual assault, and the content of this review may be triggering for some readers. NATE: Promising Young Woman is … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman” Review by Nate and Alex Blake

“One Night in Miami” Review by Nate Blake

Starring: Aldis Hodge, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Leslie Odom Jr., Beau Bridges, Michael Imperioli, Nicolette Robsinon Directed by: Regina King Written by: Kemp Powers Length: 110 Minutes Rated: R Service: Amazon Prime One Night in Miami is the feature directorial debut by Regina King, and it is the fictionalized re-telling of a meeting between Cassius … Continue reading “One Night in Miami” Review by Nate Blake

Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Quiz Show” by Nate Blake

Normally, this time of year would be the thick of awards season. The Golden Globes would either already have happened or be quickly approaching, and that would be followed a couple weeks later by the Oscar nominations. Of course, everything is different this year due the to pandemic and the Oscars are currently scheduled for … Continue reading Oscar Countdown: Revisiting “Quiz Show” by Nate Blake

“Pieces of A Woman” Review by Nate Blake

Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker, Benny Safdie Directed By: Kornél Mundruczó Written By: Kata Weber Pieces of A Woman gets off to a mesmerizing start. Its opening act sets up the the excitement felt by Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean (Shia LaBeouf) as they prepare for the at home birth of their daughter, … Continue reading “Pieces of A Woman” Review by Nate Blake

The 10 Best Films of 2020 (According to Nate Blake)

It's an understatement to say 2020 didn't go as planned. I started the year vowing to hit the three movies per week limit on my AMC Stubs A-List membership every week. COVID-19 had other plans. With many of the most anticipated late 2020 releases, such as Nomadland, being pushed back to 2021 and others like … Continue reading The 10 Best Films of 2020 (According to Nate Blake)

“Wonder Woman 1984” Review by Nate Blake

Rated: PG-13 Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wig, Pedro Pascal Directed by: Patty Jenkins Written by: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns and David Callaham I was initially going to skip writing a review for this film. I posted my immediate reaction to Twitter as the credits rolled and planned to move on to other articles … Continue reading “Wonder Woman 1984” Review by Nate Blake

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” review by Nate Blake

Rated: R (some sexual content, language and brief violence)  Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige Directed by: George C. Wolfe Written by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Adapted from August Wilson’s play of the same name) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a powerful and timely examination of racism that uses the … Continue reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” review by Nate Blake

Now Streaming: Reviews by Nate and Alex Blake

We’re back after quite a break. As things continue to change rapidly in the world of film distribution, we’ve decided on some format changes for the reviews themselves. We haven’t abandoned long-form reviews and analysis entirely, but the rapid pace with which films are arriving on streaming services, especially for the next few months, means … Continue reading Now Streaming: Reviews by Nate and Alex Blake

B&W Cinema Series: “The Night of the Hunter” by Nate Blake

The Night of the Hunter is a film I’ve been meaning to revisit for well over a decade and I finally carved out some time to watch my new Criterion Collection Blu-ray yesterday morning. I had only seen this film once previously, back when I was 14, and only because my Dad rented it from … Continue reading B&W Cinema Series: “The Night of the Hunter” by Nate Blake