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Film reviews by Vince Leo, author of the review site Qwipster.net, covering the latest blockbusters, independent films, foreign cinema, and VOD.

Film reviews by Vince Leo, author of the review site Qwipster.net, covering the latest blockbusters, independent films, foreign cinema, and VOD.
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Santa Barbara, CA

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Film reviews by Vince Leo, author of the review site Qwipster.net, covering the latest blockbusters, independent films, foreign cinema, and VOD.

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@qwipster

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English


Episodes

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

2/2/2019
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Hiccup is now into adulthood, young but now the leader among the Dragon-rescuing Vikings of their island fortress village of Berk. Though the Vikings have lived in Berk for generations, Hiccup soon sees that they’ve outgrown their small island, especially with the overcrowding of the Dragons there as they rescue more of them, eyeing the … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) →

Duration:00:08:12

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) – A film review

1/31/2019
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THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING involves a young boy in London named Alex, who spends his days bullied at school, primarily because he sticks up to those bullies – Lance and Kaye – to protect his bullied friend Bedders. In the heat of one of those skirmishes, Alex stumbles upon a ‘sword in the … Continue reading The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) – A film review →

Duration:00:12:51

Vice (2018)

1/27/2019
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Written and directed by Adam McKay, who impressed in his last effort from 2015, The Big Short, Vice is specifically a biopic of sorts about former Vice President of the United States under George W. Bush, Dick Cheney — both of whom were seen as responsible for the policies that brought about the stock market crash covered so … Continue reading Vice (2018) →

Duration:00:09:33

Glass (2019) M. Night Shyamalan – A Podcast Film Review

1/21/2019
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Glass serves as a sequel to two films from M. Night Shyamalan, 2000’s Unbreakable and 2018’s Split, the latter of which tied itself to the former with the post-end title stinger. Bruce Willis makes his return as the ‘unbreakable’ security company owner David Dunn, who, along with his adult son (and sole employee) Joseph, is trying to track down … Continue reading Glass (2019) M. Night Shyamalan – A Podcast Film Review →

Duration:00:13:29

Leave No Trace (2018)

1/10/2019
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Ben Foster’s war vet Will, widower father to the young teenage girl with the boy’s name of Tom (Thomasin McKenzie), is suffering from some sort of Post Traumatic Stress from his time in the service, living out in the woods, completely off the grid, roughing it in that public park in Oregon. Director Debra Granik … Continue reading Leave No Trace (2018) →

Duration:00:08:56

Bumblebee (2018)

1/6/2019
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This time out, the character of Bumblebee ends up going back to his original look from the toy line and cartoon series of a Volkswagen Beetle, when he arrives on Earth back in 1987 as part of a last-minute escape plan for the Autobots on Cybertron to find an inhabitable planet as theirs is about … Continue reading Bumblebee (2018) →

Duration:00:12:16

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

12/31/2018
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In this Spike Lee joint, we go back to the 1970s, where we find Ron Stallworth, the first black police detective working for the Colorado Springs Police Department. In one of his first assignments after laboring behind the scenes to test the waters as a file clerk, Ron is hired to go undercover to record … Continue reading BlacKkKlansman (2018) →

Duration:00:12:04

Aquaman (2018) A Podcast Film Review

12/21/2018
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The setting starts sometime in the 1980s, where we find Atlantean queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) coming up to the surface in the state of Maine to get away from an arranged marriage, seeking a bit of sanctuary and time to heal in a lighthouse run by a human named Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison). The two … Continue reading Aquaman (2018) A Podcast Film Review →

Duration:00:04:58

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

11/24/2018
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Bryan Singer directs this tribute biopic on Freddie Mercury and his stint with one of the most influential rock groups from the 1970s and 1980s, Queen. Electrifying performances, lavish stage costumes, and a peek into Freddie’s confusion and acceptance of his sexuality are in the mix of this loose-hanging look at one of the greatest … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) →

Duration:00:05:28

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

11/14/2018
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Illumination Entertainment brings Dr. Seuss’ beloved story to the modern age with 3D animation and the vocal talent of Benedict Cumberbatch. The Grinch hates Christmas and plans to thwart the festivities of the Christmas-loving denizens of nearby Whoville, but after donning the Santa Claus outfit to steal their presents away, has to confront the wishes … Continue reading Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) →

Duration:00:04:33

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

11/7/2018
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Mackenzie Foy stars as Clara, suffering through grief with her father and two siblings during their first holiday without her recently deceased mother, Marie. Clara receives an enigmatic and ornate Christmas gift, the last from her mother, a metallic contraption shaped like an egg with an elaborate keyhole that came with no key that might … Continue reading The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) →

Duration:00:04:46

Bullitt County (2018)

10/27/2018
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BULLITT COUNTY is a small-scale dramatic thriller set in the late 1970s, where a bachelor party trip to Kentucky Bourbon country could prove lucrative when the quatrtet of friends decide to head off the beaten path to search for a cache of buried treasure on Bullitt family private property. Written, directed and co-starring David McCracken, … Continue reading Bullitt County (2018) →

Duration:00:05:27

Halloween (2018)

10/22/2018
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Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode in this sequel that ignores all others in the franchise after John Carpenter’s 1978 original HALLOWEEN. Michael Myers breaks from his prison existence to return to where it all started, in Haddonfield, IL, during Halloween. Esteemed filmmaker David Gordon Green directs and co-scripts this intriguing return to look … Continue reading Halloween (2018) →

Duration:00:12:51

Destination Wedding (2018)

10/15/2018
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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder star as bickering travelers who just so happen to be going to the same destination: a wedding of her ex, and his half-brother, who neither of them particularly hopes is happy. Two unhappy people surrounded by mirth leads to a toxic concoction of feelings, but the two unlucky lovers find … Continue reading Destination Wedding (2018) →

Duration:00:04:46

Venom (2018)

10/8/2018
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The Marvel Comics villain gets the antihero treatment in this Spiderman-less origin story filled with grotesque body horror and lots of crazy CGI-infused action. Tom Hardy stars as reporter Eddie Brock, who finds himself the host of an alien symbiote he discovers within a hi-tech laboratory he’s investigating. That alien needs live organs to feast … Continue reading Venom (2018) →

Duration:00:07:28

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

9/24/2018
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Set in a small town called New Zebedee, in Michigan during the mid 1950s, we follow the adventures of a ten-year-old orphan named Lewis Barnavelt, mourning the recent loss of his parents to a fatal car accident, staying in the rickety and seemingly haunted Victorian mansion of his uncle, Jonathan. Jonathan is an eccentric warlock … Continue reading The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) →

Duration:00:04:12

The Predator (2018)

9/22/2018
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Shane Black tries to do what no one has done thus far, and that’s to make a good follow-up to John McTiernan’s 1997 action classic, PREDATOR. Here, the Predators are back searching for their old technology, and possibly taking over the Earth, having to confront a rag-tag group of disgrace military vets in their way. … Continue reading The Predator (2018) →

Duration:00:05:02

Searching (2018)

9/16/2018
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John Cho stars as a widower father whose life gets turned upside down when his teenage daughter goes missing. As he goes online to search for clues to her whereabouts, he discovers that the close relationship he thought he had with her may not have been as tight-knit as he was led to believe. Debra … Continue reading Searching (2018) →

Duration:00:05:34

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)

9/8/2018
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? examines the life and work of Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, who was the creator and star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on public television (PBS) from the years 1968 to 2001. He invited children to come into his home, sing them a song, make them feel safe as he imparted life … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018) →

Duration:00:04:31

The Happytime Murders (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

9/3/2018
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In this puppet/human effort directed by Brian Henson, son of Muppets creator Jim Henson, Bill Barretta voices the top puppet character known as disgraced burnout Los Angeles-based private investigator Phil Phillips, who has to get to the bottom of a series of murders among the stars of a decades-old television show with a puppet cast … Continue reading The Happytime Murders (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →

Duration:00:05:56