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

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






The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this buddy comedy about two best friends who end up embroiled in a spy assassin plot when some terrorists come looking for them for information that Kunis’ most recent boyfriend, who she didn’t know was a secret agent, may have in his possessions. Laughs, thrills, and action are … Continue reading The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


The Meg (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

A big shark and Jason Statham are the big draws to THE MEG, in which a rescue team of humans must try to survive, and eventually take on, a prehistoric shark of gargantuan proportions that threatens everyone off of the coast of China. Jon Turteltaub directs this PG-13 action-horror hybrid that some compare to the … Continue reading The Meg (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


The Equalizer 2 (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

Denzel Washington returns to exact some brutal vigilante justice on the predators of the world in this follow-up to the 2014 hit, the first sequel in the veteran actor’s long and varied career. In this one, he seeks to avenge the murder of one of his old friends from his black ops days, only to … Continue reading The Equalizer 2 (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

The sixth film in the franchise sees Ethan Hunt trying to recover some plutonium before it gets employed by a ruthless anarchist terrorist group out to shake up the world order through detonating these bombs in the the world’s most revered religious meccas. Tom Cruise gives hit his all, amid a fine supporting cast and … Continue reading Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


The First Purge (2018) – A Podcast Movie Review

The fourth film in the Purge series is a prequel to the other three, as The First Purge shifts directors to Gerard McMurray, though retaining James DeMonaco’s services as screenwriter. This one showcases the trial run’ experiment that led to the Purge, as the alt-right government seeks to cure societal ills by finding a way … Continue reading The First Purge (2018) – A Podcast Movie Review →


Skyscraper (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in this high-rise thriller, playing a security consultant for the Pearl, the world’s largest building in Hong Kong, set to open to the public soon. While in the mostly empty building, it gets taken over by terrorist out to steal money from its billionaire owner, and to pin the blame … Continue reading Skyscraper (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


Ant-Man and the Wasp – A Podcast Film Review

Ant-Man’s second foray in his own Marvel Cinematic Universe film isn’t quite a solo adventure, as now he has a partner in Hope, who dons a high-powered suit as The Wasp. They’re out to save her mother from the Quantum Realm, where she’s been presumed missing for the last thirty years. Unfortunately, Scott Lang, aka … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp – A Podcast Film Review →


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

Acclaimed director J.A. Bayona takes over the reins of this lucrative franchise with JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, the follow-up to 2015’s biggest box-office smash. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles, this time having to figure out if the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar should be saved, or if the active volcano that’s in … Continue reading Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


Hereditary (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

First-time feature film director Ari Aster makes a splash in this thoughtful and well-acted blend of family melodrama and supernatural horror. Toni Collette’s performance anchors this tale of a mother trying to cope with the loss of her own manipulative mother, and a couple of teenage kids who seem to be losing their way in … Continue reading Hereditary (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


Ocean’s 8 (2018) – A Podcast Film Review

11 years after we last saw the Ocean’s gang pull down a big heist, we have Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock), freshly out of prison and ready to hatch a new plan to get herself and her fellow female partners in crime millions by lifting a one-of-a-kind diamond necklace worth over $150 million. Steven … Continue reading Ocean’s 8 (2018) – A Podcast Film Review →


Zootopia (2016) Disney - Movie Reviews

Judy Hopps is a bunny rabbit from farm country who always wanted to be a police officer in the big mammal-filled metropolis of Zootopia, where all of the animals have given up their predator/prey ways in order to live in harmony and can be what they really dram to be in life -- at least, that's the ideal they strive to achieve. She ends up getting her wish when she's hired as the first rabbit in the new-look ZPD (Zootropia Police Department). Not being a large or sturdy mammal, she isn't...


Race (2016) Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis - Movie Reviews

Jesse Owens, son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, became a track star at his alma mater of Ohio State University, where Larry Snyder, a former promising track star himself, is head coach of the track team. Coach Snyder sees raw talent in the young man, and knowing that the 1936 Olympics isn't too far in the distance, he thinks that Owens is just the diamond in the rough the country needs to win Olympic Gold, showing him how to work on a proper start to the race, and adding the long...


Risen (2016) Joseph Fiennes - Movie Reviews

War-weary Clavius had ended Yeshua's time on the cross with a spear in the torso to end the suffering, placing the body not in the mass grave nearby, but in its own cavernous tomb. Nearby Pharisees entreat Pilate to seal the tomb so that Yeshua's followers would not steal the body and claim Yeshua had risen from death as foretold after three days. Pilate, sensing a weakening of Rome's claim on the region should the people think Yeshua their Messiah, agrees, but after the third day, Clavius...


Son of Saul (2015) Laszlo Nemes - Movie Reviews

The film showcases a special type of prisoner in the death camps known as the 'sonderkommandos', who would, under penalty of death, assist with the rounding up of other prisoners to put into the gas chambers, sift through their clothing for valuables, and also dispose of their bodies, which are subsequently burned into ashes. We follow one sondercommando called Saul, a Hungarian of Jewish descent, who is tasked with the nightmarish responsibility that will likely only grant him a few extra...


The Witch (2015) Robert Eggers - Horror Movie Reviews

Set in New England in the early 1630s, six decades before the infamous Salem Witch trials, we find a family of devout Puritans vacating the tight-knit community they could not see eye to eye with, relocating to a small farm on the border of the untamed woods. Ralph Ineson plays the patriarch, William, who finds it a struggle to raise crops in the area, forcing him to go out into the woods to hunt with son Caleb for sustenance until they can grow enough to feed themselves, and sell the rest....


Where to Invade Next - Michael Moore - Movie reviews

The basic premise involves Michael Moore "invading" other countries, not for oil or to prop up our own dictators, but to steal away ideas that he feels would actually benefit his native United States to be the kind of society that could only exist in his most idealistic of dreams, were we to implement them. From Italy to Iceland to Tunisia, Moore looks at such things as the educational system, government structure, fight for gender equality, the prison systems, and the treatment of the...


How to Be Single (2016) Dakota Johnson - Movie Review

Dakota Johnson gets the lead role as Alice, who decides that she and her long-term college boyfriend Josh should break up for a while in order to experience what being single is actually like before they proceed through the rest of their lives together. She takes up a job as a paralegal in a law firm, where she meets the boisterous Robin, who shows her the ropes of the life of a single girl in New York City -- important things like never paying for drinks and not using an Emoji before...


Zoolander 2 (2016) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson - Movie Review

Derek Zoolander is back, the eternally daft and narcissistic male supermodel, now retired and reclusive, who has been persuaded by a 'fashion police' agent working for Interpol, Valentina Valencia, to help find the killers of a growing list of celebrities who've struck what appears to be Zoolander's signature "Blue Steel" pose for an Instagram selfie done right before their moment of death. His wife deceased and his child taken away by protective services, Derek has a chance of getting Derek...


Deadpool (2016) Ryan Reynolds, Marvel - Movie Review

The origin of Deadpool is told in an extended flashback sequence in the middle of the film, pushing forward a relatively improbable story of a rebellious ex-special ops, mercenary type named Wade Wilson who meets his "soulmate" in the equally deviant spitfire named Vanessa. Just as strongly as their bond of love begins to take hold, it's all about to come to an end, when Wilson is diagnosed with late-stage cancer. With seemingly no real cure in sight, Wilson reluctantly agrees to be a guinea...


The Lady in the Van (2015) Maggie Smith - Movie Review

Smith stars as Miss Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman who lives in a van in Camden Town, a North London residential area (reportedly filmed at the very location), who ends up moving ever so slightly into the driveway of a bleeding-heart playwright Bennett, much to the consternation of Bennett's neighbors, who see the van as an eyesore and Mary as a nuisance who offends their every sense, especially as she isn't quite successful at proper waste disposal. Alex Jennings portrays two versions of...