movie review

Felony-focused film reviews; fictional movies and true crime documentaries depicting real-life stories or inspired by them.

Angie Robinson8 days ago
'The Departed' Is One of the Best Movies of All-Time
Hi there. Yes, you read the title right. I'll give you my reasons in a moments time. First off, I need to be clear—there are the genuine classics that will never be trumped. Jaws. The Godfather. Beetl...
David Grice11 days ago
Review: 'Searching'
The first I had heard of this film was only a few months ago. The trailers looked intriguing. But the concept of seeing the film from a computer screen had me feeling unsure as the horror franchise Un...
Jonathan Sim15 days ago
'Searching' Is a Well-Directed Crime Thriller Complete with Suspense and Twists
I've recently been writing my reviews using my made-up WASDO criteria in a vain attempt to give my film reviews some structure. But I've decided to stop doing that and just write this review from Sear...
Peter Pa month ago
'You Were Never Really Here' (2017)
McCleary said you were brutal. I can be. I want you to hurt them. It’s not just the fact that defenseless young children are victims of unscrupulous people who use them in networks for pedophiles. The...
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Auckland Martens2 months ago
10 'Actors' Who Weren't Acting in 'Goodfellas'
What do some of the mothers, daughters, mobsters, and prosecutors in the movie Goodfellas have in common? They weren’t acting. These ten actors didn’t have to stretch very far at all to play their rol...
Best True Crime Documentaries of 2018
Whether to chronicle landmark trials or speculate about unsolved mysteries, the true crime genre is filled with a variety of addictively morose stories. Some of these filmmakers seek justice for those...
Nicola P. Young3 months ago
Best Investigative Journalism Movies
Journalism isn't just about good writing. Arguably, it's barely about good writing at all—though that is an important part of it (I mean, even the most fascinating stories can be ruined by bad writing...
Peter P3 months ago
'Hunting Emma' (2017)
Summary Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been an ea...
James Lizowski4 months ago
Best Serial Killer Movies of All Time
Whether you want to admit it or not, we have a morbid fascination with serial killers. It doesn't matter if they're female serial killers or deadly killing couples—the bloodier their story, the better...
Claudia Jerro4 months ago
Top Ten Serial Killer Movies on Netflix Right Now
While some of the most notable serial killer films like American Psycho or Zodiac are no longer available on Netflix, there are a bunch of other titles worth watching, including a couple of Netflix or...
Gerald Oppugne4 months ago
Best Drug Cartel Movies
Every year or so, a film is released showcasing the varied aspects of either one or several highly lethal narcotics and its burgeoning enterprise. Films like these tend to center upon the kingpin or w...
Kelsey Lange4 months ago
10 Serial Killer Movies That Are Based on True Stories
Among the guilty pleasures in the world, learning about serial killers is one of the most common. And for some sick reason, we find ourselves interested in the minds of those who are evil. To make thi...
Rich Monetti6 months ago
You Don’t Know Whether You are Coming or Going in 'Roman J. Israel'
When I saw the preview for Roman J. Israel, I wondered how I had missed this real life Civil Rights lawyer from the front lines of early 70s injustice. I eventually learned the esquire was a fictional...
S. A. Anderson 7 months ago
Why I Think Everyone Should Watch 'Natural Born Killers'
Oliver Stone is a director who has never shied away from politics and controversy. He has shown this with movies like JFK, Nixon and Snowden. His most political and controversial movie to date is argu...
Ashley Grecco7 months ago
Murder With Catchy Titles!
It seems that in recent years, the popular fascination with “true crime” has grown significantly. Once dubbed weird or creepy has now been deemed more “mainstream” in some cases. Netflix is full of do...
KJ Proulx8 months ago
'All the Money in the World' – Movie Review
As mentioned in the movie, “the events of this film have been fictionalized.” When I read that text on-screen, I was hoping for a much more entertaining movie than what was delivered. Yes, this is a h...
James Fangs8 months ago
Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix to Stream Right Now
Nothing is more engaging than true crime documentaries. The fact that these documentaries are based on real events is what really lures us in. We're shocked by the idea that these actually occurred. T...
Trevor Wells8 months ago
Lifetime Review: '16 and Missing'
Oh, Ashley Scott, it seems you can hardly catch a break when it comes to Lifetime movies. Before being cast in the schlock that was Fatal Defense, you were in this MarVista-made "thriller" where you h...