Author: Jonathan Combs

Passengers – Blu-ray Review

When I first watched the trailer for Passengers  I thought Sony had finally found a way to make Message from Sector Six (the fictional movie from Thank You For Smoking that rallies behind the...

Whip It -Blu-Ray Review

On the surface Whip It is a coming of age “dramedy” about a girl who discovers roller derby and, ultimately, herself.  Combine this with the fact that it is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut and you may...

The Kings of Summer -Blu-Ray Review

Jordan Vogt-Reynolds may not be a name synonymous with feature-length film quite yet but with his upcoming release of Kong: Skull Island he very well might be someone to look out for.  In 2013,...

Kubo and the Two Strings -Blu-ray Review

Nearly twelve years ago, something amazing happened.  A small production studio formed and decided to make films using a 108-year-old technique (at the time) called stop-motion animation.  Even though this went completely unnoticed, four...

Captain Fantastic -Blu-Ray Review

In the middle of 2016, well-seasoned actor Matt Ross tried his hand at the directing wheel for the fourth time.  This time around he directed a story about a family that is living in...

About Time -Blu-Ray Review

Director Richard Curtis has presented us with many worlds.  Many of which seemed to be dominated by the “Rom-Com” (Romantic Comedy) genre.  Over the years he has presented films in this genre that seem...

Carol -Blu-Ray Review

Carol came to us at a time where films about acceptance and “taboo” issues seemed to be dominating the market.  This film in particular seemed to be made knowing full well that it would...

The Fall -Blu-Ray Review

Consider The Fall.  A film presented by David Fincher and Spike Jonze, but what does that truly mean?  I have to admit it sure is inviting whatever it means.  Ultimately it is important to...

Inherent Vice – Blu-Ray Review

In 2014, Paul Thomas Anderson turned his sights on Thomas Pynchon’s work in the form of a film entitled Inherent Vice. This would be the second time that Anderson has entrusted Joaquin Phoenix with...