REVIEW: Capone (2020)

When Capone was initially announced, I was pretty excited. Ever since high school, the Prohibition era and the criminals who exploited the law, particularly Al Capone, have fascinated me. I’ve read his Crime Library entry far too many times to count and watched many of his portrayals on film and TV, like Robert De Niro’s […]

Capone Trailer Releases Online

Capone trailer, Tom Hardy

A prohibition-era gangster is ready for his next close up as the first trailer for Capone (formerly known as Fonzo) has arrived online. The film is helmed by Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank and stars Venom’s Tom Hardy. The Capone trailer opens amid brief shots of Al Capone’s violent life (such as the […]

New Irishman Trailer Arrives Online

Irishman trailer

The new trailer for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster epic The Irishman has arrived online. The new trailer for the film based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses, opens with Ray Romano’s Bill Bufalino having a meeting with Robert DeNiro’s Frank Sheeran. As he asks Sheeran a myriad of questions and Sheeran answers “No” […]

REVIEW: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (an obnoxious and slightly misleading title) is a true story about Ted Bundy told from his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer’s perspective, as her seemingly sweet and charismatic lover is accused of various heinous crimes. I wasn’t expecting much out of this film post-festival runs, as it got a lukewarm reception […]

REVIEW: White Boy Rick (2018)

White Boy Rick, Matthew McConaughey

Making a film based on a true story is pretty tricky. Even if there is an effort to make sure all of the facts are represented correctly the movie can fail because the story itself isn’t entertaining enough. With this in mind, I was hoping White Boy Rick would prove to be a tale that is […]

REVIEW: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

BlacKkKlansman, Adam Driver, John David Washington

Satire is one of the most potent weapons in film. Using humor as a vehicle to deliver social commentary is oftentimes an effective way to convey a message. A recent example of this would be the brilliant 2017 film Get Out, where racism was put under a microscope and presented in a way that was at times […]