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"Overdrive" Movie Review by Van Roberts

Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp co-star as career criminals in “Transit” director Antonio Negret’s “Overdrive” (*** OUT OF ****), a slickly-made, adrenalin-laced, hijack thriller lensed on the picturesque French Riviera about cunning car thieves.   968 more words

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"Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween!" Movie Review by Van Roberts

Compared to the nine other movies about Mabel Simmons, “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween!” (** OUT ****) qualifies as surprisingly lame and lightweight.  I’ve laughed myself silly at all of Madea’s madcap misadventures, but this sequel to last year’s box office sensation “Boo! 959 more words

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"Only The Brave" Movie Review by Van Roberts

A top-notch, true-life, tale of tragedy, “Only the Brave” (***1/2 OUT OF ****), starring Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly, salutes an elite team of ill-fated firefighters immortalized as ‘the Granite Mountain Hotshots’ who died in the line of duty battling the disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill blaze in Prescott, Arizona.   943 more words

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"Game of Death" TADFF Movie Review by Gregmo Roberts

Imagine the game Jumanji if adapted by the mind of Stephen King and directed into a movie by Rob Zombie.  That is our best attempt at a one sentence description of the new feature film, Game of Death that thrilled audiences with its city premiere at the 2017 Toronto After Dark Film Festival.   472 more words

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"The Foreigner" Movie Review by Van Roberts

Jack Chan usually makes lightweight comedies, but British director Martin Campbell’s “The Foreigner” (*** OUT OF ****), co-starring Pierce Brosnan, is a change of pace for the Asian action superstar.   978 more words

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TADFF It's A Wrap! by Gregmo Roberts

“Turn out the lights the party is over” – Willie Nelson

This well-known song lyric is only partially correct.  Now that the Toronto After Dark Film Festival has wrapped up it’s 2017 schedule the more correct phrase should be “Turn ON the lights, the party is over”.    534 more words

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"Victor Crowley" TADFF Movie Review by Gregmo Roberts

I still have a crystal clear recollection of my first experience with the original Hatchet film.  I non-enthusiastically picked up a DVD copy back in 2007 attracted more to the fact that actress Danielle Harris (always a fan) was attached to the project than I was interested in the film’s synopsis.   670 more words

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