Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ is punk rock cinema at its finest

In the opening moments of Joe Lynch’s Point Blank, a man with no name (Frank Grill) crashes and falls out of a house, running away wounded with a gun in his hand. Black Flag, a well-known punk rock from the 1980’s, shouts the lyrics from their song, “Rise Above,” as this is happening. That’s fitting … More Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ is punk rock cinema at its finest

‘Crawl’ is trashy fun if you keep expectations low

A young woman (Kaya Scodelario) and her dad (Barry Pepper) against an army of alligators in the hurricane-ravaged swamps of Florida. There’s your quick setup for Alex Aja’s Crawl. Here’s the thing. This is a bad movie. You’ll laugh unintentionally at how stupid human beings can act under peril and how miraculously smart the non-humans … More ‘Crawl’ is trashy fun if you keep expectations low

‘Stuber’ generates laughs due to its leads and edgy humor

There’s a scene early on in Stuber where Vic Manning (Dave Bautista), in pursuit of a murder suspect, tosses a large piece of furniture over a hotel railing down towards the lobby, striking the assailant. Afterwards, Vic literally jumps over the same hotel floor railing down three stories to the lobby, slamming face-first into the … More ‘Stuber’ generates laughs due to its leads and edgy humor

Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan are bringing a WarParty to Hollywood

It’s not hard these days to spot the diet soda version of cinema. The class and soul of movie-making can melt away without the proper care provided by professionals who believe in producing true entertainment. Something new and invigorating to chew on after leaving the theater. Take a look around at the summer entertainment, and … More Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan are bringing a WarParty to Hollywood

The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and ‘The Farewell’ reviews

This week, I couldn’t have reviewed two more different movies. One about a family dealing with a cancer diagnosis, and the other about aging Hollywood performers trying to stay afloat amidst a changing industry. Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, captured the glory days of 1969 in Hollywood, showcasing a … More The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and ‘The Farewell’ reviews