“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers behind official Real to Reel Film Festival Selections. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Travis Stewart (director) and Devin Peluso (writer/producer), the filmmakers behind the post-apocalyptic thriller short film, Spread Among Us. Real to Reel is honored to host this short for the 21st Annual Real to […]Read More A Conversation with writer/producer Devin Peluso and director Travis Stewart. [Real to Reel Film Festival]
Depending on who you ask, the term “cult classic” in regard to filmmaking may be applied as a compliment or an insult. Motion pictures acquire this status based on a variety of factors. Perhaps the film flew under the radar and has a deep well of technical and narrative proficiency to be appreciated by wider […]Read More “Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time, Vol 2 – Horror and Sci-Fi” fails to coherently focus on its own subject matter.
When writer-director Neasa Hardiman originally crafted the new suspense-thriller, creature-feature hybrid Sea Fever, it is highly unlikely that she could have forecasted its remarkable relevance to the current state of the world. With the pandemic of COVID-19 impacting the daily lives of practically every individual around the globe, tough decisions have to be made by […]Read More Thriller “Sea Fever” unsettles, yet is somehow optimistic.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) I am going to be completely honest, I loved this film growing up. I was a Prequel Era Star Wars kid, and this trilogy will always hold a special place in my heart. That being said, this is an extremely average movie, and quite frankly, a “bad” movie by […]Read More Star Wars Prequels – Review and Reflection Supercut
So John Travolta is playing a version of Nicholas Cage who is playing John Travolta. On the other hand, we have Nicholas Cage playing a version of John Travolta who is playing Nicholas Cage. Yes, it gets pretty trippy. But wow, is this fun to watch! John Woo is a master at directing over-the-top, insane, […]Read More FACE/OFF Provides Plenty of Thrills and Feels
The following is an archived social media reaction of mine, from April 2019, directly after I saw the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Never in my life have I had such a reaction to a trailer than I did for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. Not for Infinity War, Endgame, […]Read More STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER – Reflection
From director D.C. Hamilton and screenwriter Brinna Kelly, The Fare is a film that almost defies categorization. At times, if feels like a science-fiction mystery, with shocking and striking narrative shifts. At other points, it appears as a romantic dramedy, following the bizarre development of the relationship between a pair of star-crossed lovers. This unconventional […]Read More Ambitious sci-fi thriller “The Fare” is now available on home video.
Director: Ruben Fleischer Writers: Dave Callaham, Rhett Reese, and Paul Wernick ———————————————————————————————————– While Zombieland: Double Tap does not quite have a narrative as focused and succinct as the original, the cast and characters remain just as wonderful, the humor lands land most of the time, and the action is dialed up a few notches, including […]Read More Zombieland: Double Tap – A Satisfying Decade-Later Reunion
I wanted to love this movie, but unfortunately it is just another hash mark on the ever-growing “meh list” for 2019. Top-notch casting, some great laughs in the midst of the darkness, stellar cinematography, and chilling music and sound design could not make up for an overstuffed screenplay. Telling simultaneous stories between the teenage years […]Read More IT: Chapter Two -Sequelitis Strikes Again
Director: Michael Dougherty Writers: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields, and Max Borenstein Producers: Yoshimitsu Banno, Shirit Bradley, Alex Garcia, Jon Jashni, Cliff Lanning, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Ali Mendes, Richard Mirisch, Kenji Okuhira, Maricel Pagulayan, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers, Zach Shields, Thomas Tull, Barry H. Waldman Starring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Ziyi […]Read More Godzilla is King of the Monsters, but this Movie is the Runt of the MonsterVerse