Review of the Month

An archival look at the previous “Movie Review of the Month” winners, dating back to January 2020, upon creation of the website.

2021 – December – Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“A very impactful film with a tremendous amount of suspense and a solid cast.”

2021 – November – Out of Sight (1998)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“A film that I’ve been led to believe didn’t fair too well at the box office upon its original release in 1998, but almost twenty-four years later, it strikes me as an epic trip down memory lane.”

2021 – October – Hell or High Water (2016)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Hell or High Water is a flick I recommend highly, especially for those that are sustainable to not so typical heist movies, which feature rural America is its fully glory. 2016 was an amazing year for cinematic releases and it could be argued that this one was the very best of them all.”

2021 – September – Into the Wild (2007)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

“If you’re more sustainable to a drawn-out adventure-based drama that showcases America in a charming and unique light, then I’d certainly recommend this one.”

2021 – August – Stillwater (2021)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“Stillwater certainly wasn’t the thriller that some expected, especially after seeing the trailer, but this intense drama managed to highlight the strong bond between a desperate father and troubled daughter very well.”

2021 – July – The Vanishing (2018)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“An incredibly well made and at times tense film that was originally released in 2018.”

2021 – June – Sicario 1 (2015)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“If you’re sustainable to a less than conventional police thriller with an extremely tense and suspenseful atmosphere, then I’d certainly recommend this one.”

2021 – May – The Lighthouse (2019)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“The Lighthouse may not be for everyone, but its unique style may stand out for some.”

2021 – April – Young Guns 1 (1988)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“if you’re interested in a classic tale of good vs evil, with a strong pinch of revenge thrown in there too, then give Young Guns a shot.”

2021 – March – Martyrs (2008)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“Martyrs, for me, must goes down as one of the finest horror movies of all time.”

2021 – February – News of the World (2020)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“News of the World probably does lack the required amount of memorable moments to warrant another viewing, but if you’re looking for a new release to catch anytime soon then this is definitely worth a watch.”

2021 – January – Lord of War (2005)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Based on real events, Lord of War manages to give the viewer a brilliantly realistic view of what goes on behind closed doors when it comes to arms dealing.”

2020 – December – The Searchers (1956)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“The Searchers is widely regarded as one of John Wayne’s finest accomplishments and one of the greatest westerns ever released and I’d struggle to argue against that.”

2020 – November – Arkansas (2020)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“One of the surprise packages of 2020.”

2020 – October – The Green Mile (1999)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“In a year stacked with impressive picture releases, this sits right up there at the top.”

2020 – September – The Platform (2019)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“A brilliant film-watching experience and one that I’d recommend to anyone that isn’t too squeamish when it comes to frequent violent and bloody scenes.”

2020 – August – No Country for Old Men (2007)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“No Country for Old Men is a modern day classic and there’s most definitely two or three iconic scenes thrown in too, which have been and will be remembered for many years to come.”

2020 – July – L’Immortale (2019)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“Definitely worth the watch for any Gomorrah fan and possibly even any Italian cinema fan too.”

2020 – June – American Honey (2016)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“One to watch, especially if you’re hoping to just sit back and get lost in a world that isn’t quite as divided and chaotic as some would have you believe.”

2020 – May – Interstellar (2014)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“I would certainly recommend Interstellar to anybody hoping to kill a few hours and I’d probably recommend watching this one more than once – it was a wonderful viewing experience and one that is still equally as impressive to this day.”

2020 – April – A Quiet Place 1 (2018)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“It’s pretty rare that a movie with such a unique storyline captures your imagination for the entire ninety-minute run-time but this is what happened with A Quiet Place.”

2020 – March – Life (2017)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“Overall, a visually spectacular and on occasion, genuinely terrifying movie that adds no shame to the Sci-Fi / Horror genre.”

2020 – February – 1917 (2019)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“1917 will leave you breathless and for many like myself, filled with emotion during the journey.”

2020 – January – White Boy Rick (2018)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“A really good movie that was heart wrenching and toyed with your emotions throughout.”