FILM REVIEW – ‘JOKER’ (2019)

Currently in theaters is Joker. The highly anticipated and much talked about film that of late has been as wildly successful as it is polarizing. Director Todd Phillips’ character study on Gotham City’s most infamous villain provides a deep social commentary as well as a dark look at what someone can become given the right…

FILM REVIEW – ‘UNCLE OTTO’S TRUCK’ (2019)

Currently touring the film festival circuit is Uncle Otto’s Truck, the short film adaptation of the eponymous short story by legendary horror writer Stephen King. Adapted for the screen and directed by Dan Sellers and produced by Sammie Cassell, the film saw its world premiere at the 2019 Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival in Greensboro,…

FILM REVIEW – AD ASTRA (2019)

Ad Astra is a film of high pretensions, lofty ambition and some imagination, making it at the very least noteworthy in the bravery and flair. Brad Pitt’s Roy McBride is the latest man flung through time and space, following luminaries from 2001, Gravity and of course Interstellar. But it is Apocalypse Now that most closely reassembles the journey McBride finds himself…

FILM REVIEW – ‘IT: CHAPTER TWO’ (2019)

Friday, September 6, 2019 marked the major theatrical release of IT: Chapter Two, the long awaited second-half of everyone’s favorite clowny horror film adapted from the original made-for-TV film that terrorized kids of all ages in the 1990s. IT: Chapter Two kicks off decades after Chapter One left off, with the nefarious cosmic entity Pennywise…

FILM REVIEW – ‘MIDSOMMAR’ (2019)

Currently in theaters is Midsommar, written and directed by Ari Aster (2018’s Hereditary), in only his second ever feature film as a writer and/or director. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the early press screening, courtesy of A24 Entertainment and Allied Marketing. Due to delays with prior commitments and travel, publication of this review was…