Army of Thieves, prequel to Zach Snyder’s Army of the Dead, focuses on beloved, quirky safecracker Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) as he joins a group of thieves to open a trio of safes across Europe. Matthias Schweighöfer directs the film, and Shay Hatten writes the screenplay. Visually, Army of Thieves nails it, and I love the mystery of Hans Wagner’s four safes; the direction is good, but the pacing, dialogue and plot, lack depth and comedic timing. So Army of Thieves is a mix, and it will depend on what the viewer values most.
Films are usually flawed. The key is to entertain enough, so those flaws are not as noticeable. Night Teeth, written…
You’s third season is like watching a collision from the sidelines; you’re unable to look away because you want to see who walks away. You continues to have great dialogue, killer acting and ups the drama to flabbergasted levels.
On My Block on Netflix follows a quartet of quirky, street-smart urban teens going through high school and living in South Central, Los Angeles. There is Monse (Sierra Capri), Cesar (Diego Tonico), Ruby (Jason Genao), and Jamal (Brett Gray). Season four continues a couple of years after the events of the third season. The final season of On My Block wraps up the series with its usual flair of comedy mixed with drama and cements itself as a staple coming-of-age story.
The Guilty, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is an American remake of a 2018 Danish film of the same name. With a screenplay written by Nic Pizzolatto and the original screenplay by Gustav Möller and Emil Nygaard Albertsen, the film follows Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal), assigned to 911 dispatch pending a trial, as he races against time to save a kidnapped woman who calls in. Despite copaganda elements, The Guilty is a fraught, riveting movie with dynamic acting and overarching themes of systemic issues, provided you haven’t seen the original.
There’s Someone Inside Your House, directed by Patrick Brice and written by Henry Gayden, does a good job crafting the horror elements but falls flat elsewhere. There’s Someone Inside Your House has memorable moments; however, it is predictable with a lackluster story and plot that fails to make a lasting impression.
Midnight Mass is the latest creation from Mike Flanagan, the talented director/creator who brought us The Haunting of Hill House,…