The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 10 (Congo)

Although in the grand scheme of things it might not be the best thing to celebrate, I thought it was worthwhile to point out we have successfully released ten episodes of The Uncut Gems Podcast. Gosh, it makes me feel like a teenager in a first serious relationship celebrating x months together…

Peninsula (2020)

Ahh, the age-old question: how do you make a zombie film series feel fresh? (pun intended). Funny as it may be, nobody seems to have an answer to this question. Sure, there have been some great examples of that (e.g. Dawn of the Dead) but the statistical sample is still too small to give any hints … Continue reading Peninsula (2020)

22 July (2018)

22 July was released in 2018, a little more than seven years after the barbaric terrorist attack perpetrated by Anders Breivik, which claimed the lives of seventy-seven people, injured well over two hundred and – one way or another – affected the lives of all Norwegians. Written and directed by Paul Greengrass who has had a … Continue reading 22 July (2018)

Greyhound (2020)

At this point I am not exactly sure what the problem with Greyhound is, especially having been made aware of the rather lukewarm reception it got when it was originally released. Granted, it was most assuredly hurt by the raging pandemic and some have perhaps indicated they would be interested in seeing how their perception of this … Continue reading Greyhound (2020)

Coming 2 America (2021)

When Coming to America opened in 1988, I don’t think it aspired to anything more than being a funny and entertaining comedy. Whatever else it smuggled beneath the epidermis of its fish-out-of-water raunchy rom-com borrowing heavily from Preston Sturges and Howard Hawkes both in spirit and in application of comedic technique, it didn’t ultimately matter. It was … Continue reading Coming 2 America (2021)


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