Summer ’03 Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Death bed confessions can lead to all sorts of drama, especially when it turns out your grandmother has been keep a lot very close to the chest. As Jamie’s grandma is in the hospital she begins revealing every secret she’s ever had as well as some pivotal advice that will lead the teenager to make some very mature decisions in Summer ’03. Continue reading “Summer ’03 Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Hunter Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Hunter is a horror/thriller feature focused on a former professional fighter who is now homeless following the brutal deaths of his mother and sister. Not only is he grieving them, but he is also trying to cope with the knowledge that vampires killed them. With his memory trying to show him what really happened they night he lost everything and a new therapist and friend pushing him to work things out Hunter is drawn deep into a fight against the evil stalking the streets of Chicago in this movie. Continue reading “Hunter Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Little Odessa Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The streaming service MUBI is the perfect place for film lovers. This curated movie site shares both old and new features within a variety of categories. As part of their January and February collections they have presented a Sundance Takeover, which began in late January. Two of the features that I had already seen and recommend are But I’m a Cheerleader and Winter’s Bone, which are both still available on the site. I wanted to highlight a movie that I had never seen before and chose to check out Little Odessa, which dropped on February 3rd. Continue reading “Little Odessa Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: New Year, New You and Terrible Tropes from @kleffnotes

Normally I don’t really write articles that delve into what I disliked about a piece of pop culture, but after watching New Year, New You on Hulu I just kept fixating on how much this movie frustrated me. This movie came out as part of the Into the Dark series and acted as their January holiday themed feature. Based on the trailer I was really looking forward to checking this new addition out, especially since I really enjoyed the other movies they’d released. When I started the movie I was enjoying it and relishing in the fact that this was an all female horror movie cast, until the first death happened and I started fuming. Continue reading “The Bi Line: New Year, New You and Terrible Tropes from @kleffnotes”

Anthem of a Teenage Prophet Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The small town of Stokum, Michigan is changed when a teenager dies in a tragic accident, but not because of the death, instead because someone foresaw the event. Luke is just an average high schooler until it gets revealed to the press that while hanging out with some guys the night before he had a vision of his best friend dying. Anthem of a Teenage Prophet examines what happens when you are forced to try and understand sudden changes in your life and how to cope with things that you never expected to happen. Continue reading “Anthem of a Teenage Prophet Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Neon Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Neon Demon is a flashy and beautiful film set in the modeling industry in Los Angeles. As the movie plays the use of lights and editing techniques makes it feel as though you are in some cases watching an art installation come to life. At first glance you would not expect this to be a horror film, but as it progresses the darkness that lies within the world of the models slowly begins to leak out. Continue reading “The Neon Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Pooka! Movie Review from @kleffnotes

After movie to Los Angeles an actor in search of work winds up at an interesting audition. While he has a monologue prepared the casting agent is far more interested in whether he can perform certain actions in a specific order. when he gets cast as Pooka for a massive holiday marketing campaign what seemed like a simple job becomes far more complicated. Continue reading “Pooka! Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

2018 Movie Highlights from @kleffnotes

With 2018 drawing to a close I thought that I would share some of the movies I really enjoyed this year. Now this isn’t even a remotely definitive list of things that came out in 2018 and I also want to point out that I picked things that had come out near the end of the year. I am sure other lists have covered the major blockbusters and the earlier movies I think have been mentioned all year round. So in short here are four movies I enjoyed that came out between October and the end of the year. Continue reading “2018 Movie Highlights from @kleffnotes”

The Ice Cream Truck Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Mary just moved back to the town she grew up in and is trying to adjust to suburbia. For the first time in ages she is alone, but only because her kids are still in school. As a writer she has the flexibility to move earlier than the rest of her family and get the house set up. What strikes her about this new neighborhood is that there is an ice cream truck that drives through almost all day long. With strange neighbors and this ice cream truck circling Mary isn’t exactly feeling at ease in her new home. Continue reading “The Ice Cream Truck Movie Review from @kleffnotes”