Tyrel Movie Review from @kleffnotes

In the vein of race focused features like Get Out, Tyrel focuses on a young man named Tyler who agrees to go to the mountains on a weekend birthday trip with one of his friends. The only downside of the trip is that Tyler is the only black man there. With heavy drinking and a secluded environment he begins to feel uneasy and slowly starts to feel like he is trapped in a nightmare situation. Continue reading “Tyrel Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Alice Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Alice had the perfect life. A loving husband, wonderful friends, and an adorable son, but one day she has her card rejected and when she meets with someone she suddenly learns devastating information. Her husband has been keeping secrets and these secrets have left their family in immediate financial danger. The film Alice screened at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March and I share my thoughts on this emotional work. Continue reading “Alice Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Price for Silence Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Price for Silence examines a number of deep topics through the lens of a troubled young woman and her upper class family. Lynn Mancinelli stars as Kira Flynn, who is struggling to confront her past in order to keep it from continuing to drag her down. She is surrounded by talented actors including Richard Thomas, Emrhys Cooper, and ┬áKristin Carey. This emotional work is just at the start of its festival tour, but it is sure to impress viewers. Continue reading “The Price for Silence Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Blue Room Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Blue Room or La Chambre Bleue is a French film from 2014 that is part of a Mubi’s recent creator highlight of the month. Released this week for view, The Blue Room by Mathieu Amalric, opens with a passionate couple in a blue room, but in a matter of minutes the tone of the film shifts. The man in the room is being questioned by the police about the woman he was with and it appears that their affair was not the secret he believed it to be. Continue reading “The Blue Room Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Summer of ’84 Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Set in Ipswich, Oregon in 1984, Summer of ’84 is full of eerie feelings and worried thoughts. Davey Armstrong is a 15 year old who thinks that a killer could be lurking anywhere in his suburban neighborhood. His conspiracy theories begin to come to head when he starts to suspect his own neighbor is a serial killer. Reminiscent of 1980’s classics like The Goonies, but with a Rear Window style edge, Summer of ’84 is a new movie that perfectly hits that nostalgic urge. Continue reading “Summer of ’84 Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

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”