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Film & TV – XtremeCuztoms

Category: Film & TV

Film Review: ‘Oppenheimer’

R | 3h | Drama, Biopic, Thriller | July 21, 2023 Who would have thought a three-hour biopic (with thriller intent) about atomic physics would turn out to be 2023’s summer blockbuster? A blockbuster for adults. You’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time because here, finally, is pithy, challenging, exciting, mind-expanding, engrossing, quality educational…


Rewind, Review, and Re-Rate: ‘The Last Detail’

1973 | R | 1h 44m | Comedy, Drama As a military veteran, I have been around my fair share of crude banter and surreal situations. So when I watch military-themed films, I tend to be overly critical of how realistic both the verbal and physical exchanges are between troops. If it doesn’t ring true…


The Pilgrim’s Progress

This film is only available in North America, Europe, and Australia due to territorial licensing. An epic journey, faithfully adapted to the modern day. Christian faces distractions, challenges, and perils at every turn, but ends victorious, with helpful guides, as he stays on the narrow path to the distant Celestial City. …


‘Deep Waters’: Foster Child Who Needs a Caring Father

NR | 1h 25 min | Drama | 1948 Novelist Ruth Moore often wrote of families whose fates were tied to Maine’s shores: its waters, its boats, its horizons, distant yet beckoning. Fittingly, Henry King’s screen adaptation of Moore’s novel “Spoonhandle” opens with text that reassures audiences that all outdoor shots were filmed in Maine….


Popcorn and Inspiration: ‘3 Godfathers’

NR | 1 h 45 min | Drama, Western | 1948 Several 20th-century filmmakers, among them notably John Ford, took turns bringing Peter B. Kyne’s novella “The Three Godfathers” to the screen: a Westernized retelling of the timeless Biblical Christmas tale of the Three Wise Men. Three robbers flee a posse of Arizona lawmen across…


Warner Bros.’ New ‘Barbie’ Movie Spurs Controversy

Those Barbie lovers looking for a dreamy two-hour experience of living vicariously through the doll’s fun and fluorescent world should instead expect to enter Hollywood’s land of woke, critics say. The movie from Warner Bros., which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and was directed by Greta Gerwig and co-written by Ms. Gerwig and Noah…


Film Review: ‘Return to Dust’

Not Rated | 2h 13m | Drama, Romance | 21 July 2023 (China) Arriving with next to no fanfare, the China-produced romantic drama “Return to Dust” (“Dust”) last year inadvertently pulled off a feat that left egg on the face of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). There are a few reasons why the CCP ended up removing “Dust” from circulation, which…


Pacific Northwest: Washington State and British Columbia

A rugged territory consisting of several islands, glacier-carved valleys, and deep fjords, the rest of Washington state consists of rainforests, mountain ranges, and a semi-arid region devoted mainly to agriculture. We will visit Vancouver and Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. …


Trump Hosts Actor Jim Caviezel and Tim Ballard at ‘Sound of Freedom’ Screening

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted a screening of the film “Sound of Freedom” with actor Jim Caviezel, producer Eduardo Verástegui and Operation Underground Railroad’s Tim Ballard, whom the movie about child sex trafficking was based upon. The event, which took place outside his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, had the presidential nominee kicking…


Epoch Watchlist: What to Watch for July 21–27

This week, we feature a feel-good yet realistic romantic drama and a documentary about the U.S. government’s overreach during the pandemic. New Release ‘The Essential Church’ This documentary details governmental restrictions that were placed on churches by using specious COVID-19 emergency edicts. The film focuses on three pastors who stood against the tide of fear-mongering…