“A Simple Favor” review by Nate and Alex Blake

Directed by: Paul Feig Length: 116 minutes Rated: R Nate: A Simple Favor is a frustrating mess of a movie that in its final two acts squanders the potential established by its first half hour. The film opens with a colorful title sequence that's a throwback to mystery and action films of the 1960s. It … Continue reading “A Simple Favor” review by Nate and Alex Blake

Emmy Preview by Jacob Johnson and Nate Blake

Jacob: On the eve of the Emmys, my fiancé and myself, who are both avid television watchers and have seen most of the nominees for the main television categories collectively, have a few things to say about the nominees, who should ultimately win the gold, and who were wrongly snubbed altogether. Drama -  The Emmy … Continue reading Emmy Preview by Jacob Johnson and Nate Blake

“Searching” review by Alex and Nate Blake

Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty Length:  105 minutes Rated: PG-13 Nate: “Searching” tells the story of a father (John Cho) desperately trying to find his missing teenage daughter (Michelle La). If the premise sounds familiar, the style and execution is unique and left me stunned. The entire film takes place on the family’s computer and phone … Continue reading “Searching” review by Alex and Nate Blake

“Active Measures” review by Nate Blake

Directed by: Jack Bryan Rated: PG-13 Length: 110 minutes “Active Measures” is the first major documentary to explore the allegations that then candidate Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian state during the 2016 presidential election. It spends much of its early runtime looking at the rise of Vladimir Putin in the Russian state and … Continue reading “Active Measures” review by Nate Blake