Film and Television Reviews

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classics.

Homeland Blu-ray Review
Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review   Homeland Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/19/2017 11:01 AM EST
Showtime debuted Homeland in October 2011, and, since then, fans have followed the story of Carrie Mathison (Claire Daines, Stardust), a CIA operations officer who suffers from bi-polar disorder. Throughout the years, there have been many story arcs, perhaps most notably, the death of Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis; Ocean's Eight) in season three... Read More

Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review   Birth of a Natiaon 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 8:23 PM EST
Slavery in this country has been the fodder of major motion pictures since the epic drama Roots aired on television in the 1970's.  The injustice befallen on African Americans has fascinated and horrified us and has been depicted in graphic detail on occasion.  While the stories have been told time and time again, it seems we ca... Read More

Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review   Keeping Up With The Joneses 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/17/2017 11:05 AM EST
Spy movies are generally very popular and well received in this country, especially when there is a team of spies.  Some are serious films, while others are meant to be comedies or parodies.  In 2005, we got spies in suburbia (and real life drama) with Mr. and Mrs. Smith.  This year, we once again see espionage come to the world of s... Read More

The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review   The Girl On The Train 4K Ultra HD Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/16/2017 3:02 PM EST
When Universal Studios wants to pick a book to develop into one of the best thriller-mystery movies of the year, they go to Paula Hawkins and create a screenplay and movie of the same name as the book and present it to the audience with twists and turns at every moment of the film. The Girl On The Train is an unpredictable story that will keep... Read More

Girls Blu-ray Review
Girls: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review   Girls Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/09/2017 9:25 PM EST
Home Box Office has continually been synonymous with outstanding televisions series almost from the time they started producing them,  and they show no signs of slowing down now.  Case in point, the series Girls, about to start it's sixth season in February, has been nominated and won numerous awards over the past 5 years.  The ... Read More

The Disappointments Room DVD Review
The Disappointments Room DVD Review   The Disappointments Room DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/05/2017 9:39 PM EST
In the early 1900's, the aristocracy of this country were ashamed of their physically and mentally ill children.  They created secret rooms in their homes to hide away their less than perfect offspring, never allowing them to see the outside nor interact with other people.  These rooms were called the disappointments room and they we... Read More

Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
Blair Witch Blu-ray Review   Blair Witch Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/03/2017 12:30 AM EST
In 1999 The Blair Witch Project changed the face of horror movies and became an instant classic. With it's "shaky cam", documentary style filmmaking it opened up a new way of looking at horror.  It intrigued us and fascinated us and scared the living daylights out of us.  In 2016 Lionsgate reimagined the film releasing Blair... Read More

Snowden Blu-ray Review
Snowden Blu-ray Review   Snowden Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/27/2016 9:53 AM EST
Edward Snowden has been called many things... patriot, traitor, whistle-blower, etc.  Some feel what he did was necessary in order to keep our government in check, while others thought he did irrevocable damage to our national security.  Regardless of your feelings, there is no doubt he is a brave and polarizing figure.  Based on an ... Read More

The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review   The Dressmaker Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 9:33 PM EST
There are some stories of the past that are just epic. They tell a story,  they involve you in their character's life to the point where you are invested in the outcome and you don't even know its happening until the movie is over.  Finally, you let out your breath that you didn't even know you were holding.  In this vein... Read More

When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review   When The Bough Breaks Blu-ray Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  12/26/2016 8:32 PM EST
Hollywood is full of real life stories of the husband running off with the nanny, or having an affair, and there have been several movies made similarly.  In fact, there have been movies made where the nanny becomes obsessed with the husband and it didn't end well for the nanny.  Screen Gems and Sony decided to put a little spin... Read More