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.

The Salesman Theatrical Review
The Salesman   The Salesman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 9:50 AM EDT
So much is different in other parts of the world from what we know and are used to in the United States. There are strict rules regarding women having their heads covered, what theater and music can be enjoyed, and how the police deal with crimes. Relationships between husbands and wives are also different.  Yet much o... Read More

Rings Theatrical Review
Rings   Rings Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  02/03/2017 11:26 AM EDT
It had been a long while since I'd seen a horror flick.  I loved them as a kid, but somewhere along the way viewing them just trailed off.  So, when the opportunity presented itself to view the latest chapter in the RING franchise, I wasn't so sure how I felt about seeing it.  Then, I discovered that it had been directed by F. Javier... Read More

The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/03/2017 10:34 AM EDT
Why has travel to Mars become such a hot movie topic of late?  Last year's The Martian was a cautionary tale of space exploration and the triumph of the human spirit.  Other than the clichéd ending, it was a gripping and moving commentary on life and outer space.  This month's The Space Between Us a... Read More

A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
A Dog's Purpose   A Dog's Purpose Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/25/2017 11:15 AM EDT
Retelling a story from a unique perspective, and opening the audience's eyes to human nature through the voice of man's best friend, brought A Dog's Purpose to life - captivating the audience through laughter, love, and tears.   Director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) has created a masterpiece based on W. Bruce Cameron's ... Read More

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Theatrical Review
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage   xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Theatrical Review
(Javier Conte)  01/20/2017 8:57 AM EDT
As great as it is to eat a gourmet meal, sometimes, all you're really craving is some junk food; something cheap and tasty that you can just mindlessly eat for a little bit of instant pleasure. For me, action movies are my junk food. If Mad Max: Fury Road is the cinematic equivalent of a Five Guys burger, then xXx: Return of Xander Cage is like a Q... Read More

Split Theatrical Review
Split   Split Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/18/2017 2:35 PM EDT
Dissociative identity disorder, sometimes referred to as multiple personality disorder, is described as a mental disorder in which an individual has at least two distinct and dissociated identities and includes lapses in memory unaccounted for by other means such as substance abuse or seizures.  It is a very controversial subject and diagnosis... Read More

Live By Night Theatrical Review
Live By Night   Live By Night Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/11/2017 10:25 AM EDT
Step back into time to a prolific era when men returned from The Great War and lost themselves, where life was easy, alcohol was for the back rooms, speakeasies were the thing to do, and the Irish and Italian Mobs ran the country. Live By Night transports you back into a time that has gone by the wayside- a glorious, relaxing time full of... Read More

Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
Underworld: Blood Wars   Underworld: Blood Wars Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/06/2017 7:04 AM EDT
Why are we so fascinated by vampires and werewolves?  Movies and television shows about them are incredibly popular regardless if they are good or not.  The Underworld franchise incorporates both of these supernatural characters in a battle for ultimate domination and for 2017 a brand new film continues the war.  Underworld... Read More

A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
A Monster Calls   A Monster Calls Theatrical Review
(Jennifer Broderick)  01/05/2017 5:06 PM EDT
The purpose of a movie is to tell a story and to entertain the audience.  A Monster Calls is the epitome of a story with a deep meaning, one with a lesson, or two, and one with such emotion that there isn't a dry eye left in the theater or a sound emitting from the audience by the time the credits roll.Conor McGuire (Lewis MacDou... Read More

Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
Hidden Figures   Hidden Figures Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2017 7:17 PM EDT
It's not easy being smart.  It's even harder being smart and being a female.  It was very hard being smart and being a female in 1961, but it was awful being smart, female and Negro in 1961.  However, Katherine Goble- Johnson (Taraji Henson; Empire), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer; The Help) and Mary J... Read More