Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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.

Wind River Theatrical Review
Wind River   Wind River Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/11/2017 10:06 AM EDT
I was going to make a joke about "two Avengers walk onto an Indian reservation" but Wind River is no laughing matter. Based on a true story, it is a hard look at life on a reservation and the forgotten Native Americans who live there.  A true crime drama, there is more going on than meets the eye, offering up all ... Read More

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Theatrical Review
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature   The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/10/2017 12:36 PM EDT
If you never saw 2014's The Nut Job, you missed out on some really cute, furry animals scrounging for a few nuts.  Well, there is more to the story than that but that gives you a basic overview.Three years later, the cuteness is back in The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Surly (Will Arnett; Arrested Development) and t... Read More

Crashing Blu-ray Review
Crashing: The Complete First Season   Crashing Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/07/2017 9:46 AM EDT
Look up the definition of the word crashing online and you come up with several options... Merriam-Webster defines it as utter, absolute while The Urban dictionary describes it as either coming down from a drug high or attending an event that is not publicized or that one has not invited to.  It can also mean staying with friends unexpectedly ... Read More

Big Little Lies Blu-ray Review
Big Little Lies   Big Little Lies Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/01/2017 3:27 PM EDT
HBO is on a roll.  Most of their shows and documentaries are excellent productions that win awards and critical praise.  Of course, I'm sure it's easier to create top quality work when only 7-13 episodes are being produced but the production quality is top rate nonetheless.  One of their latest endeavors is a seven part miniseries ca... Read More

Going in Style Blu-ray Review
Going in Style   Going in Style Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/01/2017 9:13 AM EDT
In 1979 George Burns (Oh, God!), Art Carney (Last Action Hero) and Lee Strasberg (...and justice for all) starred in director Martin Brest's (Scent of a Woman) comedy Going in Style. In 2017 Zach Braff (Scrubs) directed and produced a remake of the film starring Michael Caine (The Dark Knight), Morgan Freeman (The Shaw... Read More

Shooter DVD Review
Shooter: The Complete First Season   Shooter DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/29/2017 6:33 PM EDT
In March of 1993, Stephen Hunter (Black Light) wrote a novel called Point of Impact. Fourteen years later the novel was made into the movie Shooter starring Mark Wahlberg (Deepwater Horizon).  Ten years after that USA network has brought a new adaptation with the same name to television. Season one of Shooter had ten episodes last year and sea... Read More

Gifted Blu-ray Review
Gifted   Gifted Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/29/2017 9:38 AM EDT
Anyone who has been in a custody battle for a minor knows it can be an ugly affair.  It gets even more complicated when it isn't the biological parents fighting.  Everyone thinks they have the best interest of the child at heart but personal issues generally come into play, which is why a judge needs to review all the details and make an ... Read More

The Boss Baby 4K Ultra HD Review
The Boss Baby   The Boss Baby 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/27/2017 5:16 PM EDT
If you aren't the youngest child in your family and there is a least a few years difference between you and your younger sibling(s), then you know how Tim (Miles Bakshi; Shrek Forever After/Toby Maguire; Spider-Man) feels when his baby brother is born.  Any older sibling will tell you that the new baby takes up all of the attention a... Read More

Atomic Blonde Theatrical Review
Atomic Blonde   Atomic Blonde Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/26/2017 6:18 PM EDT
In 1989, the Cold War and Berlin Wall permeated world news.  Spies from Russia, England and America worked all over Europe smuggling secrets in a deadly game of cat and mouse.  When the wall finally fell, it changed the course of history and some say the spy game forever.  Atomic Blonde, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by... Read More

Dunkirk Theatrical Review
Dunkirk   Dunkirk Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/18/2017 3:15 PM EDT
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) is known for writing and directing some gripping films.  His visuals are usually filled with grays and deeper colors which set a tone that permeates his aesthetic and draws the audience in.  He knows how to build a scene so it offers the viewer layers while contributing to the overall feel of his films.... Read More



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