Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett

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.

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

Resident Evil: Vendetta 4K Ultra HD Review
Resident Evil: Vendetta   Resident Evil: Vendetta 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/18/2017 8:41 AM EDT
Resident Evil (originally titled Biohazard) debuted as a PlayStation video game in 1996 and for 21 years it has entertained gamers and audiences worldwide.  There have been numerous version of the extremely popular game and it spawned a motion picture franchise starring Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element). Unlike the live action films, the game... Read More

Song to Song 4K Ultra HD Review
Song to Song   Song to Song 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/12/2017 9:09 AM EDT
Terrence Malick (Badlands) has made a name for himself writing and directing unusual films.  His reputation is such that one expects great but different things when they go to one of his films, especially his more recent ones.  He has worked with a variety of actors including many of Hollywood's elite.  He has bee... Read More

The Lost City of Z Blu-ray Review
The Lost City of Z   The Lost City of Z Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2017 9:57 PM EDT
Eldorado, the elusive city of gold has been searched for many times over.  Considered to be located somewhere in the Amazon jungle, explorers have risked life and limb to try and find it.  Unsure if one explorer, Percy Fawcett was actually looking for El Dorado but he was an avid explorer and claimed to have found remnants of a long gone ... Read More

Léon: The Professional 4K Ultra HD Review
Léon: The Professional   Léon: The Professional 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/10/2017 3:49 PM EDT
Luc Bessson (La Femme Nikita) has been writing and making films since the early 1980's but in 1990 he became more of a household name with the release of Leon: The Professional and The Fifth Element.  Highly stylized action films, they captured the imagination like none others had before.  With his latest film, Valerian and the City o... Read More

Their Finest Blu-ray Review
Their Finest   Their Finest Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/09/2017 8:54 PM EDT
The year was 1940 and World War two was raging all throughout Europe.  The United States had yet to become involved but England was enmeshed in the fighting.  Every night there were air raids, bombs destroying cities and civilians getting killed.  Men were being called upon to enter the military to help fight and women were entering ... Read More

The Big Sick Theatrical Review
The Big Sick   The Big Sick Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/07/2017 2:10 PM EDT
We all feel pressure from our parents… get a good education, get a good job, get married, have a family, etc.  But for some, that pressure becomes even greater when religious beliefs are thrown into the mix.  For Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani; Silicon Valley), that is exactly the life he leads.  Unfortunately, that isn't th... Read More

Absolutely Anything DVD Review
Absolutely Anything   Absolutely Anything DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  07/05/2017 2:22 PM EDT
Robin Williams (Good Morning Vietnam) was a comedic genius who left us all too soon.  He was truly one of a kind.  He could famously go off on a tangent and make almost anything funny.  You couldn't help but smile and laugh when you saw his standup routines and he made a name for himself in major motion pictures even winning an Oscar... Read More

Spider-Man: Homecoming Theatrical Review
Spider-Man: Homecoming   Spider-Man: Homecoming Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/29/2017 5:02 PM EDT
Spider-Man made his debut in Marvel comics 55 years ago as a sidekick to the protagonist. He was a lonely teen who, like most kids his age, suffered anxiety and inadequacy.  He became so popular there have been a number of comic books, merchandise, movies and television shows focused solely on him.  In more recent years, we have had the m... Read More

Despicable Me 3 Theatrical Review
Despicable Me 3   Despicable Me 3 Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  06/29/2017 10:27 AM EDT
Let's face it… Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures hit gold back in 2010 when the first Despicable Me movie made its way into theaters.  With great characters, funny lines and a solid story, it delighted audiences, especially the adorable little yellow Minions.  Due to its success, it was followed in 2013 by... Read More