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Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the critical reviews off upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classsics from our critics Tomatometer-Approved Critic, Allison Rose.


 
Nomadland   Nomadland Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  4/27/2021 1:17 PM EST
In the United States, there is a whole group of retired people who buy RVs and travel around the country to "see the sights".   Some may call them "wanderers".  Conversely, there are those who live out of their cars and vans, traveling the country moving from one seasonal job to another.  They tend to be labeled a... Read More

Paramount Presents: The Greatest Show on Earth   The Greatest Show on Earth Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  4/1/2021 10:11 PM EST
I'm not sure about younger generations, but when someone says the words, "The Greatest Show on Earth" those of a certain age automatically think of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus.  The traveling show, which was created in 1919 after the merger of two smaller traveling circuses, boasted everything from trapeze artists and c... Read More

The Ten Commandments   The Ten Commandments 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/29/2021 6:00 PM EST
How often does a filmmaker get to completely remake one of their films thirty-three years after the original version came out?  The answer is never.  If a remake is planned, it generally includes a new, updated version of the original film with a different director and soundtrack (to utilize more modern songs) in hopes of appealing to you... Read More

The Undoing   The Undoing Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/29/2021 2:53 PM EST
How well do we really know the people who are closest to us?  What deep, dark secrets dwell inside locked doors somewhere in the back recesses of a person's mind?  What if you discovered one of your parents was gay? Or if one of your siblings had a drinking problem? Or what if your husband, that you had known for seventeen years was r... Read More

Monster Hunter   Monster Hunter 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/29/2021 8:55 AM EST
Could someone please explain to me the desire to take every video game and make it into a movie (generally a whole franchise)?  How about explaining Paul W.S. Anderson (Mortal Kombat) and Milla Jovovich's (Kuffs) obsession with being the people behind these types of movies?  I get it…The Resident Evil films were well-received (... Read More

News of The World   News of  The World 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/25/2021 1:17 PM EST
In 2016 author Paulette Jiles (Lighthouse Island) published a western-themed novel called News of the World. The book became a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction.  Shortly after a bidding war ensued, with Fox 2000 Pictures obtaining the movie rights in 2017.  However, after Disney acquired Fox, the film was mo... Read More

Gattaca 4K UHD Steelbook   Gattaca 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/23/2021 4:54 PM EST
If you could possibly create a biologically perfect child, would you? If there were so many advances in technology that a couple could rule out heart defects, major diseases, etc., and choose eye color, hair color, intelligence, and even the baby's gender, do you think that technology should be utilized?  What if it wasn't 100% foolproof? &nbs... Read More

Promising Young Woman   Promising Young Woman Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/13/2021 8:13 PM EST
In the past few years, the country has been flooded with stories from individuals who have been sexually harassed and/or assaulted.  The #metoo movement has taken over social media and celebrities along with the average American have been sharing their stories with much less fear of victim shaming.  However, this country wasn't always... Read More

Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-4   Rick and Morty Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/10/2021 11:44 AM EST
Animation's history can be traced back to the old stone age 3.3 million years ago when cave dwellers would depict people and animals in motion in drawings on cave walls.  In the 1600s, shadow play and the magic lantern would spark the imaginations of young and old alike, but it would be another 200 years before the invention of the stroboscopi... Read More

Horizon Line   Horizon Line Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/2/2021 9:41 PM EST
Hypothetically, what if you found yourself on a small, twin-engine plane without a pilot.  Would you know what to do?  Would you be able to fly the plane?  What if you only had a few, informal lessons? Would it be enough?  That is exactly the dilemma Sara (Allison Williams; Get Out) is faced with in the Mikael Marcimain (Call G... Read More

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