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Reviews By Alyn Darnay

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The Marksman Theatrical Review
The Marksman   The Marksman Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  1/14/2021 6:08 PM EST
When I was a kid, about the same age as the character Miguel in this film, my folks gave me a present. It was a box full of numbered little bottles of paint and a canvas outline of a horse in a corral divided up into small sections with numbers corresponding to the paint bottles. It was called "Paint By Numbers" and it was very popular at... Read More

Promising Young Woman Streaming Review
Promising Young Woman   Promising Young Woman Streaming Review
(Alyn Darnay)  12/21/2020 6:17 PM EST
They say, "Revenge is a dish best served up cold". If that's the truth, then this film is a most delicious meal. It's quite a raw film at almost every visual and verbal turn and you may want to turn it off somewhere in the beginning, but please don't; ride out any prejudices you may have and I promise you a film experience unlike anything... Read More

News of  The World Theatrical Review
News of The World   News of  The World Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  12/17/2020 10:44 AM EST
Once upon a time…Hollywood cranked out one Western Film after another. Audiences loved them; they couldn't get enough rough riding, bad guys, good guys, crooked sheriffs, gunfights, lone heroes, and cliffhanging rescues. They made cowboys the biggest movie stars. Then tastes changed and the western all but faded away, morphing into what are ... Read More

The Last Vermeer Streaming Review
The Last Vermeer   The Last Vermeer Streaming Review
(Alyn Darnay)  11/18/2020 10:11 AM EST
Just when you think every interesting story about WWII has been told and retold, along comes another, and this one as compelling as any that came before. "The Last Vermeer", is a tale of mystery, of Art Fraud, and the weeding out of Nazi collaboration at the end of the war. It's also a gripping courtroom drama with twist after twist and a... Read More

Freaky Theatrical Review
Freaky   Freaky Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  11/14/2020 8:20 PM EST
What do you need to spin a yarn about teenagers in danger, that twists the usual Slasher/Comedy film in some unique way, yet stays true to the original genre?Simple. First, you borrow every cliché in every film of its type that came before it and blends it into a slickly shot, gory, playtime piece that your projected audience is both used to... Read More

Irresistible Blu-ray Review
Irresistible   Irresistible Blu-ray Review
(Alyn Darnay)  9/22/2020 9:17 AM EST
Jon Stewart, the genius behind 16 years of the best version of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" may have taken his leave from television, but he hasn't left the spotlight for a minute. Recently, after nine years of lobbying, he showed up at a congressional hearing fighting for health benefits for the First Responders of 911. Then, he showed ... Read More

You Should Have Left Theatrical Review
You Should Have Left   You Should Have Left Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  6/18/2020 10:37 AM EST
It seems that there have been a few really enjoyable horror films around these days. You know the ones, they keep you guessing and at one or two points you get that scare that lifts you out of your chair and makes your heart beat faster. True horror aficionados live for these exquisite ‘Levitation Scenes' and will stay through some pretty... Read More

The High Note Theatrical Review
The High Note   The High Note Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/29/2020 8:37 AM EST
You rarely hear me fawning over a movie, but when I finally get the opportunity to review a really enjoyable film, well, it's just Great. "The High Note" is such a film. It hits all the right "Notes". It doesn't take itself too seriously, it isn't too heavy, or preachy, or over-wroth with emotion, it just slides right into that ... Read More

Emma Blu-ray Review
Emma   Emma Blu-ray Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/16/2020 7:09 PM EST
There's something unique, beautiful, and visually stunning about the way that British filmmakers try to recreate a certain era of their history. I'm referring to the Georgian/Regency era when big manner houses dotted the countryside and the polite society of upper-class nobility lived a charmed and somewhat jaded existence. It's a historic period t... Read More

The Gentlemen 4K Ultra HD Review
The Gentlemen   The Gentlemen 4K Ultra HD Review
(Alyn Darnay)  4/21/2020 10:11 AM EST
At long last director Guy Richie is back in the territory he knows best - the harsh, talky, violent, clever, funny, sexy, entertaining, and ever ‘British Cool' of Cockney London's underworld. It's a post-modern English pulp fiction gem of a film, presented in a way that only a master of the sub-genre can bring it to the screen; and I'm glad t... Read More

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