Review – Da 5 Bloods (2020)

by Kevin Muller

For almost 40 years, Spike Lee has made some of the most memorable films to come out of Hollywood. His works are full of black pride, black history, and the overall nature of the black experience. With that being said, it took him 35 years to finally get an Oscar nomination. That one was for the incredible 2018 film, Blackkklansman which featured amazing performances by Adam Driver and John David Washington, son of Denzel, who has every bit of his father’s swagger and gift for performance. In the recent years, directors are flocking towards Netflix, because as we saw with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and Alfonso Cauron’s Roma, both my picks for best picture in their respective years, the studio lets the artist do their thing with little to no involvement. It’s now Spike’s turn, so how did he do?

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Top 10 Best & Worst Films of 2019

by Kevin Muller

The Top 10 Worst Films of 2019

10. The Kitchen  

The tenth spot on this list is reserved for, not necessarily a bad film, but for one that given the talent involved, should’ve worked.  Based upon the Graphic Novel, “The Kitchen” tells the story of three women who are romantically involved with men connected to the Irish Mob. When the men are all thrown in jail, the three must band together to continue the men’s work, to avoid financial debt to themselves, and the community that depends on the mob. The leads are played by Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, and Melissa McCarthy, in what seemed to be the perfect trio to pull this off.   Unfortunately, a story that should’ve been about female empowerment, was just so lifeless on its execution. The film also failed to carry a consistent tone. It tried to be funny, with awkward results, it tried to be a crime drama, but failed to give the controversial story any type of spark. It was the definition of a missed opportunity.

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Oscar Nominations 2020 !

Oscar nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced. Joker leads the contenders with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Todd Phillips.  Close behind we have The IrishmanOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood, and 1917 10 nominations each, including Best Picture, Director, and corresponding screenplay nominations. Check out the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations below. The 92nd Academy Awards will air live on ABC on February 9th

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 54 (The Irishman, Bond 25, and MORE!)

Logan Myerz and Henry Hill are back for Episode 54 on the Cinephellas Podcast . Today, they discuss their thoughts on The Irishman, No Time To Die, Star Wars, and MORE!

On the next podcast, we’re hosting our first Q + A. If you want to ask us a question, let us know in the comments below or e-mail us your questions to cinephellas@gmail.com and we’ll answer them in a few weeks!

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IT: Chapter Two – Digital Code #PhellasGiveAway

Happy Holidays Friends! For our December #PhellasGiveAway , we’re giving away a digital code copy of IT: Chapter Two on December 12th! Let us know in the comments below “What’s your favorite movie of 2019?” and we’ll pick random winner next Thursday. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for future giveaways.

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Also, we’re doing our first Q+A on the next episode of our podcast. Feel free to drop us a question in the comments below or e-mail us at cinephellas@gmail.com and we’ll answer them next week.

Review – The Irishman (2019)

The Irishman has been 10 years in the making and now the wait is finally over. Logan Myerz reviews his most anticipated film of 2019 that’s directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino. The Irishman is currently streaming on Netflix.

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“In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.”

 

Review – The Irishman (2019)

by Kevin Muller

The Irishman represents a lot as a film. First, it is the first time the legendary director, Martin Scorsese has worked with legendary actor, Al Pacino. This is also a big gamble for the streaming service, Netflix, who put up the $159 Million dollar budget, when almost every studio in town passed on it. The company has released many films before, including last year’s Oscar winning, and my favorite film of the year, Roma. The gigantic price tag went to de-aging the actors, since this film spans over 50 years. It is an expensive trick to finance. Most of all, this feels like a good-bye to a genre of films made by the master and his crew of skilled actors. The important question is, does it all work?

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 53 (Return of Eddie Murphy, Peaky Blinders, and MORE)

Henry Hill and Logan Myerz return in Episode 53 of the Cinephellas Podcast where they discuss the return of Eddie Murphy, The Mandalorian , Peaky Blinders, Joker 2, and MORE!

On the next podcast, we’re hosting our first Q + A. If you want to ask us a question, let us know in the comments below or e-mail us your question to cinephellas@gmail.com and we’ll answer them in a few weeks!

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