RKS Film: “223 Wick”: A Clunker with Some Saving Graces?

Let’s face it “223 Wick” in its entirety is a clunker. Repetitive flashes of light, eerie voices and a whole host of tiresome horror film effects. Trite plot and mostly wooden acting. Of course in the midst of disaster one must recognize some positive points. This is not a horror film as the usual dimContinue reading “RKS Film: “223 Wick”: A Clunker with Some Saving Graces?”

RKS Film: “Young Plato”: A Catalyst for My Past and Maybe For Yours Too?

OK so a few minutes ago you saw a documentary on sharks. Wow! But you are solely an observer, aren’t you? If you were a researcher or a diver assisting in marine biology research you might have a far different view of the shark documentary to John Q. Public. Be patient… working into the theme!Continue reading “RKS Film: “Young Plato”: A Catalyst for My Past and Maybe For Yours Too?”

RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet

What is worse than an autocrat shoving repression down the throats of the population? It is an autocrat ruling within a weakened regime that becomes even more repressive to hang on to power. Such is the story of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenka who maintained power in what is widely regarded as a riggedContinue reading “RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet”

RKS Film: “The Territory”: A Glum Portrait of the Disappearing Amazonian Rain Forest

“The Territory” focuses on a tiny band of indigenous aboriginals the Uru-eu-wau-wau in the Brazilian Amazonian rain forest. Numbering less than 200 they are surrounded by “invaders” poor Brazilians desperate for a plot of land with no regard to indigenous land rights. They steal, slash and burn and then spray with insecticide. Then agribusiness replacesContinue reading “RKS Film: “The Territory”: A Glum Portrait of the Disappearing Amazonian Rain Forest”

RKS Film: “Bullet Proof” :Canadians Making Nasty Films

After watching two Canadian films lately one being “River Road” and “Bullet Proof” the subject of this review there is no doubt Canadians can make nasty films full of rotten and despicable characters. In “Bullet Proof” the Thief (never actually named in the film) played by James C. Clayton rips off drug Dealer Temple (VinnieContinue reading “RKS Film: “Bullet Proof” :Canadians Making Nasty Films”

RKS Film: “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic”

“Sextortion” can be defined as the manipulation of a child to send inappropriate pictures or to do inappropriate things on camera or eventually meet up with a predator. The predator obtains a inappropriate picture or video of the child and extorts that child to send more compromising pictures or do more acts that are capturedContinue reading “RKS Film: “Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic””

RKS Film: “Returning Home”: Canada’s Genocide?

Canada’s aboriginal people, like all aboriginal societies cursed with colonization, have suffered from what many call genocide. While it serves no purpose for a mere film critic to determine if Canadian aboriginals have suffered genocide they have received the raw end of the stick through European colonization. Lands stolen and then “treaties” to make theirContinue reading “RKS Film: “Returning Home”: Canada’s Genocide?”

RKS Film: “The Movie: It’s Only Compelling If It’s Real”: CREEPY!

“The Movie” is a deceptive horror movie. Warning that reality is always lurking in front of you but you may be deceived by what you think is satire. Of course, the entire film could be satirical but near its conclusion it loses its lighthearted veneer. Quite frankly once the ending manifests itself you may beContinue reading “RKS Film: “The Movie: It’s Only Compelling If It’s Real”: CREEPY!”

RKS Film: “Arranged Marriage”: No Simple Generalizations with “Arranged Marriage”

The film “Arranged Marriage” is not easily categorized into a specific genre of film. It shifts from genre to genre which may leave a viewer initially to say, “What the hell is going on here?” Not in an annoying or frustrating manner because the genre switch is creative and quite frankly at times amusing. ButContinue reading “RKS Film: “Arranged Marriage”: No Simple Generalizations with “Arranged Marriage””

RKS Film: “River Road”: Plot Line Uplifted by Supporting Actors…Really Uplifted!

“River Road” presents the viewer with arguably somewhat of a stale storyline but am I corrupted for having been around since the days of Woodstock? Drugs and musical fame and fortune shattered or altered negatively by drugs is nothing new in real life and in film. Gene Kruppa with Mary Jane. Billie Holiday and NatContinue reading “RKS Film: “River Road”: Plot Line Uplifted by Supporting Actors…Really Uplifted!”