Wednesday 29 November 2023

REVIEW: Freelance (2023 film) - Starring John Cena, Alison Brie, Juan Pablo Raba, and Christian Slater

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Review by Jon Donnis
Director Pierre Morel and writer Jacob Lentz team up to deliver a delightful blend of action and comedy in the 2023 film "Freelance." The plot follows Mason Pettits, played by the charismatic John Cena, a retired Army Special Forces turned lawyer, who reluctantly finds himself back in the world of covert operations. While the storyline may not break new ground, the film's execution and Cena's signature style make it an entertaining ride from start to finish.

The film kicks off with Mason Pettits leading a mundane life as a lawyer, haunted by his past mission to assassinate Paldonian dictator Juan Venegas. When former comrade Sebastian Earle, portrayed by the reliable Christian Slater, offers him a high-paying personal security job, Mason's life takes a dramatic turn. The mission involves protecting disgraced journalist Claire Wellington, played by the talented Alison Brie, as she interviews Venegas in Paldonia.

The plot thickens as Mason and his unlikely team find themselves in the crosshairs of an ambush, setting off a series of action-packed sequences. The dynamic between the characters, especially Mason and Claire, adds a layer of humor and humanity to the film, preventing it from becoming just another formulaic action flick.

The narrative takes unexpected turns as Mason discovers the true nature of his mission, to assassinate Venegas. This revelation adds depth to the story, challenging Mason's moral compass. The film cleverly balances its lighthearted tone with moments of introspection, as Mason grapples with his loyalty to his family and the call of duty.

The action scenes are well-choreographed, showcasing John Cena's physical prowess and the chemistry among the cast. The exotic locations and impressive cinematography contribute to the film's overall visual appeal. Despite the film's predictable elements, it manages to keep the audience engaged with its well-paced humor and exhilarating set pieces.

While "Freelance" doesn't strive for originality, it succeeds in delivering what fans expect from a John Cena-led film, entertainment. The movie's main flaw lies in its slightly extended runtime, which could benefit from tighter editing to maintain a more optimal pacing.

In conclusion, "Freelance" is a classic Cena film, offering a perfect blend of action, humor, and heart. It may not reinvent the genre, but it confidently delivers on its promises. With a solid 7.5 out of 10, "Freelance" is a worthy addition to the action comedy genre, providing viewers with a fun and engaging cinematic experience.

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Monday 27 November 2023

COMPETITION: Win Oppenheimer on 4KUHD

From celebrated writer and director Christopher Nolan comes the must-see cinematic masterpiece about the man and the moment that changed the world forever. As it continues its dominant global box-office run, OPPENHEIMER will be available to own just in time for the holidays on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital OUT NOW, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  

And to celebrate we have a great competition and a copy to give away.

Delve deeper into the unparalleled filmmaking behind OPPENHEIMER with an extensive collection of special features, including the global debut of “The Story of Our Time: The Making of Oppenheimer.” This 70+ minute immersive piece showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and extensive interviews with Nolan and his creative collaborators, offering unrestricted access inside the process, performances, effects, music and artistry responsible for this extraordinary film. Additional features include the NBC News companion documentary, “To End All War: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb,” as well as a “Trinity Anniversary Panel Discussion” featuring a panel moderated by Emmy® -winning journalist Chuck Todd, with Christopher Nolan, Nobel® Prize winner Dr. Kip Throne; world-renowned physicist Dr. Carlo Rovelli; Dr. Thom Mason, director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, on which the film is based. 

Watch Nolan’s cinematic vision come alive on 4K Ultra HD with vibrant visuals, four-times-sharper picture than HD, the colour brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and multi-channel audio that delivers an enveloping sound. Plus, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ discs are uniquely designed to include mixed 2.20 and 1.78 aspect ratios that enables viewers to experience the shift in aspect ratio as viewed in select theatrical locations, for the ultimate in-home viewing. 

Written for the screen and directed by Christopher Nolan, OPPENHEIMER, thrusts audiences into the mind of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), whose landmark work as the director of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos Laboratory created the first atomic bomb. An unprecedented cinematic event, OPPENHEIMER features an all-star cast that includes Emily Blunt, Oscar® winner Matt Damon, Oscar® nominee2 Robert Downey Jr., Oscar® nominee Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, and Oscar® winners Casey Affleck, Rami Malek and Kenneth Branagh. 

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Sunday 26 November 2023

REVIEW: Pain Hustlers (2023 Film) Starring Emily Blunt and Chris Evans

By Jon Donnis
"Pain Hustlers" unfolds as a masterfully woven narrative, expertly directed by David Yates and propelled by the intricate screenplay crafted by Wells Tower. The film immerses viewers into the tumultuous world of the pharmaceutical industry, shining a spotlight on the compelling journey of Liza Drake, a resilient single mother thrust into a morally complex environment.

At the film's core is a narrative that serves as a powerful reminder of the ethical dilemmas and dangers inherent in the pharmaceutical industry. Liza's journey, from a struggling single mother to a key player in a pharmaceutical company's pursuit of success, unfolds with a magnetic intensity. The film delves into the nuanced challenges faced by Zanna, a struggling start-up desperate for investors to propel its pharmaceutical product, Lonafen, into the market ahead of a planned IPO.

The plot takes unexpected turns, with Liza initially employed as an exotic dancer, only to be offered a lucrative job by a customer, Pete Brenner. As Liza faces eviction from her sister's garage, she enters the high-stakes world of pharmaceutical sales, unaware of the start-up's internal struggles. Pete, brilliantly portrayed by Chris Evans, rewrites Liza's resume to secure her a position, leading her on a mission to convince physicians to prescribe Lonafen.

Emily Blunt delivers a tour de force performance as Liza, skillfully embodying the character's desperation and unwavering determination. Chris Evans, in the role of Pete Brenner, complements Blunt's intensity, contributing to the film's compelling ensemble cast. While Catherine O'Hara's role as Liza's mother is regrettably underused, her poignant performance adds a touching layer to the intricate tapestry of the narrative.

Set against the backdrop of the distinctive Florida aesthetic, both in its locales and cinematography, "Pain Hustlers" captures the essence of its environment. The visual elements enhance the overall atmospheric quality of the film, drawing the audience deeper into the complexities that define the world in which Liza navigates.

The film skillfully weaves personal and professional challenges, with Liza's daughter Phoebe's medical condition adding a layer of urgency to her efforts. As the narrative unfolds, Liza's ethical boundaries are tested, and the film delves into the compromises made within the pharmaceutical industry.

Despite its two-hour runtime, "Pain Hustlers" maintains its grip on the audience, offering a thought-provoking exploration of the consequences of greed and deception. While the film occasionally echoes themes found in recent cinema, its detailed exploration of the pharmaceutical world sets it apart.

In conclusion, "Pain Hustlers" emerges as a captivating and intricately crafted crime drama. The film's thought-provoking narrative, stellar performances, and nuanced exploration of the pharmaceutical industry's complexities position it as a standout addition to the genre. Despite its potential pacing concerns, "Pain Hustlers" invites audiences to immerse themselves in its compelling tale of desperation, deceit, and the blurred lines between morality and success. Disregard the naysayers and embrace the authenticity that "Pain Hustlers" brings to the cinematic landscape.

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Saturday 25 November 2023

FULL MOVIE: Spy Game (2001 Film) - Starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt


By Jon Donnis

"Spy Game" is a 2001 thriller film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. The story revolves around Nathan Muir (Redford), a veteran CIA operative, who learns that his protégé Tom Bishop (Pitt) has been captured in China and is scheduled for execution. As Muir tries to save Bishop, he reflects on their past missions together, revealing the complexities of espionage and the sacrifices involved.

The film is known for its intricate plot, shifting timelines, and the exploration of the mentor-protégé dynamic. Redford and Pitt deliver strong performances, with Redford portraying the seasoned and cynical operative, and Pitt capturing the idealism of a younger agent. The movie skillfully combines action with a character-driven narrative, offering a nuanced perspective on the world of espionage.

Tony Scott's direction is dynamic, incorporating fast-paced editing and intense cinematography to heighten the tension. The screenplay, written by David Arata, weaves a compelling narrative that keeps the audience engaged as it unfolds across different time periods.

While some have praised the film's intelligence and depth, others found the plot overly convoluted. Overall, "Spy Game" is often regarded as an engaging thriller that combines espionage with a thought-provoking exploration of loyalty, sacrifice, and the moral complexities of the spy world. If you enjoy intricate spy dramas with strong performances, "Spy Game" is worth a watch.

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Friday 24 November 2023

REVIEW: Dashing Through the Snow (2023 Film) - Starring Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Lil Rel Howery

Review by Jon Donnis
"Dashing Through the Snow," directed by Tim Story, attempts to deliver a dose of Christmas cheer with a blend of fantasy and comedy. Unfortunately, despite its festive aspirations, the film falls miserably short of spreading any real holiday joy. The only saving grace comes in the form of some decent costumes; beyond that, the movie is a chaotic mess with a litany of flaws.

The film follows Eddie Garrick (Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges), a social worker haunted by a traumatic childhood incident involving a mall Santa. The plot takes an unexpected turn when Eddie encounters a man named Nicholas Sinter-Claus (Lil Rel Howery), who claims to be the real Santa. From there, the audience is dragged through a tired and poorly executed tale that attempts to mix elements of fantasy, comedy, and Christmas spirit.

One of the film's major shortcomings is the lackluster performances from Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Lil Rel Howery. Despite their efforts, the duo fails to inject any life into the poorly assembled family movie. The chemistry between the characters is lackluster, making it difficult for the audience to invest in their journey.

The CGI, particularly that of the reindeer, is a glaring issue. The poorly executed visual effects detract from the already struggling narrative, making it hard to take the fantastical elements seriously. The attempt to " Woke-ify" Santa Claus by portraying him as a black man is just ridiculous, especially when tied to the historical figure of Saint Nicholas, which the film clearly does. Ignoring the fact Saint Nick is a revered Greek Orthodox Saint, a real person, who was a Greek Christian. This choice appears more offensive than innovative and distracts from the supposed holiday cheer. A deliberate choice by the film makers to be woke, but by doing so they insult an entire culture, a historical Saint and Christianity as a whole. Whoever thought this was a good idea should never work in films again. Racism like this should never be accepted.

Despite being marketed as a comedy, the film lacks genuine humor. The script relies heavily on tired clichés, resulting in a story that feels recycled and unoriginal. The plot, riddled with predictable twists and turns, fails to evoke any genuine laughter, leaving the audience with forced smiles at best.

The central plotline involving Eddie, Nick, and a tablet mix-up with a corrupt politician adds little substance to the film. The narrative unfolds predictably, with a rushed and unsatisfying resolution that further contributes to the film's overall lack of depth.

In conclusion, "Dashing Through the Snow" is one of the worst Christmas films to grace the screen. With its shoddy CGI, uninspiring performances, offensive undertones, and a plot devoid of originality, it fails to capture the magic of the holiday season. If you're in the mood for a festive film, look elsewhere – this one is bound to leave you feeling more like a Grinch than a Christmas enthusiast.

I can barely push myself to give this film a 1 out of 10.

Out on Disney +, which I wont even link to, because I am so disgusted by this abortion of a film.

Tuesday 21 November 2023

REVIEW: A Haunting in Venice (2023 Film) - Starring Kenneth Branagh

Review by Jon Donnis
"A Haunting in Venice" (2023) emerges as Kenneth Branagh's intricate directorial and production venture, marking his reprisal of the role of Hercule Poirot in the third installment of the series, succeeding "Death on the Nile" (2022). Loosely drawing inspiration from Agatha Christie's "Hallowe'en Party," this film ventures into uncharted territory, introducing a darker and spookier ambiance.

The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of 1947, portraying Poirot in retirement, now residing in Venice. The aging detective is drawn into an enigmatic Halloween soirée hosted at the palatial residence of renowned opera singer Rowena Drake (Kelly Reilly). What ensues is a labyrinthine tale interwoven with the echoes of wartime trauma, paranormal phenomena, and a perplexing murder that shatters the veneer of the Halloween festivities.

Branagh leads an ensemble cast, featuring talents such as Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, and others. While their performances contribute to the film's allure, some actors find themselves regrettably underutilized, a nuanced critique in an otherwise stellar ensemble.

The visual tapestry of "A Haunting in Venice" is skillfully crafted by cinematographer and Greek Cypriot legend Haris Zambarloukos, who captures the alluring essence of Venice and the palpable haunting atmosphere within the twisting walls of the palazzo. The cinematography becomes an artful dance between elegance and eeriness, creating a visual spectacle that adds depth to the overall cinematic experience.

In terms of plot, on Halloween, mystery writer Ariadne Oliver (Tina Fey) convinces Poirot to attend a Halloween party and séance at the palazzo of famed opera singer Rowena Drake and to expose Joyce Reynolds (Michelle Yeoh), a World War I army nurse turned medium, as a fraud. the film features detailed elements of a classic whodunit with a nuanced infusion of horror. As Poirot navigates the haunted confines of the palazzo during the Halloween festivities, the audience is treated to a tapestry of supernatural occurrences, wartime trauma, and psychological unraveling. The murder mystery becomes a canvas upon which the characters paint their stories, each layer revealing more about the complexities of human nature.

Despite the film's strengths, certain areas witness a struggle in character development. Some members of the ensemble cast are left wanting in terms of exploration, their potential overshadowed by the central mystery. The film's success in creating an atmospheric narrative comes at the cost of fully delving into the backgrounds and motivations of certain characters. I was also disappointed not to see more elements exposing the nature of spiritualist mediums and the physical séance itself, it almost feels as if they never bothered to ask an expert to help them craft some elements of the aspects of fraud into the film. Hey guys next time you make a film that features a medium being expose, how about giving me a shout. I exposed these frauds for 20+ years. Anyway back to the review.

Where the film truly shines is in its empathetic portrayal of post-war grief. The characters grapple with haunting memories, and the psychological toll of wartime experiences adds a layer of emotional depth to the narrative. This facet of the story transforms "A Haunting in Venice" from a mere murder mystery into a poignant exploration of the human psyche in the aftermath of conflict.

In conclusion, "A Haunting in Venice" stands as a worthy addition to the Poirot series. While it may not surpass the heights achieved by its predecessor, "Death on the Nile," the film is a commendable exploration of a darker and more complex side of the iconic detective. With its skillful cinematography, a compelling fusion of genres, and a stellar cast despite some underutilization, the movie secures its place as a notable installment in the cinematic universe of Hercule Poirot. I score A Haunting in Venice a decent 8 out of 10.

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Sunday 19 November 2023

REVIEW: Old Dads (2023 film) Starring Bill Burr, Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine

Review by Jon Donnis
"Old Dads," directed by Bill Burr, is a comedic gem that explores the challenges of navigating the modern world as three friends find themselves out of sync with changing times. Starring Burr, Bobby Cannavale, and Bokeem Woodbine, the film provides plenty of laughs and a refreshing commentary on contemporary sensitivities.

One of the film's strengths is Burr's promising debut as a filmmaker. Known for his sharp wit in stand-up comedy, Burr successfully translates his humor to the big screen, delivering a movie that feels like a classic comedy without tiptoeing around sensitive topics. The film revels in making fun of modern sensibilities, poking fun at woke culture, and satirizing entitled millennial stereotypes.

The plot revolves around Jack, Connor, and Mike, three friends who sell their business to millennials only to find themselves in a rapidly changing workplace. The comedic moments are abundant, and the film skillfully navigates the generational gap, showcasing the characters' struggles to adapt to new norms.

Bill Burr shines in his role as Jack Kelly, providing a performance that complements his stand-up persona. The chemistry among the main cast, including Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine, adds depth to the film's humor. The characters' journey through various absurd situations keeps the audience entertained, and the camaraderie among the trio is palpable.

However, "Old Dads" isn't without its flaws. Some of the jokes based on generational divides might feel a bit tired and overused. 

One thing which is quite sad is that Bill Burr's character is who we all wish Bill Burr was, unfortunately as we have recently found out  his real-life persona is one of a cucked man. I hope one day he will wake up and get away from his real life wife.

Despite these minor drawbacks, "Old Dads" successfully delivers a light-hearted and comedic take on the challenges of modern life, offering a refreshing departure from the typical "older men go to Vegas and get hammered" formula. The film's humorous satire, coupled with memorable performances, makes it a worthwhile watch for anyone looking for a good laugh.

In conclusion, "Old Dads" earns a solid 8 out of 10, thanks to its humor, witty commentary, and the promising directorial debut of Bill Burr. It's a comedic ride that doesn't shy away from poking fun at societal norms, making it a standout addition to the genre, I just wish the real life Bill Burr was closer to the character he portrays in his stand up and in this film.

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FULL MOVIE: Finding Santa: A Christmas Adventure (2016) - Starring Dennis Storhøi, Flora Ofelia, Hofmann Lindahl and Bodil Jørgensen

Living in an orphanage, eight-year-old Julius stands apart from the others. Despite being a bit of an outsider, he holds onto the secret belief in Santa Claus. However, when faced with the possibility that Santa might just be the orphanage headmaster in disguise, Julius not only loses his faith in Santa but also in himself. Yet, in an unexpected turn of events, Julius is transported to a magical world that changes everything.

Directed By: Jacob Ley

Starring: Dennis Storhøi, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Bodil Jørgensen

Saturday 18 November 2023

REVIEW: The Puppetman (2023 Film) - Starring Alyson Gorske, Angel Prater, Kio Cyr and Cameron Wong

Review by Jon Donnis
"The Puppetman," directed by Brandon Christensen, is a 2023 horror film that brings an intriguing mix of psychological thriller and supernatural horror to the screen.

One of the film's strengths lies in its unique premise, revolving around Michal (Alyson Gorske), the daughter of a notorious killer who claims to be controlled by an evil force. As the mysterious deaths unfold around Michal, the audience is taken on a suspenseful journey to unravel the truth behind her father's claims and the curse of The Puppetman. The ambiguity surrounding the protagonist's intentions adds an element of curiosity that keeps viewers engaged.

The film's strong points include its decent execution as a horror film, featuring interesting ideas and some well-crafted set pieces. When the horror starts getting to full speed, the audience is treated to two brutal kill sequences that are impressively shot, injecting life into the narrative. The third act manages to make up for pacing issues, delivering a gripping conclusion.

The central idea of a supernatural presence taking hold of characters at any given time contributes to the frightening atmosphere, establishing a sense of unpredictability and ensuring that no one is ever truly safe. This element is used effectively to keep the tension high throughout the film.

However, "The Puppetman" is not without its flaws. Pacing issues, particularly in the first hour, may test the patience of some viewers, and performances at times fail to fully connect. The film briefly veers into the territory of a coming-of-age drama, which may feel somewhat disconnected from the horror elements.

The writing, while generally effective, can be a bit clunky at times, and one notable drawback is the lack of explanation surrounding the Puppetman Killer. While the film provides a primer on the events that set the story in motion, it falls short in offering a satisfactory explanation for why the core participants were drawn to the dark arts. More context on what rendered them susceptible to the evil force would have enhanced the narrative.

In conclusion, "The Puppetman" is a surprisingly decent horror film with interesting ideas, effective set pieces, and a gripping third act that compensates for its pacing issues. While it may not be flawless, the film successfully keeps the audience on edge with its supernatural elements and a chilling atmosphere.

I score The Puppetman a decent 7.5 out of 10.

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Friday 17 November 2023

REVIEW: Deliver Us (2023 Film) - Starring Lee Roy Kunz, Maria Vera Ratti, Alexander Siddig, Jaune Kimmel, and Thomas Kretschmann

Review by Jon Donnis
"Deliver Us," the 2023 religious horror film directed by Lee Roy Kunz and Cru Ennis, delivers a chilling and atmospheric take on the age-old battle between good and evil. With a solid score of 7.5 out of 10, the film successfully combines moody cinematography, practical gore effects, and an intriguing premise to create a compelling viewing experience.

In a Russian convent, Sister Yulia finds herself unexpectedly pregnant with twins, claiming their conception to be immaculate. Prophecies surround these siblings, destined to embody the Messiah and the Antichrist. In response to a perilous threat from the Vox Dei sect, Father Fox and Cardinal Russo journey to Saint Petersburg to safeguard Yulia. Faced with imminent danger, they relocate Yulia to Estonia.

Seeking refuge, the trio lands at a secluded estate owned by Laura, the priest's fiancée, whom he plans to marry following his resignation from the Church. However, the tranquility of their new sanctuary is shattered by a series of bizarre events instigated by the malevolent twin.

As the narrative unfolds, the film skillfully weaves together elements of religious horror, psychological tension, and supernatural occurrences. The story takes unexpected turns as Sister Yulia, Father Fox (Lee Roy Kunz), and Cardinal Russo (Alexander Siddig) navigate the dangerous path laid out by a sect named Vox Dei.

One of the film's strengths lies in its departure from typical jump scares, opting instead for a more methodical and atmospheric approach. This deviation from the norm adds a layer of suspense and fosters a sense of unease throughout the movie. The film successfully relies on building a pervasive atmosphere of distrust, making it a refreshing departure from conventional horror tropes.

The cast, led by Lee Roy Kunz as Father Fox and Maria Vera Ratti as Sister Yulia, delivers commendable performances. The chemistry between the characters contributes to the film's emotional impact, particularly as the story explores the complexities of faith, family, and destiny. However, the lack of a strong villain is a noticeable flaw that diminishes the overall impact of the narrative.

Visually, "Deliver Us" is a treat, boasting a stunning backdrop and cinematography that enhances the film's eerie atmosphere. The practical gore effects are executed with finesse, adding a visceral and unsettling quality to the horror elements. The tantalizing blend of cinematic beauty and a promising premise keeps the audience engaged, even when the character development falls short.

While "Deliver Us" may not break new ground in the religious horror genre, it successfully captures the essence of classics like "The Omen" and introduces its own unique twists. With its effective atmospheric tension, visually striking scenes, and a blend of horror elements, the film earns its 7.5 out of 10 rating. Despite some shortcomings in character development and the absence of a formidable antagonist, "Deliver Us" remains a worthy addition to the horror genre, offering a satisfying and chilling experience for fans of the macabre.

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Wednesday 15 November 2023

SHORT FILM REVIEW: Alleviate (2023) - Starring Darren Kent


'Living in the shadows of unthinkable loss, one man seeks solace from the one person who knows him best, his future self.’

Director Daniel Keeble: "It is a complex story dealing with profound and unimaginable guilt, and with only one character to focus on, it was down to Darren to deliver...and, boy, did he deliver. We wanted questions before we had answers, we wanted the isolation and emptiness take hold of the audience, and for things to only resolve as we reach the finale.

'Alleviate' is a film about existential crisis; an unbelievable and cathartic journey through profound grief for a man, and his future self, on a desperate attempt to alleviate the pain for his wife. I'm so proud of what we were able to capture on film while Darren was still with us.

This is much his film as it is ours.”

Darren Kent lived with osteoporosis, arthritis, and a skin disorder before his death on 11 August 2023, at the age of 36.

Review by Jon Donnis

For a 14 minute film, this truly is an incredible performance, from Darren Kent, who as mentioned above is no longer with us.

Darren plays the character of Michael, a man dealing with loss, with unbelievable guilt, as he talks to himself, to try to make sense of what has happened.

This is one of those performances that just feels real, you feel like you are watching real life.

As it is only a short film, I do not want to say too much, as it would only spoil it. But this is one short film you should make an effort to watch when it is released.

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Tuesday 14 November 2023

REVIEW: Police State (2023 Film) - A Revealing Exploration of Threats to Liberty by filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza

Review by Jon Donnis
Dinesh D'Souza's documentary, "POLICE STATE," serves as a chilling exposé of government power abuses in the U.S., presenting a compelling narrative that delves into the potential risks of a one-party police state. Co-written and co-directed by the award-winning conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, the film skillfully intertwines historical context, eyewitness testimonies, and dramatic re-enactments to build a case against what is portrayed as a coordinated effort by Democrat Party leaders and federal bureaucrats to suppress political opposition.

The documentary commences with a striking reminder of historical one-party police states, drawing parallels to Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Mao's China. This impactful introduction lays the groundwork for the next 90 minutes, during which D'Souza scrutinizes the actions of Democrat Party leaders, federal agencies such as the FBI and the Department of Justice, and their apparent collaboration with the news media, big tech (Facebook and Twitter, pre-Elon Musk era), and wealthy donors.

Utilizing interviews with current and former government officials, whistleblowers from the FBI, conservative figures like Dan Bongino, investigative reporter Peter Schweizer, and politicians such as Congressman Jim Jordan and Senator Rand Paul, the film weaves a narrative suggesting a systematic effort to quash political dissent.

Dramatic re-enactments of FBI raids add a visual and emotional layer to the documentary. The inclusion of personal stories, such as those of pro-life activists and parents targeted for speaking out at school board meetings, humanizes the victims of government overreach, offering perspectives often overlooked by mainstream media.

"POLICE STATE" effectively argues that the pursuit of a one-party police state transcends specific political eras, extending its scrutiny across the presidencies of Obama, Trump, and Biden. The film raises concerns about the weaponization of federal agencies against individuals with opposing political ideologies, emphasizing the impact on Trump, his family, loyalists, Republicans, conservatives, and even ordinary citizens.

This is a thought-provoking and impactful documentary that urges viewers to critically examine the potential dangers of unchecked governmental power.

It is not often that a film hits you on an emotional level, and this film successfully does that because we have become more and more aware to how big government works with and controls the media to only let you see one side.

Much like D'Souza's previous films, this is must see, I rarely throw out the 10 out of 10 score, but this is another one that warrants it.. The critics will either refuse to watch it so they don't have to write about it, or they will just dismiss it. And that is how you know it is must see.

Go watch it, NOW!