||Locked Up (2017) - Jun 09, 2021
"The film has few redeeming qualities. It is badly written (which is probably its smallest problem), has atrocious acting and some of the most uninspired line delivery that I have seen, alongside nondescript screen presence by virtually all the actors. This is coupled with poor casting throughout where even the main lead and villains feel dramatically miscast for a b-movie female prison flick. In its defense, the story flows with a decent pace and it makes sense. "
||She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) - May 17, 2021
"Of Ford's Cavalry trilogy I enjoyed Fort Apache more. The Yellow Ribbon is a tad too sentimental and all the loose ends, plot and dramatic elements tie too nicely (and unrealistically) in the end. The ensemble cast is great with pretty much the same actors being present here as in Ford Apache, with the notable absence of Henry Fonda and Shirley Temple. The imagery is pretty, the story is solid, and the film has a good pace and overall execution, as one would expect from a John Ford flick."