Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

By Nathan Richard Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri floored me. Director Martin McDonagh’s latest magnificently handles mature and relevant topics and themes, and it is one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. To begin, Frances McDormand is flat-out phenomenal here; she gives a tour-de-force performance that will definitely be recognized come Oscar time. Sam Rockwell is equally fantastic and gives the best performance of … Continue reading Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

By Andrew Haas When it comes to the standalone films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Thor movies tend to be low on people’s rankings. This isn’t to say that these movies about the god of thunder are terrible. Thor (2011) is a decent fish-out-of-water story that features an epic mythology, but while Thor: The Dark World (2013) has its moments, many people thought it … Continue reading Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

By Andrew Haas When people hear the names Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, they often associate the two with the iconic songs they wrote for Disney animated classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. But before they were the biggest songwriters of the Disney Renaissance, they started in theatre, where they turned a low budget Roger Corman B-movie about a man-eating … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

Review: “Einstein-Rosen”

By Kyle Wooldridge As you may remember, about two weeks ago I reviewed the Comedy Shorts Program at the Heartland Film Festival. In that review, I mentioned that there were technical difficulties with the screening of the short “Einstein-Rosen” and that I couldn’t give it a fair review. Fortunately, the director of the short, Olga Osorio, saw my review and contacted us at The Reel Deal. … Continue reading Review: “Einstein-Rosen”

Review: ‘That Trip We Took With Dad’

By Michael Smith This has been a very hard movie for to me to review. This was the first film I saw at Heartland this year and my review for it has gone through the most revisions. When I first saw That Trip We Took With Dad, I enjoyed it but had a few issues. As I have reflected on it more, though, I have … Continue reading Review: ‘That Trip We Took With Dad’