Chase Gifford

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"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world"-Jean-Luc Godard

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Justice League

It’s movies like Justice League that make me wish that movies had one of two options and no middle ground, they’re great or they’re awful, JL is neither which makes this all the more difficult to describe. The first question I was asked about it and where I guess I could start is was it […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

It’s films like Blade Runner 2049 that make the unceasing waves of sequel-scum worth the constant eye rolls and negative reviews in hopes of finding something as mesmerizing as this modern masterpiece of science fiction. 2049 is a slow-paced, methodical, sci-fi noir thriller with sudden bursts of shocking violence. It is in that rarified air […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: American Assassin

The last few years have been somewhat of a mixed bag when it comes to action movies. The bad, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the mediocre, The Purge: Election Year, and the downright tragic, Batman v Superman have all plagued us just in the previous two years. Even though these among other shitfests exist there […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: mother!

Darren Aronofsky, the modern day mindbender of mindfuckery cinema strikes again with mother!. I sit here writing these words not having a clue what to say about this movie. From the redeye inducing imagery to the ear-piercing sound design that is a character all its own, mother! is a beast unlike any other. As the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: IT

I hate hype, it’s like an ugly little creature with nothing to offer but disappointment and an indescribable stench lying somewhere between wet dog and a shit it just dropped on the lawn. But every now and then something unexpected happens and that little bastard drops pure gold. IT is that ever elusive golden nugget. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Wind River

The loss of hope can be a powerful motivator. In Wind River the characters face this hopelessness in the form of two paths; a path of righteousness in an attempt to fill a void or a much darker path that leads to nothing but more heartache. In random moments these paths clash and violence erupts […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Atomic Blonde

It is my belief that every genre has the ability to become revered based on quality and execution. Whether it’s comedy or in the case of Atomic Blonde, action, the genre should not inhibit something from becoming the best of its artform. Action films like Tak3n, Transformers (5 or 6 or however many of these […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Dunkirk

For the most part, directors are an unknown for general audiences. They really couldn’t care less. Then there are those whose names nearly overshadow the very movies they helm. Scorsese, Tarantino, Spielberg, and of course Christopher Nolan. I think each of these masters are well known for taking risks and separating themselves from the masses. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming

It’s been fifteen years since Tobey Maguire first donned the Spidey suit. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long already but here we are, fifteen years and far too many reboots later. It took nearly two decades to finally get it right but I can assure you, with the welcome return to MARVEL, Spider-Man: […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Movie trilogies are usually comprised of one or two good films with a weak link dragging the franchise down into mediocrity. Of course this could all come down to nothing more than opinion but in a general consensus format there are the forgettable trinities and there are the legendary ones. For example, in my most […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Baby Driver

Never has music and bank robbery been so symbiotic. Edgar Wright brings his signature fast paced editing and breakneck zoom-ins to the often tired genre of cops and robbers. With interesting characters and a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver is a summer movie for those that know the difference between good entertainment and Transformers. Much like […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: It Comes At Night

‘It’ is scary for one reason, a lack of description. What is it? Where is it? What is it after? Not knowing doesn’t allow for planning and so when fear strikes and It comes, fear turns into desperation and tragedy. A24 has a knack for choosing obscurely structured films that don’t exactly have any intent […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Wonder Woman

The doom and gloom that has plagued the DCEU may, for the time being at least, be over. Yes, the savior of the DC Universe may in fact be a woman. If that bothers you may I suggest an enema and a swift kick in the ass. Finally we have a film that is colorful, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: ALIEN: Covenant

In 1979 a horror classic was born and since its inception nearly every modern sci-fi or horror film has been influenced by ALIEN. After the stellar sequel ALIENS continued the mind blowing that ALIEN started, it’s been nothing less than disappointing in the world of ALIEN. Alien 3 was meddled with so much by the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The juggernaut continues its reign over the movie world and shows no signs of slowing down. Also known as MARVEL, their newest addition to their ever-expanding universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is all but guaranteed to outperform all expectations just as every previous MARVEL film has done before it. I think MARVEL is […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Phoenix Forgotten

Ahh the notion of the found footage film. Judging a “book” by its cover is often unfair but with found footage it’s usually a safe bet. Paranormal Activity, The Last Exorcism, As Above So Below, among so many other epic failures have all but condemned this genre to the depths of automatic judgement. But as […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Free Fire

Free Fire is what would have happened in Reservoir Dogs if they weren’t such “fucking professionals.” Frenetic, darkly hilarious and surprisingly simple, this is in my opinion another win for A24 entertainment as they continue to produce quality films in every genre from horror to comedy and everything in between. (Moonlight won Best Picture which […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: F8: The Fate of the Furious

What can I say at this point? You know what this movie is. You know what to expect from beginning to end. The F&F franchise has become much like a Fortune 500 company; basically it’s such a massive entity that no matter the content it’s impossible for this property to fail. Exhibit A: The Rock […]Read More