Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

I don’t care what genre of film it is, if a story doesn’t have well written characters then the story simply falls apart. With well written characters and a talented cast, This is Where I Leave You is not only entertaining and highly facetious; it is arguably, most importantly, heartfelt. There is a genuine attempt […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Drop

The ground treaded here is well-worn and well-traveled but what The Drop proves is that despite an already heavily trafficked road, new scenery is still awaiting to be discovered. All it takes to make something like the crime genre feel fresh although familiar is a well-crafted script and a top-notch cast to bring some real […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Boyhood

It’s unfortunate when an actor or filmmaker gets pigeonholed into one specific type of role or genre of film. Often times, though, when they break out of the usual we see a true talent shine. This isn’t to say Richard Linklater has in anyway been held back like this; I’m simply saying that if you […]Read More

Nerdlocker TV Review: The Killing

A slow-burning, dramatic thriller with top tier writing, The Killing is on a level that all cop dramas should strive for. Unfortunately due to the wave of ADD sweeping over this country, everyone gave up on this show after season one. The first two seasons revolve around the story of one girl’s murder and the […]Read More

Movie Review: Lucy

From the mind of such classics like The Professional and The Fifth Element, Luc Besson brings us, Lucy. I had read other reviews prior to seeing this and one overlapping similarity they almost all shared was that they seemed to really sell the film short. It’s advertised and reviewed as a bizarre actioner but from […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Deliver Us from Evil

This had so much promise. From the director of the highly disturbing film Sinister, Scott Derrickson brings us Deliver Us from Evil, a trek into a land filled with generic horror movie clichés that will have you laughing and rolling your eyes simultaneously. As I exited the theater with my friend we began to pick […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Hellion

The idea here is that if someone is acting out, behaving unfavorably, we as a society must realize there may be something behind these disparaging actions. There is to some degree a legitimate reason for their conduct. In this case the kid, who is a rowdy, mischievous, and trouble making person (an adolescent which is […]Read More

Nerdlocker TV Review: FARGO

The depravity and inhumanness of all that made the film great rears up its ugly face yet again with this FX series. Set in the same universe as the film, but connected through different elements, this series is every bit as dark as its motion picture counterpart. Much like the movie, the series with the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Film Review: Under the Skin

This kind of art is a rarity in modern cinema. The average movie goer wants a spoon feeding when it comes to their ideal movie. I don’t mean this as an insult; I am simply trying to convey that this particular film is unlike most anything else and a majority will find it to be […]Read More

Nerdlocker Music Review: VOID by Vanna

Pure Noise Records Presents: VOID From: VANNA I could say that I won’t be biased when I write this but that would just be a damn blatant lie. This Boston bred band is one of my all-time favorite musical acts and to pretend I won’t judge their new album accordingly would be dishonest and I […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Rover

From start to finish the desert, the heat and the unceasing amount of flies envelope this film, and it’s captured so well it almost feels as if you are a part of this desolate world. Unforgiving is the single word I would use to describe The Rover. Nothing about this, not the main characters and […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

Lightning does not strike the same point twice; they captured it once with 21 Jump Street. Can they actually do something impressive like capture it again? Yes they can and they certainly did so! Rarely are sequels ever as good as the first, much less better, but it does happen. With many of the main […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Chef

Simply through word of mouth, this small film went from playing in a mere two cities to now playing on over 1,300 screens across the nation. When I read this I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about and I am so happy I did. Chef could very well be a […]Read More

Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow

If you can put aside your opinion of Tom Cruise’s eccentric exploits, you might just realize he is still a talented actor and an equally impressive action star. Even at the age of 51 he still manages to execute his own stunts with impressive efficiency, and with Edge of Tomorrow he truly sticks the landing. I […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Locke

The premise: A man in his car on the way to a specific location; along the way he makes many phone calls alluding to his destination. That’s it. The entire run time is spent in this car as this man’s life falls apart over the phone. If I had never seen movies like Buried, this […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: God’s Pocket

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eddie Marsan, John Turturro, and Richard Jenkins; with a cast like this you expect greatness, but as with the recently released star-filled war film The Monuments Men proved, it doesn’t always work out like you would hope. This is a drama or comedy or dramedy or crime movie, I can’t accurately tell […]Read More