Chase Gifford

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

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

Movie Review: Joe

After a more-than-long-enough hiatus from dramatic storytelling, director David Gordon Green returns to form with Joe. The direction is very similar to his previous effort, Prince Avalanche (that I reviewed),  in which the acting and story are most important. There are no fancy angles or unnecessary fast cuts to get notice; this works off of […]Read More

Movie Review: ENEMY

My anticipation for this film was beginning to annoy me; it seemed to be released everywhere with the exception of where I live. Anyway, I finally had the opportunity to see Enemy and my mind is absolutely blown! As the trailer plays it makes mention that Denis Villeneuve, the director of the phenomenal Prisoners, also […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Sabotage

After David Ayer brought the world End of Watch, a visceral, captivating and very violent police drama, I was rather excited to see what he brought us next. It turns out that his next is Sabotage and it doesn’t exactly live up to the same standards that End of Watch set for Ayer. It’s violent […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Blood Ties

When I first saw the trailer for this I immediately thought of another film called We Own the Night which was directed by James Gray. As the beginning credits began to roll for Blood Ties I saw that James Gray actually wrote the screenplay and so the similarities I feared would be plentiful and they […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Noah

If anything can be said about Darren Aronofsky it’s that he chooses the projects he wants and anyone be damned that doesn’t agree with his choices. From the drug induced Requiem for a Dream to the highly dark, twisted and surprisingly entertaining Black Swan, Aronofsky doesn’t really make a quiet movie; that being a film […]Read More

TV REVIEW – True Detective: Anthology Series Season One

Formatted in tone and pace similar to AMC’s The Killing, True Detective is measured and methodical. The writing is clever and nearly every line is priceless. The characters are unique and vivid and, although the basic idea is unoriginal, the final product is new and fresh. Everything about this show is dark and foreboding. Even […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

When the first 300 hit theaters I was rather skeptical about it; thankfully it turned out to be a fantastic action film and, in my opinion, a future classic. It helped establish Zack Snyder as a viable and worthwhile visual director, who of course now is taking on the mammoth sequel, Batman vs. Superman. Now, […]Read More

Film Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Although often melancholy and slow, Inside Llewyn Davis is a wonderful representation of the Coen Brothers still at their best. It has elements of humor and sadness blended in a way that only they could do. It’s an oddly structured film at times, but in order to fully enjoy it you have to trust the […]Read More