Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Knives Out

“I think everyone enjoys a nice murder… provided he is not the victim.” -Alfred Hitchcock It’s the sign of a strong storyteller when they can take the subject of murder, a topic I think we can all agree is a bit morbid, and somehow make it funny. Rian Johnson is not only capable of creating […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ford v Ferrari

“My proudest moments are beating Ferrari for the World Championship in 1965, and working with Ford to win Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.” -Carroll Shelby What does it mean to go fast? For Carroll Shelby and his friend Ken Miles it meant everything. It meant freedom, freedom from worry over nothing beyond the car […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Midway

I want to preface this review by saying the true story from which this film is based is nothing short of amazing and profound. The actions taken to retaliate after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor are absolutely heroic and at times tragic. Their bravery is inspirational and their memories should be carried on for […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Doctor Sleep

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” -Stephen King, The Shining Doctor Sleep is technically a sequel to the film version of The Shining and of the book but with two drastically different approaches to the same story how does someone continue the story in the […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator has always been an odd duck, having two classic films followed by absolute garbage. When the bad far outweighs the good most would agree it’s time to hang things up. But then you wouldn’t be Hollyweird, land of beating a dead horse to a pulp. I think it took so many half assed efforts […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Motherless Brooklyn

Like any genre film, having an original voice can be a tricky thing to pull off. Film noir is no different having its many clichés to either avoid or make your own. The voiceover of the main protagonist as he audibly navigates a world he’s disgusted by. The dame finding herself in over her head. […]Read More

Dolemite Is My Name: Nerdlocker Movie Review #2

“I wanna let you know that Dolemite is my name, and fuckin’ up motherfuckers is my game.” – Rudy Ray Moore aka Dolemite After what feels like a lifetime of box office bombs not even Adam Sandler can comprehend, it seems as if the long-awaited return to form for Eddie Murphy is finally upon us. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Lighthouse

After a debut like The Witch, Robert Eggers’ follow-up was one to keep an eye out for. Well here we are with his sophomore creation, The Lighthouse. If there’s anything concrete that I can say about Eggers it’s that as a filmmaker he is as fearless as they come. Nothing about his now two films […]Read More

My Favorite Movies: The Departed (2006)

“When I was your age, they would say you could become cops or criminals; today what I’m saying to you is this: When facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?” – Frank Costello In 2006 I went to the theater to see a movie I had heard good things about and thought the trailer looked […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

“Snooch to the mother fucking Nooch!” – Jay of Jay and Silent Bob Kevin Smith is a part of pop culture whether you like it or not. For whatever reason his infantile, crude, outlandish humor has captured the attention of fat bearded dudes the world over for a quarter of a century now. Seriously if […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Gemini Man

Gemini Man feels a bit like the concept of cloning a famous actor was conceived and then out of necessity they pieced together some semblance of a story. The story unfortunately is one we’ve seen, heard, smelled, farted, and experienced time and time again. A story I might add that has never made sense to […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: JOKER

“I’m dancing to the music of the madness inside me.” -George C Wolfe The actors chosen to don the infamous clown makeup is nearly as convoluted a story as the mysterious past of the clown prince himself. From Cesar Romero to now Joaquin Phoenix the path to the most recent interpretation of the character is […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: 3 From Hell

“I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing. I was born with the evil one standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ad Astra

“Always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne Ad Astra is a sprawling epic stretched to the farthest reaches of our galaxy in search of the unknown. It is immense in scope and consequence as it ponders our place in the universe. However […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: IT: Chapter Two

Sequels are a tricky thing to figure out. Often bigger isn’t always better. Often the sequel is devoid of something specific that made the first so special, a soul, a heart. The best you can usually hope for, realistically, is what we have here with IT: Chapter Two. To be fair to everyone who made […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Every now and then a special film pops up out of nowhere. This year’s surprise is undoubtedly The Peanut Butter Falcon. I mean, with a title like that how can you go wrong? This is a pure, heartwarming story inside and out, from the film plot itself to everything that led to its creation. The […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Angel Has Fallen

Sometimes a movie just works. It doesn’t really have any business doing so but it does. Everything about this Fallen franchise is mindless and ridiculous and yet I keep coming back for every new one. Olympus, London, and now Angel Has Fallen completes a trilogy starring Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, the Terminator of Secret […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Ready or Not

Ready or Not is a great example of a film working on every level. From the film itself and all that it entails which I will get to in a minute. Particularly I want to bring up the marketing for it which can often make or break a movie. You can have the biggest A-list […]Read More