Chase Gifford

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

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Velvet Buzzsaw

Dan Gilroy, director of the acclaimed, Oscar nominated thriller, Nightcrawler, returns with his latest trek into literal madness with art horror, aptly named Velvet Buzzsaw. Apt for the simple fact that one thing can be more than what meets the eye. If given a chance, people can show different sides to themselves; something as lush […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Serenity

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” -Phaedrus After reading numerous reviews I knew I had to see Serenity for myself; good or bad, great or awful I had to experience what the critics were losing their minds over. […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Glass

“You know what the scariest thing is? To not know your place in this world. To not know why you’re here. That’s just an awful feeling. I almost gave up hope. There were so many times I questioned myself. But I found you. So many sacrifices, just to find you. Now that we know who […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Upside

Brief rant, please bear with me for a moment… One thing I feared as I started reviewing films on a regular basis was that my love for film would disappear and I would become someone that can only view film in a formulaic manner, an emotionless response to cinematic content. Film is made with passion, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Bird Box

So many movies have companion pieces that are completely unrelated yet have everything to do with one another. Volcano/Dante’s Peak, Armageddon/Deep Impact and so on; all released within a two year period, seriously. For some reason Hollyweird drops all their liquid diarrhea at once in some kind of middle finger to competing studios, I really […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Welcome to Marwen

This is a film that has left me a bit conflicted. On one hand the story is fascinating and the man that inspired the film is someone that should be known. On the other hand the approach to the story, to animate the world that Mark Hogancamp has created took me out of the seriousness […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Aquaman

The DCEU is a limping animal that needs to be put out of our misery. Wonder Woman is a shining beacon in an otherwise dismal, half-hearted endeavor that refuses to re-examine itself and maybe, just maybe consider that things have fallen off the rails. Justice League and Batman v. Superman are so off target it […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

“With great power comes great responsibility.” -Stan Lee (R.I.P.) I’ve always felt that Spider-Man is one of the most inspirational characters in the MARVEL-verse. So much of what the other superheroes embody is a sense of confidence. They believe they are necessary, for the most part. Spider-Man and all of his true identities (Peter Parker, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Roma

Alfonso Cuarón is an auteur with the films he creates but that has never been more true than with his latest and most personal project, Roma. In 2013, Cuarón’s previous project Gravity took the cinematic world by storm earning ten Oscar nominations. Now five years later he has created a film arguably more personal to […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

The Jungle Book story is becoming just like the Robin Hood franchise; it’s so-called refreshed approaches all end up achieving the same exact thing. And to be perfectly honest none of it is that interesting, at least not enough to warrant repeated attempts at the same damn thing. The 1967 cartoon version is a fun, […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Creed II

Creed II is a great example of a formulaic storyline still managing to be effective. With strong enough character progression and a focused story the clichés don’t feel so overwhelming. Director Steven Caple Jr. and his screenwriters know all too well that a boxing film not only will but must contain the usual suspects in […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Widows

The mark of a true filmmaker is their ability to adapt their own style to any genre and make it something special. Steve McQueen is proving he is fully capable of this as he jumps from a prison biopic with Hunger to a historically accurate portrayal of American slavery with 12 Years a Slave with […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Instant Family

A comedy with heart and a message is always a welcome thing and Instant Family is exactly what it needs to be. If you watch this movie like any other comedy it can come off as disposable, popcorn cinema forgotten as soon as the credits roll. That would be the opinion of someone who missed […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Overlord

Say what you will about the man, J.J. Abrams has a knack for creating interesting new properties. They may not all be winners (The Cloverfield Paradox) but at least he believes in creating new ideas, even when the properties are older than me (Star Wars, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible) he always manages a new, interesting […]Read More