Descendant

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Provided by: International Digital center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon I can’t tell you how many of the over 250 films I’ve seen and reviewed this year I knew next to nothing about. Often, I just get the little blurb that the streamer provides, and that’s probably the most problematic part of this film for me. I felt like it wasn’t what it was supposed to be, but I’m not sure that the filmmakers have any control over that. Descendant was marketed with the hook being about this slave … Continue reading Descendant

Wendell and Wild

Where I Watched It: Netflix Audio Description provided by: International Digital Center Written By: Liz gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon I know most critics just hop in and do their thing, but I’m not them. I have to admit, there are moments even with terrific audio description, that i still find things where I get more depressed than excited or elated, because my inability to visually see something, or participate in the way I would have been able to a few years ago is now totally different becomes apparent in something. Here, I’m aware Wendell and Wild is a Henry … Continue reading Wendell and Wild

The School For Good And Evil

Where I Watched It: Netflix Audio Description Provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Betty Capone Narrated By: Sri Gordon Netflix is obviously chasing the next big YA adaptation, as they are throwing everything they have at this super similar, but just different enough adventure that you may have felt like you’ve seen before. To do this, they recruited Paul Feig, and based on his previous work, ranging from Freaks and Geeks to Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters, Feig’s style is entirely not here. This feels more like a film directed by perhaps Ava Duvernay, as I felt more of her Wrinkle … Continue reading The School For Good And Evil

A Jazz Man’s Blues

Where I Watched it: Netflix Audio Description Provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon It’s a Tyler Perry film. For those of you who have stumbled onto this review, this website, and are hoping for me to expound upon this project in any sort of way, please remember that I am a white blind film critic. While i believe that there are themes that are universal in every film, and we should always strive to expand our horizons, and I have no problem watching films full of people who are not me (that would … Continue reading A Jazz Man’s Blues

Love in The Villa

Where I Watched it: Netflix Narration Provided By: international Digital Center Written By: Kathleen Finn Narrated By: Sri Gordon Just in case your immediate reaction following the recent Love and Gelato was that Netflix send yet another American woman to Europe, your prayers are answered. Formulaic doesn’t even begin to describe this Netflix romcom that shamelessly has no qualms about it’s many similarities to Letters To Juliet, including having our lead character, Julie (Kat Graham) actually share the name, as well as going to the actual wall. Later on, Julie finds herself entrenched much the same way Amanda Seyfried was. … Continue reading Love in The Villa

Day Shift

Where I Watched it: Netflix Description Provided By: International Digital Center Written By: Dakota Green Narrated By: Sri Gordon It’s well known that Adam Sandler has a development deal with Netflix,through Happy Madison, which explains the insane amount of films he’s produced or starred in that have reached the service. It’s becoming a bit more of a question as to whether or not Jamie Foxx has a netflix deal, because he seems to keep appearing in things that are beneath him, but perhaps just seem like “well, someone will pay me to do this, and I’ve always wanted to.” i … Continue reading Day Shift

Jerry and Marge Go Large

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Provided By: international Digital Center Written By: Liz Gutman Narrated By: Sri Gordon Yes, this is a Paramount Players title, suggesting it was never intended for a theatrical run, which I think was the wrong call. With the theatres starved for product, and the older crowd looking for pictures to go to (like the hit film Elvis), I think that this based on a true story comedy would have done nicely with that crowd. Not huge amounts of money, but probably 30-40M, increasing it’s visibility and profile when it then went … Continue reading Jerry and Marge Go Large

Hustle

Starring: Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, Jaleel White, Ben Foster, Heidi Gardner, and introducing Juancho Hernangomez. Also featuring dozens of cameos from current and former NBA players and coaches. Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Description Provided By: International Digital Center Description Written By: Dakota Green Narrated By: Sri Gordon The Plot: A respected basketball scout (Sandler) gets the promotion he’s been hoping for, to finally be a coach when the manager (Duvall) for the 76ers offers him an assistant coach spot. But that dream is quickly dashed when tragedy finds … Continue reading Hustle