Micro-Action Short and Super Funky Pants

By now you’re familiar with the funny, honest and informational movie reviews from Sam Kench and the Brickwall Pictures team, but did you know they also make really quick micro-action shorts semi-regularly to add to the current content on their Youtube channel?  Sam and his team put together a minimal story, with zero budget and…

Hacksaw Ridge: A story of integrity, redemption, and heroism

Redemption At Hacksaw Ridge: The Gripping True Story That Inspired The Movie  is a page-turner that will keep you riveted to your seat while you discover how Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. This dramatic true story of integrity, redemption, and heroism inspires trust, courage, commitment, dedication, and…

Turbo Kid (2015) Review

Sam Kench reviews the 2015 post apocalyptic 80’s throwback Turbo Kid written and directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell , and Yoann-Karl Whissell, and starring Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffrey, and Michael Ironside.     If you think Turbo Kid looks like your cup of tea you can find it on Amazon right here

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang“ is a dark comedy with a strong noir edge mystery about a murderer being pursued by a gay private investigator, a thief mistaken as an actor and his childhood love interest. Though this movie may be enjoyable to the casual movie going audience, it is especially appealing to those well versed…

Film making through cultures

By Sam Kench There are many countries in the world that have their own film industry, but many American kids have only seen a few if any foreign films. There is nothing at all wrong with American movies, but only ever viewing American movies stops people from experiencing the full gamut of styles, tones, and…

Movie Recommendation of the Week #9

The premise of Point Blank isn’t anything terribly original. A man’s wife gets kidnapped and now he’s trying to get her back. While the film isn’t wholly inventive, it is executed well. Be aware that this is more of a soft recommendation than usual. Point blank isn’t great or even very memorable, but it is…

Movie Recommendation of the Week #6

Assault on Precinct 13 For some reason a lot of people seem to think that Halloween was John Carpenter’s first movie. It was actually his 3rd feature length film and it wasn’t even his first great film. Assault on Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s 2nd feature film and it came out in 1976, two years…

Sam’s Movie Recommendation of the Week #4

Reasons to watch It’s a giant monster movie that also manages to be a competent drama. The effects are great. There is a mix of CG and practical effects and all looks very good. Quentin Tarantino named this one of his favorite movies since he became a filmmaker. If that isn’t a big enough recommendation…

Sam’s Movie Recommendation of the Week #1

The Way of the Gun is a criminally underrated action thriller that is one of my all time favorite movies. I’m not sure what it is that kept this movie from achieving the following that it deserves, but hopefully I can do my part and get a couple new people to check it out. REASONS…

The Soon to be Deceased (Original Western Short Film)

I recently released my western short film on youtube titled “The Soon to be Deceased” I wrote, directed, edited, and acted in the short. The other actors in the short are Shaun Hathaway, Andrew Fortier, and Emmett Morrill. Here’s a little written behind the scenes. The Soon to be Deceased was filmed in one day…