Movie Reviews

Spotlight (3/10)

Runtime 2 hours Not for children. If it weren’t for Trumbo and Truth, this would be the most overrated movie of the year. But since ... Full story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (9/10)

  Runtime 144 minutes.   Not for children.   Even if you get all your information from the mainstream media, you have heard about Benghazi. What you ... Full story

The Finest Hours (8/10)

Runtime 117 minutes OK for children   This film starts with Frank Sinatra singing “The Huckle Buck.” I thought I was the only one still ... Full story

The Gift (10/10)

    Runtime 105 minutes. Not for children. If writer, director, co-star Joel Edgerton doesn’t get multiple Oscar® nominations for this, something’s wrong. This is the ... Full story

Woman in Gold (9/10)

Runtime 110 minutes. OK for children. If I had to pick the best actor in the movie business today I wouldn’t have to think twice. ... Full story

The Salt of the Earth (10/10)

Runtime 109 minutes. OK for children. This is not just a wonderful documentary about one of the greatest social photographers of the generation, Sebastiâo Salgado, ... Full story

Merchants of Doubt (7/10)

Runtime 93 minutes.   OK for children.   This is an impressive piece of political propaganda, and I don’t use that as a term of opprobrium. Camouflaged ... Full story

Chappie (8/10)

Runtime 112 minutes. Not for children. I have to admit that this film surprised the heck out of me. I thought it was going to ... Full story

Deli Man (8/10)

Runtime 85 minutes OK for children. In the 1930s there were 5000 Jewish delicatessen restaurants in the United States. Today, according to this film, there ... Full story

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (8/10) Review with Trailer

Runtiime 122 minutes. OK for children. Hollywood meets Bollywood in this sparkling sequel to the 2012 surprise breakout hit, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, based ... Full story

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Michael Gabriel L. Sumast

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Michael Gabriel L. Sumastre is a regular contributor to - an online magazine about photography, technology, visual arts and the myriads of other topics that fall in between. Founded in 2013, Contrastly is a collaboration of several professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, writers and experts from all around the world. The website covers a wide range of topics such as comprehensive photography tutorials, landscape photography, portrait photography, cameras, lenses, photography tips and tricks, among others.