Synchronic Blu-ray Review


  • Director : Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
  • Actors : Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Katie Aselton
  • Media Format : Dolby, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Run time : 1 hour and 41 minutes
  • Release date : January 26, 2021
  • MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
  • Studio : Well Go Usa
  • Number of discs : 1


        The news that indi filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have just been hired as directors for a new Marvel show on Disney Plus shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has seen Synchronic, particularly after having followed the progression of their career prior to their latest low budget science fiction thriller. There are distinct differences in their latest film, most notably being the casting of name actors and an unambiguous sci-fi premise. This is easily their most accessible film, and at times it feels like a calling card to Hollywood to prove that it is possible to make Christopher Nolan films with a fraction of the budget and half the plot holes.


Max Cloud Blu-ray Review


  • Director : Martin Owen
  • Actors : Scott Adkins, Tommy Flanagan, John Hannah, Lashana Lynch
  • Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
  • MPAA rating : Not Rated
  • Media Format : Dolby, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Run time : 1 hour and 29 minutes
  • Release date : January 19, 2021
  • Language : English (DTS 5.1)
  • Studio : Well Go Usa


         Campiness used to be a kind way to justify the enjoyment of poor filmmaking, but now it is an intentional stylistic choice. Max Cloud is so over-the-top that one hopes it to be an example of the latter, but the intention of the campiness does not equate to quality or enjoyment of it. And it does not equate to originality, which this film has little of. The budget is obviously low, but it doesn’t take a lot of money for halfway decent humor.