I am back with another Ricky’s Review Round-Up, where I share my reviews of The Infernal Machine, Do Revenge and Love is Blind: After the Altar.
The Infernal Machine
In Select Theaters and On Digital September 23, 2022
The Infernal Machine is a psychological thriller highlighted by an incredible performance by Guy Pearce. Pearce has a ton of dialogue and screentime to himself which he takes advantage of with his veteran-like presence that makes you wonder what in the world is going on in the movie. In addition, composer Nathaniel Levisay’s elevated the film with his perfect score. Another stand-out is Alex Pettyfer, one of my favorite actors from whom I hope to see more in more prominent roles. Overall, The Infernal Machine follows the same beats of Margaux in being a fun little b-movie that you can throw on and enjoy.
Streaming on Netflix today
Jennifer Kaytin Robinson delivers the goods with a cheeky revenge thriller with great twists and turns. The writing of each of these characters stands out because you either relate to or feel empathy for them at some point and time. It all comes to life with two fantastic performances by Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke. The duo is lights out throughout this film, making me want about twenty more of these films. Also, it was nice to see Sarah Michelle Gellar on the big screen again. WATCH THIS ONE!
Love is Blind: After the Altar Season 2
Yes, I am a massive fan of the Love is Blind reality show and I can’t wait for season three of the series coming next month. In After the Altar, we saw some insane things go down, from the relationship between Jarrette and Iyanna struggling to the point where she moved out to the neverending drama of Shayne (I am Team Shayne) and Natalie and the flourishing relationship between Deepti and Kyle. Honestly, I had a blast with these three episodes, including all the drama that came with them. It only excited me more for the new season, but my goodness, none of the couples ended up together and Deepti and Kyle started a relationship to find out they were no longer together. Is Love really Blind? Who knows.