Must See Movie Releases of the Week (Feb. 27)


One of the better mystery dramas of 2018 is this film. A terrific cast lead by Logan Lerman who plays (Sidney Hall) a brilliant young writer who gains fame and then mysteriously disappears. The story goes back and forth in time and follows Hall’s unexpected rise and high school romance, all the way to his mysterious disappearance years later. Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning play intricate supporting characters.

This movie is so interesting and had my attention, even though at times it is a little hard to follow with the back and forth switching timelines. Ironically, to me it plays out a bit like a novel. Very few actors can shine and take on the life of one character at three different stages of his characters life, but Logan Lerman does it flawlessly. Writer and director Shawn Christensen crafts this movie so intricately. Every scene matters and has a purpose. The characters are all given a life of their own to disclose and uncover. Well written and directed with crisp cinematography. The twists and turns always lead to a payoff and don’t leave you disappointed. There isn’t a reason you shouldn’t see The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.

Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: