4×4 MOVIE REVIEW
From Argentine writer-director Mariano Cohn comes “4X4”, a slick little thriller with a pulpy premise and a luxury SUV that is to die for – literally. Ciro (Peter Lanzani) is a lowlife thief who spots a 4X4 SUV parked on the street of a rough neighborhood. Ciro breaks into the car, steals the radio and anything else of value, then proceeds to vandalize the back seat just to amuse himself. He stops laughing though when he realizes the car’s security system has trapped him inside. It turns out, this is no ordinary SUV. The walls of the car are reinforced, the interior is soundproof, and the windows are both bulletproof and mirrored. No one can see or hear Ciro as he screams for help. Nobody that is, except the owner of the car, a Dr. Ferrari (Dady Brieva) who has customized the SUV with the express purpose of teaching thieves like Ciro a deadly lesson. Fans of single location thrillers like “Phone Booth”, “The Glass Coffin”, and “Buried” will appreciate how much mileage 4X4 gets out of a car interior and a small stretch of city street. The SUV won’t move, but it’s still going to be a bumpy ride for Ciro, claustrophobics, and any viewers with a fear of being trapped in a car. Our own pit crew of manic mechanics JaMarco, Doggett, Spider-Mike and Marco kick the tires and let you know whether this movie is a steal or a lemon.
DIRECTED BY: Mariano Cohn
STARRING: Peter Lanzani, Dady Brieva, Luis Brandoni, Noelia Castaño, Gustavo Rodríguez
Jamarco Shaw (Screener Squad)
Musician. Screenwriter. IMDB trivia page miraculously brought to life. These are a few ways to adequately describe Jamarco Shaw. Born on the southside of Houston, TX, Jamarco (or Marco, as he’s affectionately named, and NEVER Marco Polo) developed a lifelong love for everything pop culture ever since he was running around in his Blue Ranger Underoos. It wasn’t until a five-year detour in Burbank that he discovered that this love would inspire a passion for years to come. When he’s not raving about cinematography and Spider-Verse, he’s been known to make hip hop instrumentals to pass the time. He aspires to join the ranks of such great Renaissance Men as Donald Glover, John Cassavetes, and Jamie Foxx, but until then, you can catch him trying to make sense of whatever Christopher Nolan just released.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
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