SALOUM MOVIE REVIEW
Coming straight outta West Africa, Saloum starts with a coup d’etat, a drug lord, and 3 mercenaries tasked with with transporting said drug lord back to safety. By the 2nd act, shit flips on its head. Written and directed by Jean Luc Herbulot, Saloum is a horror/thriller that never relents. What should be an easy extraction for easy money, turns out to be a fight for survival, against an ancient entity and a pact that keeps the peace. Everything is constantly moving and evolving, with our 3 mercs in the middle of it. Matt, Lewayne, and Chad join us for today’s review. With references to many action movies, Saloum is an easy watch for such a good movie.
DIRECTED BY: Jean Luc Herbulot
STARRING: Yann Gael, Roger Sallah, Mentor Ba, Evelyne Ily Juhen, Bruno Henry, Marielle Salmier, Babacar Oualy, Ndiaga Mbow, Cannabasse, Renaud Farah, Alvina Karamoko
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
Matt Foster (Screener Squad)
Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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