Scorched Earth

Marigold the Matador

The Gardener

On Chesil Beach

Deadpool 2

Lloyd Kaufman Goes From Festival to Fascism

Cartel 2045

Landing Up

Legion of Doom

Bodied

Scorched Earth

Mad Max was released in 1979 (1980 in North America) and since then has spawned three sequels, multiple comics, and has influenced most, if not all, desert-set post-apocalyptic action-thrillers. So when a film in that genre is released, it is not much of a surprise that it echoes aspects of that popular Australian franchise. The … Continued

Marigold the Matador

  Magic realism, a genre where the waking and dream worlds seamlessly overlap, has been a staple of Latin American literature for decades. Some of the region’s most lauded authors, from Gabriel García Márquez to Isabel Allende, have utilized its techniques to add other wordly dimensions and depth to their expansive work. In cinema, however, … Continued

The Gardener

Early on in The Gardener, one observer attempts to explain Frank Cabot’s penchant for creating and developing the expansive, sumptuously detailed garden at his estate, Les Quatre Vents, in Quebec, Canada. “Geniuses are a little mad,” she says. “If he hadn’t had a lot of money, you might have said he was.” Cabot, who he … Continued

On Chesil Beach

On paper, On Chesil Beach appears to possess all the trappings of a lasting British period romance. It’s positioned in a picturesque seaside setting, based on Booker-nominated source material, helmed by a decorated theatre director (Dominic Cooke), and fronted by talented, charismatic leads. However, the film can’t help but feel emotionally stunted, too indecisive to … Continued

Deadpool 2

On Marc Maron’s podcast WTF, Josh Brolin says that in all the years he’s made a living as a thespian, no actor has been better suited to play a role than Ryan Reynolds at playing Wade Wilson, the “Merc with a Mouth.” While actors always say nice things about each other when they have movies … Continued

Lloyd Kaufman Goes From Festival to Fascism

From Festival to Fascism is a short documentary detailing Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment’s unsettling experience at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Troma and Lloyd Kaufman have been flamboyant participants at the Cannes Film Festival since 1971. But, as the 2018 Cannes Film Festival wraps up, Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment recall their unpleasant visit … Continued

Cartel 2045

Its the year 2045. war on drugs in Mexico has escalated as a ruthless drug Cartel use robots to enforce their operations. Cartel 2045 is a new action thriller from writer-director Chris Le bringing us his first directorial bow on a feature film. The setting: Juarez Mexico, the year 2045. Trump’s wall is nowhere to … Continued

Landing Up

In Landing Up, viewers get a glimpse at the lengths two young homeless women will go to in search of shelter. Chrissie (Stacey Maltin) and Cece (E’dena Hines) pull con jobs (and other kinds of “jobs”) on unassuming guys sitting alone at the bar, itching for some female companionship. Sexual favors serve as their currency. … Continued

Legion of Doom

Legion Of Doom is not a superhero or comic book movie. Philip (Gerry Galli) is discussing how much he hates film school for teaching him things he already knows and therefore putting him into debt for no reason at all. He goes on to describe that once he finishes this, whether Philip drops out or … Continued

Bodied

Although its title sounds like it belongs to a zombie flick, Joseph Kahn’s (Torque, Detention) Bodied is an unrelenting portrait of race relations in contemporary America. The film uses the arena of battle rap culture as its setting, but it has just as much in common thematically with All About Eve as it does 8 … Continued