A Murder in Mansfield

Woodpeckers

Dario van Vree’s Talks Taboos and Tabook

Darkest Hour

Podcast Tosses Around Godzilla VS Marvel VS DC VS Star Wars

The Mighty Atom

The Story of 90 Coins

What Would a Twin Peaks Spin-Off Look Like?

The Woman Who Left

Falsified

A Murder in Mansfield

At one point in A Murder in Mansfield, Collier Landry, a sensitive L.A. dude with gelled hair, flips through his childhood diary. One line catches his eye: “When I grow up I would like to be a lawyer.” Laughingly noting that this did not come to fruition––Landry works today as a Hollywood cinematographer––the youthful aspiration … Continued

Woodpeckers

Prison film is a subgenre that most likely overlaps with the drama and action genres, requiring a great dose of originality and exciting moments to subsist, taking into account the recurrent exploration of the topic. Classic titles like Le Trou, A Man Escaped, Papillon and The Shawshank Redemption are among the most coveted ones, but … Continued

Dario van Vree’s Talks Taboos and Tabook

Dario van Vree has an eye for the weird. But in a good way. Following his animation studies at the prestigious KASK academy in Belgium, Dario has undertaken animated projects that, well, certainly catch your eye. Combining cute character design along with what some might describe as salacious, he’s able to marry the two into … Continued

Darkest Hour

While star Gary Oldman has received a lot of publicity for how completely he’s transformed himself into World War II British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the main reason to catch Darkest Hour is to see the forceful, spellbinding orator presented as a human being. These days, Churchill is seen as a prescient thinker who fought … Continued

Podcast Tosses Around Godzilla VS Marvel VS DC VS Star Wars

Marvel movies! DC films! Star Wars stories! And the Godzilla-King Kong connected universe is on the way. Where is it all going? And is it even worth your time? Recorded LIVE at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, our star-studded panel seriously addresses the “State of Geek Cinema.” But in a fun way. So, is … Continued

The Mighty Atom

Steven Greenstein’s film about his father, Joseph Greenstein documents the life of a man who started as a sickly tubercular child and wound up as a famous strongman performer who built a career out of amazing feats of physical strength as The Mighty Atom.   I have always been fascinated by sideshow performers and with … Continued

The Story of 90 Coins

Michael Wong’s The Story of 90 Coins tells a contemporary fable about the promise of love. Wang Yuyang (Dongjun Han) is in love with aspiring fashion designer Chen Wen (Zhuang Zhiqi). But Wen struggles over choosing a love-struck suitor over her burgeoning career. Increasingly impatient, Yuyang gives the relationship with Wen one final chance. Yuyang … Continued

What Would a Twin Peaks Spin-Off Look Like?

Fire walk with me! The Twin Peaks Showtime reboot was a roaring success and had viewers drawn back into the kooky and the spooky going on in the little town in Washington that was made famous in the 1990s with the murder of Laura Palmer. The reboot came spilling out of the pen of David … Continued

The Woman Who Left

Filipino drama The Woman Who Left is no easy watching, requiring redoubled concentration and considerable amounts of patience from the viewers to be fully absorbed. Reinforcing his statute of cult director, Lav Diaz (Norte, The End of History; From What is Before) was awarded with the Venice Golden Lion with this peculiar, classic-style revenge tale, … Continued

Falsified

Straight-laced family man Javier Baena (Ashley Tabatabai) confronts the man, who has been stalking his family for months. Baena’s stalker, a disheveled Henry Mercer (Mitchell Mullen), has a life-shattering secret. Director Stefan Fairlamb’s Falsified is inspired by Los Ninos Robados, Spain’s stolen baby scandal. During the 1930’s and 1980’s more than 300,000 children were stolen … Continued