Last Flag Flying

Murder on the Orient Express

Never Let Go

Replacing Kevin

The Disaster Artist Wants to Know: Are You Not Dedicated Actor?

Walking Out

LBJ

Eddie Glum

Election Night 2016: Trump Supporters Celebrate in The Mysogynists

Death Waits for No Man

Last Flag Flying

If you were to read the plotlines for most of director Richard Linklater’s movies like Boyhood and Everybody Wants Some!! before seeing them, you’d be justified in anticipating a long, dull slog. Thankfully, the Texas-based filmmaker doesn’t need to jolt viewers with story twists or action scenes to fill his running times. Last Flag Flying … Continued

Murder on the Orient Express

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic,Murder on the Orient Express has nearly … Continued

Never Let Go

Howard J. Ford’s Never Let Go is a fast-paced action thriller about a mother, who is pushed to the limits to find her kidnapped infant daughter. The film starts by drawing attention to the fact that the first three hours are crucial in solving cases of child abduction. Soon, you realize the movie is not … Continued

Replacing Kevin

With more sexual harassment and assault accusations coming to light against Kevin Spacey, director Ridley Scott has decided to do reshoots to erase him from his upcoming (and already completed) film All the Money in the World. He’s recast the role of J Paul Getty to Christopher Plummer and still intends to deliver the film … Continued

The Disaster Artist Wants to Know: Are You Not Dedicated Actor?

James Franco’s film The Disaster Artist is an over-the-top performance by Franco about the making of famously bad and yet still beloved Tommy Wiseau film The Room. One scene has Wiseau rehearsing an actor (Franco’s brother Dave) at a restaurant, encouraging him to go full volume melodrama. A24 Films is promoting The Disaster Artist by encouraging … Continued

Walking Out

Toxic masculinity comes up often lately in the context of equality and civilized behavior: dominance, devaluation of women, extreme self-reliance, and the suppression of emotions. At first glance it would seem that Cal (Matt Bomer), the father in Alex Smith’s father/son film Walking Out is toxic masculinity incarnate. He starts off bloviating about hunting moose … Continued

LBJ

It must’ve been such an oddity for Rob Reiner to direct a movie about President Johnson. Not that it’d be impossible, but considering Reiner’s outspoken progressive beliefs versus the southern liberal games of LBJ, a clash of ideals would occur between biographer and subject. A conflict of respect for a leader and criticism of a … Continued

Eddie Glum

Some movies cannot be adequately explained or categorized, but demand to be experienced for the wholly unique creations they are. Such films don’t always work from a storytelling perspective, but their vision and quirkiness make for an enlightening and fun sit. Any attempt at a story deconstruction of these sojourns compromises the point of their … Continued

Election Night 2016: Trump Supporters Celebrate in The Mysogynists

Election night 2016. Two Trump supporters celebrating in a hotel room with a stocked bar. Booze flows along with glee, apprehension, and dark humor in Onur Turkel’s blistering parody The Misogynists. Starring Dylan Baker, Ivana Milicevic, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Jamie Block, Nana Mensah. The Misogynists is coming to the festival circuit soon!

Death Waits for No Man

The 1945 film Detour is the stuff of Hollywood legend; produced for peanuts and stripped-down to the point that it barely qualifies as feature length, the Edgar G. Ulmer-directed B-movie nevertheless stands as one of the purest and most uncompromising examples of film noir to ever hit the screen. While it’s pointless to speculate as … Continued