It Happened in L.A.

Creep 2

Three

Justice League

Wexford Plaza

The Best Movie Rooftop Confrontations

Wait For Your Laugh

A Murder in Mansfield

Woodpeckers

Dario van Vree’s Talks Taboos and Tabook

It Happened in L.A.

There’s a well documented impression of the entertainment business in L.A. being full of shallow narcissists whose intentional ignorance is somehow validated by an excess of cash and conspicuous consumption. I promised myself I would never use the word “Kardashian” in a review but if I could they would be the perfect example. The detached … Continued

Creep 2

The first Creep film was something I heard rumblings about upon its initial release in 2015.  I never got around to seeing it, but it was always on my “I’ll get around to it, eventually” watchlist. When I was given the opportunity to review Creep 2, I took this as a perfect reason to play … Continued

Three

In Lou Simon’s revenge thriller, 3, She (Aniela McGuinness) is the victim, It (Mike Stanley) is the perpetrator, and He (Todd Bruno) is justice. It awakens as a prisoner in the basement of a desolate cabin. Enter a masked He focused on one objective: extract a confession from It. And maybe inflict a lot of … Continued

Justice League

When Batman’s ally in fighting crime Commissioner Gordon (J.K. Simmons) expresses surprise that the Caped Crusader is “playing well with others,” he’s indicating why movies featuring superheroes from the DC universe haven’t been as those featuring characters from Marvel. The folks at Warner Bros. seem to mix and match their meta-humans arbitrarily, as if they’ve … Continued

Wexford Plaza

There’s a sense of melancholy, which permeates almost every frame of Joyce Wong’s feature debut Wexford Plaza, giving the movie an added layer of nuance and depth, while exploring familiar terrain. She is careful in setting the location and crafting the characters, avoiding slapstick and obvious humor as the movie progresses. We’ve seen many movies … Continued

The Best Movie Rooftop Confrontations

Over the years, some of the most iconic movie scenes have taken place on rooftops. Maybe it’s the risk of falling off, or the build up to the inevitable showdown at the end. Here are some of the best rooftop confrontations in movie history….

Wait For Your Laugh

In the 80’s, television shows like Match Game, Love Boat, and Hollywood Squares become the final stomping grounds of obscure stars of the past like Paul Lynde, Brett Summers, and Rose Marie. At that time, Rose Marie was the former star of the Dick Van Dyke show and then a regular on Hollywood Squares. “…sheer … Continued

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