Tag is a fun summer comedy about a group of friends who get together during the month of May for a very competitive game. They’ve been playing tag since since 1983 and one player has never been tagged. Set in 2013, Hogan “Hoagie” Malloy (Ed Helms), Randy “Chilli” Cilliano (Jake Johnson), Kevin Sable (Hannibal Buress), Bob Callahan (Jon Hamm), and Jerry Pierce (Jeremy Renner) have gotten together every May for the last 30 years. What makes this…"Tag: You’re It In This Fun Summer Comedy!"
The longtime Arizona Senator and military hero, Senator John McCain, is celebrated in the HBO documentary, John McCain: For Whom The Bells Toll. I hesitate to use the word celebrated but given the senator’s cancer diagnosis, it’s a better term to use than “profile.” Family, friends, and colleagues share their thoughts on McCain’s life and work habits in his bittersweet documentary. In airing the documentary while he’s still alive, it gives the senator an opportunity…"John McCain: For Whom The Bells Toll"
The recent documentary, Mountain, gets into a deeper explanation of why people become so adventurous in reaching the summit. Mountain is a unique documentary in that it’s an actual collaboration. Rather than a single documentary filmmaker come up with the idea to make the film, it’s one that came as a result of Australian Chamber Orchestra artistic director Richard Tognetti. Without Tognetti approaching BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, we don’t get Mountain at all. Without Peedom, we…"Mountain: A Captivating Documentary"
Mixing work and romance, the STEM-focused Freelancers Anonymous puts women front and center in this Chicago-set modern-day screwball comedy. Some people love their jobs while other people dread leaving for the office in the morning. For Billie (Lisa Cordileone), she is finally at the point where she is unable to keep doing it any longer. She comes to a decision while giving a presentation and walks out. The problem with making this decision is that she’s engaged…"Frameline 2018: Freelancers Anonymous"
Superfly re-imagines the original 1972 crime drama for a new generation of film goers. Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson) doesn’t let his work define who he is as a person. He works with a lot of violent people, including Sno Patrol, but he doesn’t kill. He absolutely refuses to kill. This is what makes him a better person when compared to the likes of Sno Patrol. Priest is in a polyamorous relationship with both Georgia (Lex…"Superfly: An Update For A New Generation"
Leon Vitale could have had a solid career working as an actor. Instead, the young actor would go on to become Stanley Kubrick’s right hand man. His story is told in Filmworker. One role in a film can make a big difference in a career. In the case of Leon Vitali’s career, this couldn’t be more true. Director Stanley Kubrick selected the British television actor to play the part of Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon. The…"Filmworker: A Tribute to Stanley Kubrick"
Taking place almost immediately after the first film, The Incredibles 2 may just be the best Pixar sequel ever. When The Incredibles first came out in November 2004, the superhero genre was not as saturated as it is now. To bring the family of superheroes back some fourteen years later meant that writer-director Brad Bird had to deliver, what with the current market being what it is. This is a good problem to have. It…"The Incredibles 2 May Be The Best Pixar Sequel"
The Year of Spectacular Men is a charming romantic comedy bringing the women in the Deutch family together in one film. Lea Thompson directs from a screenplay that is written by her older daughter, Madelyn Deutch. Madelyn stars along side her younger sister, Zoey, and their mom. Because of having a lifetime of chemistry, none of it feels forced. It feels so natural watching the three of them behave together as they do. Madelyn doesn’t…"The Year of Spectacular Men: A Deutch Family Affair"
Led by some of the biggest names in comedy at the time, 1941 is Steven Spielberg’s most underrated film of all time. Following the success of National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978, filmmakers were looking to capitalize on the success. Why wouldn’t they? The film brought in a lot of money! Some of the comedies that would follow in 1980 included Caddyshack, The Blues Brothers, and the joke-a-minute Airplane. One film that didn’t quite hit…"1941: Steven Spielberg’s War Spoof Full of Hysterics"
In his feature directorial debut, Black Cop, writer/director Cory Bowles uses unapologetic satire to explore the racial tensions within the police force and communities. As a result of Trailer Park Boys, Bowles has quite the social media following and deals with a number of trolls. As such, this is a film that is best viewed through the right lens. Otherwise, it’s going to come off as nothing but absurd. For one cop, who is known…"Black Cop: A Scathing Satire"