In reversing the gender roles from Nancy Meyers’ 1999 film, What Men Want is able to comment on sexism and racism in the workplace. Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) works as a sports agent for Summit Worldwide Management (SWM). Even though she put in the work, she loses out on a partnership to Eddie (Chris Witaske). She’s not having any of it and let’s her boss, Nick (Brian Bosworth) know it. Stuck at Mari’s (Tamala…"What Men Want Reverses Genders in Remake"
The Mustang shines a light on the ways that the government controls the wild mustang populations by way of prisoner rehabilitation programs. Following a quick prologue about the history of the wild mustangs in America, we meet meet Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. As a part of his prison duties, a prison psychologist (Connie Britton) assigns Roman to the Outside Maintenance program. Roman goes outside of his boundaries by investigating a loud…"Sundance 2019: The Mustang"
Premiering at Sundance, Honey Boy is an extremely personal film for actor-screenwriter Shia LaBeouf in telling a fictionalized version of his life story. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges portray Otis Lort a decade apart at 12 and 22 years old, respectively. This leads to back and forth storytelling that takes place in 1995 and 2005. When we first meet Otis, he’s doing stunt work on a film that is likely a stand-in for the first Transformers film. …"Sundance 2019: Honey Boy"
Character actor John Lithgow gets a leading role for a change opposite actress Blythe Danner in Noble Jones’ romantic dramedy, The Tomorrow Man. Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) and Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) are meant for each other. They just don’t know it yet. Both of them are hoarders but for very different reasons. Ed believes a disaster is headed to Earth so he wants to be ready for it. Ronnie continually buys items that she…"Sundance 2019: The Tomorrow Man"
The 2019 SXSW Film Festival announced the rest of the lineup, including the announcement that Pet Sematary would be closing the film festival. Today’s announcement includes Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts, Episodic Pilot Competition, Virtual Cinema, Music Video and Title Design lineup, plus late-addition Features and the Closing Night Film for the 26th edition of the Festival, running March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas. This year’s program encompasses 131 Feature Films including 101 World Premieres, 9 North…"SXSW 2019: The Rest of the Film Festival Lineup"
From the outside looking in, the religious community that is depicted in Them That Follow could otherwise be understood to be a cult. Mara (Alice Englert) and Dilly (Kaitlyn Dever) are friends. They live in a snake-handling Pentecostal community run by Mara’s dad, the fiery Pastor Lemuel (Walter Goggins). Every now and then, they go to the local convenient store where Hope (Olivia Colman) works. Much against her dad’s dismay, Mara has an interest in…"Sundance 2019: Them That Follow"
Big Time Adolescence falls into the coming-of-age genre as the film is about a high school teen under the unfortunate bad influence of his best friend. Monroe “Mo” Harris (Griffin Gluck) is a high school teenager. In a perfect world, his best friend would be someone in his age range. Instead, his best friend is his sister’s ex-boyfriend, Zeke Presanti (Pete Davidson). Despite his sister, Kate (Emily Arlook), and Zeke breaking up, Mo maintained contact…"Sundance 2019: Big Time Adolescence"
Telling the story of WWE Superstar Paige, Fighting with My Family is a comedy that manages to delight viewers regardless of whether they like wrestling. Born Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh), she would eventually adopt the professional name of Paige. Our story starts long before she joined the WWE. Paige was born into a wrestling family, including both her father, Ricky (Nick Frost), and mother, Julia (Lena Heady). Following a brief prologue, we see how she…"Sundance 2019: Fighting with My Family"
Everything is still awesome as The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part takes to the big screen nearly five years to the date following its predecessor. A quick prologue catches us up to speed about what has taken place during the last five years. The city of Bricksburg is no more. It’s been replaced by the doomsday-esque Apocalypseburg following the city’s tragic demise. No matter what decisions that the master builders make, they are no…"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part"
The important thing to know going into Light From Light is that it is not a horror movie despite the fact that a character is a paranormal investigator. Sheila (Marin Ireland) has been having dreams since she was a child. These dreams aren’t just any ordinary dreams as she is sometimes able to see the future. Sheila works behind the counter at a car rental service by day while also working as a paranormal investigator. …"Sundance 2019: Light from Light"