Red Sparrow may be a thriller but despite Jennifer Lawrence’s best effort, the film isn’t quite at the same level as the espionage thrillers that have come before. What’s truly a disappointment is how the film uses rape as a plot device. Directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay written by Justin Haythe, the film is based on the book of the same name by veteran CIA officer Jason Matthews. The three-time Hunger Games director reunites…"Red Sparrow: Jennifer Lawrence’s effort isn’t enough"
Chronically Metropolitan is a coming-of-age dramedy but it doesn’t come without some cynicism. Directed by Xavier Manrique from a screenplay written by Nick Schutt, the film stars Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Benson, Addison Timlin, Josh Peck, with Chris Noth and Mary-Louise Parker. The feature film is the directorial debut for Manrique, a protege of The Devil Wears Prada director and Chronically Metropolitan executive producer David Frankel. Fenton Dillane (Hernandez) has moved back home after his writing…"Chronically Metropolitan Isn’t Without Cynicism"