Nocturama is such a unique terrorism thriller and one that ought to be experienced on the big screen. Written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, the film stars Finnegan Oldfield, Laure Valentinelli, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa, and Robin Goldbronn. Bonello proves to be a triple-threat as he scores the film menacingly, too. The film starts as we follow a group of teens in Paris. At first, we don’t know what they are up to but we…"Nocturama: A Unique Terrorism Thriller"
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Directed by Thomas Marchese with narration provided by The Shield alumnus Michael Chiklis, Fallen is a moving documentary that gives us some insight into police work and how they are impacted by their fallen service members. After all, they are human. A police officer might be killed every 2-3 days in the United States and depending on the news story of their day, their deaths could go unnoticed and that’s a tragedy in its own…"Fallen: Police Officers Are Human, Too."
Footnotes (Sur Quel Pied Danser) is a French musical comedy with amazing choreography even if I couldn’t understand the language they were speaking. Directed by Paul Calori and Kostia Testut, the musical comedy stars Pauline Etienne, Olivier Chantreau, François Morel, Loïc Corbery, and Julie Victor. Footnotes is a musical comedy that was inspired by the films of Jacques Demy and Stanley Donen. At the film’s start, we meet Julie (Etienne). She’s losing her job at…"Footnotes: French Musical Has Awesome Choreography"
I just watched Blade Runner for the first time after checking out Blade Runner: The Final Cut from the local public library. Aside from some unfortunate skipping issues on the DVD, the film holds up well even on first viewing. Based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, the Ridley Scott-directed film was first released in 1982 and it’s yet another role that actor Harrison Ford will revisit when he reprises…"I just watched Blade Runner for The First Time"
The Space Between, Amy Jo Johnson’s directorial feature debut, is a coming-of-age comedy about a man’s search for meaning on what it means to be a father. Written and directed by Amy Jo Johnson, the film stars Michael Cram, Sonya Salomaa, Julia Sarah Stone, David Paetkau, Maria Ricossa, Johnson, Kristian Bruun, Jayne Eastwood, and Michael Ironside. Produced by Jessica Adams and Johnson, The Space Between wouldn’t have been able to be made without the help…"The Space Between: A Man’s Search for Meaning"
Crown Heights tells the true story of Colin Warner and the road he underwent to get his freedom after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin, the biopic stars Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Amari Cheatom, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Nestor Carbonell, Zach Grenier, Josh Pais, Yul Vazquez, Ron Canada, with Bill Camp. It’s 1980 when Marvin Grant gets gunned down in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The only witness that the police are…"Crown Heights: Colin Warner’s Fight For Freedom"
The Layover is a hot mess from start to finish and so full of cliches but one can’t help from watching it. Hornsby and Krall have written for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia but this film doesn’t live up to even that sitcom’s standards. These women are among of the most poorly-written female characters that I’ve ever seen. You almost have to feel bad for Kate Upton after her being cast in The Other Woman. …"The Layover is A Hot Mess, Not Worth the Time"
I Do…Until I Don’t boasts an all-star cast but the laughs are few and far between. Written and directed by Lake Bell, the film stars Bell, Ed Helms, Dolly Wells, Amber Heard, Wyatt Cenac, , Chace Crawford, with Paul Reiser, and Mary Steenburgen. Vivian (Wells) is a documentary filmmaker and she’s going around Vero Beach, Fla., in hopes of finding some couples to be in her next film. With lifespans getting longer and attention spans…"I Do…Until I Don’t falls short"
Beach Rats won’t be a film that appeals to the masses but Eliza Hittman delivers a quality film nevertheless. Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film stars Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, and Kate Hodge. Set in Brooklyn, Frankie (Dickinson) is struggling with who he is as his father is dying of cancer. He searches the internet to hookup with older men but he never really comes out as gay in the film. He chats…"Beach Rats: Not Quite a Coming-Out Story"
Goon: Last of the Enforcers suffers from sequelitis in that it’s not quite as great as the first film but it’s still one that is fun to watch. Directed by Jay Baruchel from a screenplay written by Baruchel and Jesse Chabot, the sequel stars Seann William Scott, Alison Pill, Marc-André Grondin, Wyatt Russell, Callum Keith Rennie, Jason Jones, with Jay Baruchel, with Elisha Cuthbert, Kim Coates, and Liev Schreiber. This is the feature directorial debut…"Goon: Last of the Enforcers not as fun as Goon but still fun"