The magical celebration of cinema that is the Oscar-winning Hugo marked a substantial departure for filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Hugo is based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, a cousin of David O. Selznick. The gist of the film is that 14-year-old Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) is living in Paris with his father in 1931. His father had found a broken automaton and the two work to repair it until Hugo’s dad dies…"Hugo: Martin Scorsese Film Marks 10th Anniversary"
There are a lot of hysterical gags in live-action/animated hybrid comedy Tom and Jerry but the gags alone aren’t enough to save the film. The long time cat-and-mouse rivalry–now in its 81st year–is set up against “the wedding of the century.” Things move into motion when event planner Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz) hires Tom Cat to get rid of Jerry Mouse. When you know their history, you already know bad things are going to happen. …"Tom and Jerry: Gags Are Fine In Overlong Comedy"
Kick-Ass gets the exclusive Best Buy 4K Ultra HD SteelBook treatment in honor of the comic book film’s tenth anniversary. The film was initially released on 4K UHD back in October 2017. For this particular Best Buy exclusive, a new cover is provided with Tracie Ching’s illustration on the SteelBook cover. Only one bonus feature is limited to the Blu-ray and there will be more on that later. Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is just your average…"Kick-Ass Gets 4K SteelBook For 10th Anniversary"
When 500 Days of Summer was released in theaters ten years ago, the film injected a spark into the romantic comedy genre. In the event that you forgot, 500 Days of Summer is an anti-romantic comedy. The film tells the story of Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel). The film does not tell their story in a linear narrative This honestly does not matter because it’s not a film that requires you…"500 Days of Summer celebrates 10 Years"
Greta is a bonkers thriller that will lead viewers to think twice when it comes to returning the items they find on the subway. When Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) sees a purse sitting on a subway chair, she acts like any Good Samaritan would. She looks up the owner and naturally, she returns the bag. What Frances doesn’t expect is that this woman, Greta Hideg (Isabelle Huppert) would decide to stick around her like glue. The…"Greta: This Film is All Kinds of Bonkers"
Addressing the gender disparity that troubles Hollywood, This Changes Everything is one of the most important documentaries of the year. I can’t exactly point to when all the focus started turning to women directors not getting the same opportunities as men. That being said, This Changes Everything is equally important to the Amy Adrion-directed Half the Picture. This two films go hand in hand with a similar focus on women directors. “The door has to…"Chicago Film Fest 2018: This Changes Everything"
The Miseducation of Cameron Post shines a light into the world of conversion therapy. To most people, Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a normal girl in high school. However, on prom night, her boyfriend, Jamie, discovers her making out in his car with Coley Taylor (Quinn Shephard). Next thing she knows, it’s off to G-d’s Promise to help her with her sins. The place is run by Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) and Reverend Rick…"Tribeca 2018: The Miseducation of Cameron Post"