Broken Diamonds utilizes humor in how it seeks to tell a story about mental illness on screen with a main focus on schizophrenia. Scott Weaver (Ben Platt) is planning to upend his life and move to France when life changes in an instant. He gets a call from his dad only stepmom Cookie (Yvette Nicole Brown) informing him that he’s father just died. Cookie asks Scott to pick up his sister, Cindy (Lola Kirke), so…"Broken Diamonds Finds Humor In Mental Illness"
In spite of the material’s importance, it felt as if Viper Club was lacking something in getting across the film’s message. Make no mistake that it’s a bummer that Viper Club isn’t a better film than it should have been. This is a film who tells the story of emergency room nurse Helen Sterling (Susan Sarandon). While the Oscar winner is fine actress and does what she can with the material, her performance alone isn’t enough…"Viper Club Never Reaches Full Potential"
Aaron Katz’s Gemini is a film that should be seen as offering social commentary on media in the digital age. When Heather (Zoë Kravitz) decides she doesn’t want to work on an upcoming movie, her assistant, Jill (Lola Kirke), soon finds herself in hot water. It’s not because of anything that Jill did. In fact, it’s because of coming back to Heather’s home and finding a dead body on the ground. It paves the way…"Gemini: Lola Kirke is A Star"
American Made, reuniting director Doug Liman with actor Tom Cruise, offers more laughs than one expects from watching the trailer. Based on a true story, Cruise leads a cast that includes Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jayma Mays. While Colonel Oliver North is most associated with the Iran-Contra affair, Barry Seal played the biggest role in the scandal and most…"American Made: Tom Cruise Brings Some Fun"