With the arrival of Fall comes the inevitable “Netflix” period. It’s what happens when money’s tight and deadlines are approaching.
Stranger Things, the summer’s hottest sci-fi Netflix series, earns its widespread praise with a stellar cast, a gripping plot, and charming 1980s production design details in every frame.
Jurassic World, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, has been a tremendous success.
Generally speaking, I’m fond of plot twists in movies – particularly those I can’t see coming. What’s less pleasing is when the twist is followed by another twist that jerks the plot back to where it was expected to go in the first place. In The Purge, that happens at least three times. Written and directed by James DeMonaco, it’s a bland, boring thriller with an overambitious concept and underwhelming execution.
By Amanda Ack, Film Critic Full Metal Jacket hurts. It is physically painful to watch. And yet, for the full 116 minutes of its runtime, I couldn’t look away from the screen. By turns coldly horrifying, sickly funny, and deeply tragic, it’s a vicious gut-punch of a movie that more than deserves its iconic status….
Many years ago, in the quaint little village of Crythin Gifford, Jennet Humfrye’s son died in a terrible accident while she was away. The townspeople never recovered the body.
Chronicle is hands down the most excitingly creative, dazzling “found footage” film I have ever seen. Ever.
When I was younger, I read a book called “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. I was riveted by the against-all-odds tale of wilderness survival, about a boy who makes it in the woods for months with just a hatchet to help him get by.
It takes much more than a mere black and white filter to make a film look so convincingly old.
When you violently tear away all of the fancy clothes, expensive liquor, and notions about what is prim and proper, what are you left with? Acclaimed director Roman Polanski might argue that the answer is Carnage.
If anyone has been missing the Steven Spielberg of old, the man behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler’s List, I found him back in full stride directing this cinematic tour de force: War Horse.
It’s The Rite meets Paranormal Activity, and it’s nothing to be proud of.
Her performance as Lisbeth Salander, ultra-intense goth computer hacker extraordinaire, is simply electrifying!
So here we are at the inevitable sequel, with all of the same actors, and a few new ones. This time out we find Sherlock at a bit of a loss as he discovers that Watson plans on getting married. He needs his sleuthing partner, whatever will he do?
By Tommy Bond, Film Critic Have you ever had an experience that was just so wonderful, something that just hit all of the right notes, something that made you appreciate all of the things around you? It’s those moments where everything feels right, and everything is cast in that warm orange glow, and when you’re…
In the cruel game to get elected, anything goes as long as you can keep it quiet, and if you slow down, no one will stop to pick you up.
Hugo might just be Martin Scorsese’s most personal work, and it is definitely one of his most deeply felt films that I have ever seen.
The Muppets are back, baby! And boy are they fun to hang out with!
Yes, I watched it. And yes, I have seen the rest of them too.
Master director Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar is certainly fascinating, but the storytelling was outdone in great strides by the performances.
Tarsem’s new 300-esque swords and sandals epic, Immortals, is stunningly beautiful.
The variety of characters has always made these films so endearing.