When the big budget adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tome It came out a few years ago, some were taken aback by the box office success, which lead to the film becoming the highest grossing horror of all time. If you consider It to be horror at all. Judging entirely by the movie itself, […]
I don’t think it’s fair to Fast Color to call it a “superhero” film. Not that the genre as a whole or even in part is derogatory, mind you, but in the case of this independent film, such a label almost diminishes its accomplishments to superficial points. Again, not that the genre is wholly superficial […]
All through the movie, there’s this ho-hum calmness and stillness when discussing and investigating the escalating zombie incidents. It’s dry humor.
For all of recorded human history, women have mostly gotten the rotten end of the apple – not to make a reference to Adam & Eve, of course. In the Cypress made movie Pause, a middle-aged wife stuck in a painfully tedious, routine heavy, and unloved arranged marriage begins to imagine and yearn for personal […]
A Quiet Storm was made many years ago, but will soon see the light of a release day. What it gets right is in the feel for a city in turmoil.
In the beginning, there was Alice Guy-Blache, mothering what would become cinema. Now, at the cusp of the so-called end of cinema as we know it, women are slowly but surely taking back their roles within.
It’s hard to pinpoint just when exactly I realized how much I really loved Under the Silver Lake, David Robert Mitchell’s follow-up to It Follows. Ranked with a roughly split 50% or so score on Rotten Tomatoes, its divisive nature is easy to understand just as its genre classification is easy to confuse. A neo-noir […]
Donnybrook may not be subtle always, but it is American through and through, for better and worse.
Thunder Road can best be described as a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, with a subversive edge. It’s slick and straight up wacky in how events play out and bleed into one another, but also homey and comforting in seeing and understanding the strange but perhaps healthy by way of mostly odd behavior a personal journey inward can be.
The True Don Quixote had its world premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival, and Big Easy’s Bill Arceneuax offers his review.
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