Friend and local filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson is currently working on a short documentary about the history and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians, a subject that has been done often enough, but perhaps not from the edgy angle we should expect from Jackson. In teasing us on his progress, Jackson posted some footage on […]
In watching the Lost Bayou Ramblers rockumentary On Va Continuer!, I was struck by the effort it took to visit various communities out in the Acadiana bayous. We’re taken on a tour by boat – dropped into the water most carefully by pickup truck – down basins and waterways, into towns and homes deep in […]
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, […]
With Quentin Tarantino’s latest and 9th feature film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, releasing later this month, I thought this might be a good time to revisit a portion of his locally shot Southern epic, Django Unchained. For years, the finale of this movie about an ex-slave in the days before the Civil War […]
Could Child’s Play be that rare instance of an 80s remake that gets things right? Yes, it could be.
Somehow, the meaning of Toy Story 4 is in itself as it stands now. And that’s as a truly excellent bookend to an arc started over twenty years ago.
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 […]
Luke & Jo digs in with surprising revelations and beautifully rendered bouts with faith.
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