Review: UTOPIA Offers Conspiracy Fun

Utopia, a show centered on a deadly virus spreading across the nation couldn’t have arrived at a better moment than now. Amazon’s latest original series will undoubtedly lead to theories, and will have audiences glued after the first episode. The timing certainly is fitting, and this is what will make Utopia a must see this… Continue reading Review: UTOPIA Offers Conspiracy Fun

Review: HONEY BOY Is A Heartwarming And Cathartic Coming Of Age

Honey Boy is a film directed by Alma Har’el, and interestingly enough, written by Shia LaBeouf, whose life serves as the basis of the film. Serving as a semi-autobiographical story about a child actor and his abusive father/manager, this can be viewed as therapeutic for LaBeouf. While this may seem like the same old story,… Continue reading Review: HONEY BOY Is A Heartwarming And Cathartic Coming Of Age

Review: BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON Is Shallowly Inspiring

Jillian Bell and Micah Stock as Brittany and Seth. Courtesy of Amazon Studios. Photo Credit: Anna Kooris.

Brittany Runs a Marathon, written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo, was a big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but is unfortunately too saccharine to have a lasting impact. Good intentions only go so far, and this movie suffers from an uneven and by-the-book script. This film follows a young woman who, under… Continue reading Review: BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON Is Shallowly Inspiring

Review: LATE NIGHT Benefits From Phenomenal Performances

Emma Thompson in Late Night. Credit: Emily Aragones, Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Late Night is a new dramedy film written by and starring Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) and directed by Nisha Ganatra. In the movie, Kaling stars as a chemical plant worker who is hired to be a writer for a late night talk show suffering from declining ratings and an aging and out-of-touch… Continue reading Review: LATE NIGHT Benefits From Phenomenal Performances

Review: PHOTOGRAPH Is A Quaint Romance That Takes Advantage Of Its Setting

Photograph is a new Indian romantic drama film written and directed by Ritesh Batra. The film tells the story of a street photographer in Mumbai who convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée because of his grandmother pressuring him to marry. It debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. This film stands out… Continue reading Review: PHOTOGRAPH Is A Quaint Romance That Takes Advantage Of Its Setting

Review: PETERLOO Is A Politically-Charged And Harrowing Portrait Of History

Credit: Simon Mein / Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Peterloo is a new historical drama film written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Mr. Turner). The movie tells the story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and the events that led up to it, during which peaceful protestors at a pro-democracy rally were attacked brutally by British forces. It played at… Continue reading Review: PETERLOO Is A Politically-Charged And Harrowing Portrait Of History

REVIEW: COLD WAR Is A Bleak Romance That Works

Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski’s latest film, has just been nominated for three Oscars. It is up for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign-Language Film. Quite frankly, these nominations are extremely well-deserved. Cold War dives into the romance between Zula and Wiktor, two musicians living in Poland during the Cold War. But the story that follows is… Continue reading REVIEW: COLD WAR Is A Bleak Romance That Works