Review: COME PLAY Wants To Have Fun But Struggles

Come Play has a lot of great ideas it could mess with but decides not to, and still serves up a decent horror film. Horror fans will instantly notice the similarities between this film and The Babadook. Derived from a short film, Come Play gives parents another reason to monitor their children’s every move. The film started strong but… Continue reading Review: COME PLAY Wants To Have Fun But Struggles

Review: DOWNTON ABBEY Is A Welcome Return For The Crawleys

Jim Carter stars as Charles Carson in DOWNTON ABBEY, a Focus Features release. Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Focus Features.

Downton Abbey, the much-anticipated continuation of the British television show of the same name, is a welcome treat for fans of the series, as they will get the chance to revisit the eponymous manor and its residents and servants. Packing a whole season’s worth of juicy stories into a single two-hour film, this movie breezes… Continue reading Review: DOWNTON ABBEY Is A Welcome Return For The Crawleys

Review: THE DEAD DON’T DIE Is A Quirky Deadpan Zombie Comedy With A Ton Of Life

(L to R) Bill Murray as "Officer Cliff Robertson", Chloë Sevigny as "Officer Minerva Morrison" and Adam Driver as "Officer Ronald Peterson" in writer/director Jim Jarmusch's THE DEAD DON'T DIE, a Focus Features release. Credit : Abbot Genser / Focus Features © 2019 Image Eleven Productions, Inc.

The Dead Don’t Die is a new horror-comedy film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and featuring an ensemble cast led by Adam Driver and Bill Murray. The movie is about a peaceful town that is turned to chaos as the dead rise from their graves and descend on the townspeople. It debuted at the… Continue reading Review: THE DEAD DON’T DIE Is A Quirky Deadpan Zombie Comedy With A Ton Of Life

Review: THE MUSTANG Is A Majestic Tale Of Redemption

Matthias Schoenaerts stars as Roman Coleman in Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s THE MUSTANG, a Focus Features release. Credit : Tara Violet Niami / Focus Features.

The Mustang is a new drama film co-written and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. The movie tells the story of a violent convict who is given the chance to rehabilitate in a program that allows his to train wild mustangs. It debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews. The story of the… Continue reading Review: THE MUSTANG Is A Majestic Tale Of Redemption

Review: THE MUSTANG Seems To Be Tamer Than Intended

Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre initially wanted to make a documentary out of this film’s basic premise. Each year, thousands of wild horses are gathered and sent off to various facilities or farms. A few hundred are sent to prisons each year to be included in the Wild Horse Inmate Program. Inmates tame these horses to… Continue reading Review: THE MUSTANG Seems To Be Tamer Than Intended

Review: GRETA Will Follow You Long After The Film… But Not In A Good Way

Isabelle Huppert stars as Greta and Chloë Grace Moretz as Frances in GRETA, a Focus Features release.Credit: Jonathan Hession / Focus Features

Greta is a new thriller co-written and directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) and starring Isabelle Huppert (Elle) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In). The film follows a young woman who befriends an old widow, soon discovering that the widow’s intentions were more sinister than she could have imagined. It debuted at the… Continue reading Review: GRETA Will Follow You Long After The Film… But Not In A Good Way

Review: ON THE BASIS OF SEX Is Disappointingly Dull

(l to r.) Armie Hammer as Marty Ginsburg, Justin Theroux as Melvin Wulf, and Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg star in Mimi Leder's ON THE BASIS OF SEX, a Focus Features release.

On the Basis of Sex is a new film about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (who was also recently chronicled in the documentary RBG). It tells the story of Ginsburg’s early days as a lawyer, focusing on one of her earliest cases involving gender discrimination. It debuted at the 2018 AFI Fest to mixed… Continue reading Review: ON THE BASIS OF SEX Is Disappointingly Dull

Review: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Is The Historical FIFTY SHADES

Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Stuart in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, a Focus Features release. Credit: Liam Daniel / Focus Features.

Mary Queen of Scots is a new film starring Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, The Wolf of Wall Street). The movie tells the story of Mary Stuart as she attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, the Queen of England. It debuted at the 2018 AFI Fest to positive reviews.… Continue reading Review: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Is The Historical FIFTY SHADES