Missed Classics: APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT Is Peak Filmmaking From A Legend

For one reason or another, there’s a select set of films that every film lover is seemingly required to watch at some point in life. Those films that are deemed essential, and those who haven’t seen them are met with shock, and sometimes even disgust. And from there comes the seven words that no self… Continue reading Missed Classics: APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT Is Peak Filmmaking From A Legend

Review: ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Is Quentin Tarantino As We’ve Never Seen Him

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood brings Quentin Tarantino back onto the big screen in a way we’ve never seen him before. With his ninth film, Tarantino seemingly wanted to radically shift his approach to filmmaking, while also keeping in touch with everything that his fans love about his films. What this means is that… Continue reading Review: ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Is Quentin Tarantino As We’ve Never Seen Him

Review: MIDSOMMAR Is A Beautifully Demented Fairytale

When Ari Aster put Hereditary into the world last year, many were amazed at just how deranged the film got. Absolutely horrifying, an intense look into grief, and absolutely bathed in darkness, the film was a massive success. Whatever Aster was going to tackle next was sure to leave audiences in shambles, and Midsommar does… Continue reading Review: MIDSOMMAR Is A Beautifully Demented Fairytale

Review: ANIARA Is Unapologetically True Sci-Fi That Gets Muddled At Times

It’s always refreshing to witness a film that is unapologetically true to itself, and Aniara most definitely fits into this category. This Swedish sci-fi film isn’t watered down for general audiences, but instead, it revels in its dark outlook on facing the inevitable. It doesn’t hold back in its terms of pacing, which is crucial… Continue reading Review: ANIARA Is Unapologetically True Sci-Fi That Gets Muddled At Times

Tribeca 2019 – Review: GULLY Is An Absolute Assault On The Senses That Works

Gully is very true to its name, in the sense that what’s depicted is absolutely raw emotion. With his debut feature, music video director Nabil Elderkin provides a reality bending descent into madness that heavily deals with trauma and the catharsis of processing it. Following three friends as they cause various amounts of trouble around… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: GULLY Is An Absolute Assault On The Senses That Works

Tribeca 2019 – Review: How LOST TRANSMISSIONS Gets Lost In Itself Too Often

Lost Transmissions is a film about mental health and music, which is fitting considering music is commonly used as a therapeutic release. Produced by Pulse Films and Royal Road Entertainment, whom regularly produce music-driven projects, this film joins a long list of films similar to it, although this has some key differences, which are luckily… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: How LOST TRANSMISSIONS Gets Lost In Itself Too Often

Tribeca 2019 – Review: LUCE Questions The Truth At Every Turn

Political and societal tension is at an all time high in 2019. While many use cinema, or art in general, to escape reality, others may turn to it for guidance. Luce is an example of the latter, wherein it provides thought provoking questions to its audience rather than fluffed up solutions. This film can absolutely… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: LUCE Questions The Truth At Every Turn

Tribeca 2019 – Review: FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN Builds Strong Arguments For A Complex Man

As Framing John DeLorean begins, the various subjects have nothing but praise for the late automobile engineer. He is referred to as a “maverick of his day” and “the quintessential lead man of Hollywood”. Yet these praises are only in place to make way for the story that follows; the colossal fall from grace that… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN Builds Strong Arguments For A Complex Man

Tribeca 2019 – Review: DREAMLAND Is A Neo-Western Done The Right Way

Dreamland is the type of film that audiences don’t get to see all that often. The reason being is neo-Western is a genre that can feel very sloppy in the hands of an inexperienced filmmaker. But for Miles Joris-Peyrafitte with only his second feature, he proved himself more than capable of handling the genre. Through… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: DREAMLAND Is A Neo-Western Done The Right Way

Tribeca 2019 – Review: A KID FROM CONEY ISLAND Is An Honest Portrait Of A Legend

A Kid From Coney Island is rooted in the career of basketball star Stephon Marbury. Yet this documentary about the now overlooked player doesn’t limit itself to the confines of the sport. Instead, this documentary serves as a rally for anybody that feels as if they can’t break into the limelight. For those who feel… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: A KID FROM CONEY ISLAND Is An Honest Portrait Of A Legend

Tribeca 2019 – Review: BLOW THE MAN DOWN Brings A Powerhouse Directing Duo To Cinema

Blow The Man Down is a wildly impressive debut that brings a fresh voice to the crime genre from a powerhouse duo of female directors. Set in a small fishing village in Maine, there seems to be a lot of shady business flowing through the cold waters. Heavily taking inspiration from the likes of Fargo… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: BLOW THE MAN DOWN Brings A Powerhouse Directing Duo To Cinema

Tribeca 2019 – Review: WHAT’S MY NAME | MUHAMMAD ALI And His Iconic Legacy

What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali is not just a documentary on one of the greatest boxers of all time. Antoine Fuqua has painted a full portrait of a true legend in every sense of the word. From the boxing ring to the world of political activism, Muhammad Ali embraced his platform completely. He was… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: WHAT’S MY NAME | MUHAMMAD ALI And His Iconic Legacy

Tribeca 2019 – Review: PICTURE CHARACTER Shines A Spotlight On Emoji

In a world that feels more divided than ever, there are very few things in existence that allow some sense of cohesiveness. One of these universal concepts is the emoji. Emoji have actually been around for quite some time, but the past decade has proved their prominence in ways unimaginable. With Picture Character, which translates… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: PICTURE CHARACTER Shines A Spotlight On Emoji

Tribeca 2019 – Review: COME TO DADDY Teeters Between Reality And A Fever Dream

Come To Daddy takes many forms in its short runtime, yet none of the characteristics it contains drag it down. Even though it goes off the rails at times, it feels wholly in tune with the film as a whole. And for a film that includes kidnapping, swingers, and a torture method involving a pen… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: COME TO DADDY Teeters Between Reality And A Fever Dream

Tribeca 2019 – Review: THE PLACE OF NO WORDS Tries To Explain Death

At some point in life, everyone wonders what happens when we die. Even as adults, the answer we believe could change drastically through a single event. It’s a question that nobody is certain of due to the sheer amount of interpretations. So if it’s confusing for adults, one can only imagine what it must be… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: THE PLACE OF NO WORDS Tries To Explain Death

Tribeca 2019 – Review: RUN Takes Drag Racing Too Literally At Times

In the Scottish town of Fraserburgh, all the residents seem as if their getaway vehicle abandoned them. They have settled in as best they can, working at salons or fish factories, but it’s not enough. They’re always hoping that some day, a one-way ticket out of town will appear in the mail. For Finnie, he… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: RUN Takes Drag Racing Too Literally At Times

Tribeca 2019 – Review: THE GASOLINE THIEVES Is A Love Story Drenched In Blood and Gasoline

With his first feature length film, The Gasoline Thieves, director Edgar Nito wanted to make a statement. Based off a growing problem in Mexico, his debut film does a great job at showcasing just how unforgiving this criminal underworld has become. Drenched in absolute darkness, the film opens to a rhythmic score that instills a… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: THE GASOLINE THIEVES Is A Love Story Drenched In Blood and Gasoline

Tribeca 2019 – Review: ROADS Is A Journey Stripped Down To The Essentials

Still Image from Sebastian Schipper's ROADS.

Sebastian Schipper’s previous film, Victoria, was renowned for being entirely filmed in a single take. His latest film, Roads, does not rely on a stunt such as this. Instead, the film takes a very barebones approach to its filmmaking, yet that is exactly what this story required. Two teenagers, Gyllen and William, happen to stumble… Continue reading Tribeca 2019 – Review: ROADS Is A Journey Stripped Down To The Essentials

Review: How AMAZING GRACE Transcends Time Itself

In 1972, Aretha Franklin released a live album entitled “Amazing Grace.” It’s not only her best selling album, but also the best selling live gospel album of all time. It was recorded over the course of two days at a Baptist church in Los Angeles with a full choir and audience in attendance. At the… Continue reading Review: How AMAZING GRACE Transcends Time Itself