Rewind: Before Oppenheimer detonates-revisit Christopher Nolan’s Following

With the teaser trailer release of Christopher Nolan’s new movie Oppenheimer set to arrive at movie theaters in the summer of 2023, we decided it was a good time to revisit Nolan’s first movie: Following. Back in 1998, armed with nothing more than a few dollars, a handheld camera, and an idea, Christopher Nolan tells … Continue reading Rewind: Before Oppenheimer detonates-revisit Christopher Nolan’s Following

Review: ‘Ambulance’ or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Michael Bay

When one thinks of Michael Bay, explosions are sure to follow. The blockbuster director remains one of the few maximalist filmmakers in the industry, with a filmmaking style that many write off as tacky. Yet to know Bay's filmography is to know the pleasures and tribulations of excess. While the films themselves create a salad of … Continue reading Review: ‘Ambulance’ or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Michael Bay

SPOILER Review: ‘The Batman’ Hunts a Bloody Serial Killer, While the Cat Steals the Spotlight

Perhaps the most influential comic book character in film history, a young billionaire crimefighter known as The Batman, returns to theaters this weekend. He first graced the big screen in 1943 with Lewis Wilson donning the cowl for the little-seen (and often forgotten) Batman. Nearly 80 years later, Batman and Bruce Wayne are more popular … Continue reading SPOILER Review: ‘The Batman’ Hunts a Bloody Serial Killer, While the Cat Steals the Spotlight

30 Year Anniversary: The Star Creating ‘The King of the New York’ Reigns Supreme

Pulp crime and shoot 'em gangster films have always held a special place in my heart. Thanks to the efforts of Roger Corman and dozens of other 1970s producers, crime films popped off the screen in bunches. Thanks to Blaxploitation and these low-budget romps, what was once demonized for its lack of quality helped launch … Continue reading 30 Year Anniversary: The Star Creating ‘The King of the New York’ Reigns Supreme

Review: ‘Knives Out’ Gives Rian Johnson Another Star-Studded Affair to Talk About

Following the tragic events of The Last Jedi, director and writer Rian Johnson needed a hit. The director's proven track record of excelling with original content earned him the right to play with a big franchise. It only made sense for him to get as far away from franchise filmmaking as possible. His followup, Knives Out roots itself firmly … Continue reading Review: ‘Knives Out’ Gives Rian Johnson Another Star-Studded Affair to Talk About

Review: ‘Uncut Gems’ Brings Adam Sandler Back Into the Limelight with a Tight, Evocative Thriller

For all the negativity that surrounds Adam Sandler, the comedian continues to prove his value in the industry. Most of the noise revolves around his buddy films at Happy Madison, which seemingly release every quarter or two. However, Sandler has now been a staple of American entertainment for more than a quarter-century. Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison became classics … Continue reading Review: ‘Uncut Gems’ Brings Adam Sandler Back Into the Limelight with a Tight, Evocative Thriller

Review: ‘The Irishman’ Captures Remorse, Love, and Violence in Scorsese’s Latest Masterpiece

For decades, the name Martin Scorsese has been synonymous with the gangster film. The reputation is not unearned. On the contrary, Goodfellas, Mean Streets, and The Departed continue to find their audience as classics within the genre. Yet Scorsese's body of work falls closer to the Werner Herzog or Jonathan Demme. Unlike his contemporaries, Scorsese bent genre … Continue reading Review: ‘The Irishman’ Captures Remorse, Love, and Violence in Scorsese’s Latest Masterpiece

REVIEW: J-Lo and Lorene Scafaria Make ‘Hustlers’ a Brilliant Femme Fetale Crime Flick

Over the past few decades, crime films and content often focus on the men who perpetrate violent acts. Walter White took the world by storm, while Henry Hill helped define gangster films for an entire generation. The Sopranoes and The Departed focused on people who were not fit for the mental toll a life in crime takes … Continue reading REVIEW: J-Lo and Lorene Scafaria Make ‘Hustlers’ a Brilliant Femme Fetale Crime Flick

REVIEW: ‘Parasite’ Earns a Place As One of the Best Films of the Decade

Always provocative, Bong Joon Ho has told story after story laced with political commentary. Few artists are as disciplined in their messaging, but the Korean director has consistently used his art form to deliver messages about economic anxiety. What separates director Bong from many of his peers has been his ability to craft intimate, relatable … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Parasite’ Earns a Place As One of the Best Films of the Decade