2012 Retrospective: ‘Prometheus’ – A Voyage Gone Very Wrong

How do we separate the filmmaker from their fantasies? For years, Ridley Scott has continued to keep us focused on the heavens. The master filmmaker created his masterpieces long ago, with Alien, Blade Runner, and Thelma & Louise each releasing more than two decades ago. Yet when you're as talented as Scott, there's no reason to stop trying … Continue reading 2012 Retrospective: ‘Prometheus’ – A Voyage Gone Very Wrong

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: ‘Spiderhead’ Allows Chris Hemsworth to Shine in an Imperfect ‘Twilight Zone’ Thriller

For decades, sci-fi has helped send warning signs to mass audiences. The genre lends itself to exploring the natural conclusion of emerging phenomena in our world. This allegorical approach helped The Twilight Zone become a sensation while paving the way for generations of stories to follow in its footsteps. Director Joseph Kosinski looks to recreate a … Continue reading Review: ‘Spiderhead’ Allows Chris Hemsworth to Shine in an Imperfect ‘Twilight Zone’ Thriller

Review: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Signals the Arrival of Cooper Raiff

The Sundance indie drama starring white guys working out their problems became a joke over the last 20 years. With pseudo-hit after pseudo-hit landing with critical acclaim, the market quickly oversaturated. Whether we can blame this on the Duplass brothers, or the dozens of other filmmakers who attempted to cash in, is still a mystery. … Continue reading Review: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Signals the Arrival of Cooper Raiff

Review: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Creates Laughs and Movie Magic

Returning to a lush family estate in the countryside of England sounds like a fairy tale. Yet for six seasons and a movie, Downton Abbey became a reliable place for intrigue and drama in the world of television. The Julian Fellowes series became something of a cultural phenomenon and returned to theaters for the second time earlier … Continue reading Review: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Creates Laughs and Movie Magic

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

Review: ‘Crimes of the Future’ Lets David Cronenberg Gets Weird

David Cronenberg may not be a filmmaker known by today's cinephiles, but that's not entirely his fault. While the famed director helped elevate Body Horror into the mainstream, Cronenberg's eight-year hiatus dated back to Maps to the Stars in 2014. The Hollywood satire featured big names and exciting performances, but brought in less than a … Continue reading Review: ‘Crimes of the Future’ Lets David Cronenberg Gets Weird

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