Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘The Family Circus’ Asks How Far Will You Go For Family

The holiday season puts most people in a good mood. However, being in too good of a mood causes trouble. Director Andrew Fitzgerald uses the pressures of the season, ethnicity, and morality to craft a surprisingly effective short thriller. His ability to build and diffuse tension, as well as a very talented cast, helps The … Continue reading Sundance 2023 – Shorts: ‘The Family Circus’ Asks How Far Will You Go For Family

Bones and All - Luca Guadagnino Top 10 Films of 2022

“Bones and All” is NOT an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

After having worked together on 2017’s Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino and Timothee Chalamet pair up once more for Bones and All. Both movies tell the story of outcast lovers trying to find their place in the world. Both movies take place during the 1980s and are shot immaculately against stunning but different … Continue reading “Bones and All” is NOT an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

Review: ‘The Menu’ Surprises with the Best Ensemble of the Year with Killer Commentary

The restaurant world has changed immensely in the past decade. While there have always been celebrity chefs, social media has boosted seemingly unknown talents to superstardom. Creating foods that go viral on TikTok became as important as a good meal. The experiential platform of restaurants has become a sought-after commodity. What was once a mystery … Continue reading Review: ‘The Menu’ Surprises with the Best Ensemble of the Year with Killer Commentary

Review: ‘Bones and All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

One of the most unique filmmakers working today, Luca Guadagnino can traverse nearly any genre on paper. The man was once known for his showy visuals, most prominently in I Am Love and Call Me By Your Name. However, each of those films featured undeniable power from the lead performers, marrying unique imagery with a … Continue reading Review: ‘Bones and All’ is an Instant Classic from Luca Guadagnino

Review: ‘The Retaliators’ Brings Horror Vibes to a Classic Revenge Tale

We often imagine the line between good and evil. However, we rarely acknowledge how easy it might be to cross that threshold. Whether someone looks to steal our power out of our hands or harm someone we love, we all can create true violence. After making some noise on the independent circuit, horror/thriller The Retaliators … Continue reading Review: ‘The Retaliators’ Brings Horror Vibes to a Classic Revenge Tale

Review: ‘Soft & Quiet’ Sends a Chilling and Poignant Message Against Hate

The last few weeks have seen a shocking rise in racist and hate speech in America. For decades, these phenomena have been hidden in the shadows, but the world's access to new methods of communication and infinite information has increased the exposure of these ideas. Sadly, increased exposure has also opened the door to radicalization … Continue reading Review: ‘Soft & Quiet’ Sends a Chilling and Poignant Message Against Hate

Decision to Leave Top Films of 2022 Park Chan-Wook

Review: ‘Decision to Leave’ Delivers a Bad Romance and the Best Film of 2022

Lust and love can often find themselves strange bedfellows. However, the play between the two has long been of interest to storytellers and filmmakers. However, few directors have approached these lines with more disturbing or outlandish ideas than Park Chan-wook. The South Korean director behind Stoker, Oldboy, and The Handmaiden returns to the big screen with Decision to Leave, a far … Continue reading Review: ‘Decision to Leave’ Delivers a Bad Romance and the Best Film of 2022

Review: ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ is an Inert King Adaptation

Every time a Stephen King-inspired film releases, the gods hold their breath. The famed author is responsible for many of the best films in the history of the medium. Even if he has not always liked the ways they were adapted, they have inspired generations of storytellers and writers. At the same time, some of … Continue reading Review: ‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ is an Inert King Adaptation

Fantastic Fest 2022: ‘Swallowed’ Highlights Queer Body Horror

What was once seen as a subversion within the horror community has become one of its strongest aspects. During the 1980s, many films within the genre were outwardly homophobic or transphobic. For decades this continued to be the case, but in 2022, queer-coded characters have become a staple of the genre. In the case of … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2022: ‘Swallowed’ Highlights Queer Body Horror