Review: ‘See How They Run’ Struggles to Shine Despite All-Star Cast

The whodunit came back with a vengeance after the success of Knives Out and Murder on the Orient Express. each movie was a box office success and inspired sequels. They each received critical acclaim as well, snagging Oscar nominations. With Bodies Bodies Bodies already landing earlier this year, See How They Run makes its theatrical … Continue reading Review: ‘See How They Run’ Struggles to Shine Despite All-Star Cast

TIFF 22: ‘While We Watched’ Tells an Urgent Tale

The rising tide of nationalism is not a unique event in the global marketplace. In Greece, the Golden Dawn rose to power at an alarming rate. In the United States, the MAGA movement and Trumpism have created deep political rifts. For India, the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become its own hot button … Continue reading TIFF 22: ‘While We Watched’ Tells an Urgent Tale

Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ – Something Wicked This Way Comes

What does it mean to be human? A question not too easily answered but definitely pondered throughout history. Perhaps an all-encompassing answer does not exist. From the onset of our existence until our passing, our lives are defined by experiences that shape who we are and how we perceive and react to the world around … Continue reading Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Review: ‘Pinnochio’ Features Wooden Performances and Worse CGI. Monstro, Please End Us Quickly

The Disney remake train roars back into this week. Since Disney took its first swing at Pinocchio back in 1940, therHamilton Luske's and Ben Sharpsteen's animated features, the animated feature from Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen remains the most iconic. It seemed inevitable that Disney would want to reinvigorate the classic story with a live-action … Continue reading Review: ‘Pinnochio’ Features Wooden Performances and Worse CGI. Monstro, Please End Us Quickly

Review: ‘Barbarian’ Will Shake You to Your Core

One of the best things about the horror genre is the element of discovery inherent to its mission. Most successful horror films build from a singular premise with the sole purpose of disturbing the audience. Sometimes this results in grotesque imagery, while others feature unyielding tension. Blood or guts can gross out audiences, but concepts … Continue reading Review: ‘Barbarian’ Will Shake You to Your Core

Review: ‘The Princess’ wants to be ‘Die Hard’ in a Castle

Le-Van Kiet's The Princess is, based on-premise, a very simple film. The storyline is straightforward, and the setting is almost entirely unvarying. Neither of these things are necessarily detrimental to a film if done correctly. Kiet manages to present a tight, if not wholly interesting, final product. Most of the fault for the film's shortcomings … Continue reading Review: ‘The Princess’ wants to be ‘Die Hard’ in a Castle