Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or in the case of Netflix’s Do Revenge, best served by others. Set in the world of rich and privileged high school students, Do Revenge looks to take its place in the history of high school movies by adding its own progressive vision to the genre. Drea (Camila … Continue reading Review: ‘Do Revenge’ – High School Comedy Falls Short of Its Ambitions

Review: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is a Horrifying Achievement

Nearly a century ago, All Quiet on the Western Front made its cinematic debut. The 1930 feature from Lewis Milestone was so powerful Nazis in Germany disrupted screenings so its messages could not permeate their culture. Still considered an all-time classic, there are many reasons to be skeptical of Netflix's remake. However, director Edward Berger … Continue reading Review: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is a Horrifying Achievement

Review: ‘Till’ Brings the Tragedy and Humanity of Emmitt & Mamie Till to Life

Bringing true horror and tragedy to the big screen remains a difficult proposition. When executed perfectly, telling a story about real-world horrors guarantees the audience will leave the film upset. On the other hand, when poorly crafted, you run the risk of being exploitative. However, director Chinonye Chukwu brings humanity to one of the most … Continue reading Review: ‘Till’ Brings the Tragedy and Humanity of Emmitt & Mamie Till to Life

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

Review: ‘Fall’ Makes For Thrilling Experience, Despite Basic Story

When Free Solo was released in 2018, the overwhelming sentiment towards the film hinged on the fear it inspired. Even within the documentary format, stakes were high, and audiences felt vertigo watching Alex Honnold's miraculous climb. Others seem to realize the visceral power that heights hold on the audience's psyche. Director Scott Mann challenges the … Continue reading Review: ‘Fall’ Makes For Thrilling Experience, Despite Basic Story

Review: ‘Orphan: First Kill’ Stalls Out Without a Twist to Save It

For many, Orphan served as their entryway into horror. The thriller quickly took hold due to its many twists and turns. It certainly helped to have a terrifying little girl at its center. It helped to establish the career of Isabelle Fuhrman, who has emerged as one of our most promising actresses. Following the lineage … Continue reading Review: ‘Orphan: First Kill’ Stalls Out Without a Twist to Save It

Review: ‘When I Consume You’ Delivers a Punishing Emotional Story of Grief

The stigma of asking for help dates back generations but continues to affect people worldwide. Whether pride or personal motivations make it impossible for us to reach out, many find themselves at a disadvantage facing off against any number of issues. My family worries about issues regarding addiction. Others may be haunted by diseases like … Continue reading Review: ‘When I Consume You’ Delivers a Punishing Emotional Story of Grief