Review: ‘The Inspection’ is Among the Year’s Best Debuts

The last few years have seen a rise in auto-biographical storytelling. With directors having the opportunity to make their passion projects, we're seeing an uptick in nostalgic filmmaking. However, The Inspection from newcomer Elegance Bratton does not look back on his youth with fondness. Instead, his debut film as a director focuses on the toughest … Continue reading Review: ‘The Inspection’ is Among the Year’s Best Debuts

Review: ‘Zola’ (2021) Shines Bright Thanks to Bravo, Paige, and Domingo

When Zola debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, it was like a bomb had gone off. The famed festival had launched many phenomena before, including Reservoir Dogs, The Blair Witch Project, and Clerks. A comedy focused on two sex workers taking a trip to Tampa for the weekend was already a wild proposition. Add … Continue reading Review: ‘Zola’ (2021) Shines Bright Thanks to Bravo, Paige, and Domingo

Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 3 – Hereditary (2018) – Directed by Ari Aster

Welcome back to Bela Lugosi’s Undead! We kick off our first A24 horror run with Ari Asters Hereditary. It’s Spooky Ryan’s favorite film of all time, and one of the most memorable theatrical films of recent memory.  After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film quickly took the world by storm. It became the … Continue reading Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 3 – Hereditary (2018) – Directed by Ari Aster

Review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Blends Thriller and Mystery Elements for the Social Media Age

Nothing gets the thriller juices flowing quite like a wee bit of classism. While not full-blown horror like Texas Chainsaw or Friday the 13th, plenty of great films use the backbone of economic hardship to tell wild genre stories. Classics like The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby were light on the literal scares but chilled to the … Continue reading Review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Blends Thriller and Mystery Elements for the Social Media Age

2020 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations (FULL LIST)

Big day for the Oscar season with the Independent Spirit Awards announcing their nominees! Another great day for Marriage Story in the books. A24 has to be happy with the success of Waves, The Farewell, The Lighthouse, and Uncut Gems. Even Oscar hopefuls Jennifer Lopez and Renee Zellweger picked up steam. Check out the full list of nominees below! Best Picture A HIDDEN … Continue reading 2020 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations (FULL LIST)

Trailer Talk: “Slice” Blends Pizza, Horror, Zazie Beetz, and Chance the Rapper

There's something really cool about the idea of a 1980's themed film focused on a Pizza company. Let's be real, my food of choice when watching horror films is pizza. It's comfort food at best, delicious at worst. There's basically no such thing as bad pizza. So obviously, I was pumped when I saw the … Continue reading Trailer Talk: “Slice” Blends Pizza, Horror, Zazie Beetz, and Chance the Rapper