By: Jolie Featherstone Jordan Peele’s latest thriller Nope roars into theatres. Nope is grand in every way: open landscapes, blockbuster performances, and big ideas. Peele’s vision brings to life a number of ideas while keeping the story fully energized.
By: Trevor Chartrand Director Stacey Lee raises some important questions in Underplayed, a documentary about diversity in the music industry. Specifically, the film focuses on electronica (or dance music) and the women who make it. Often left behind on a concert schedule predominately populated by men, these artists are underappreciated and underrepresented, especially in this particular genre.
Written by Justin Benson and directed by Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Synchronic is the filmmakers’ follow-up to 2017’s The Endless and boasts the same brand of trippy, time-travelling science fiction.
Jim Jarmusch has been making films for almost forty years. Despite such a prolific career, his bad works can be counted on one hand. This is a direct result of knowing his audience and knowing exactly what it is that they want. This streak continues with his latest feature, The Dead Don’t Die, a zombie horror-comedy which takes on American consumption without ever taking itself too seriously; after all, that film was made about forty…
Libera Nos (Deliver Us), a documentary chronicling numerous exorcisms, rides an innovative line between being a commentary on the distractions of devout faith and a real-life horror movie. It shook me up like no other film has in years.
By: Addison Wylie Due Date’s set-up is one we’ve all seen before. Take an uptight person and pair him up with a complete opposite for a long duration. Put both parties in madcap situations where their relationship will be tested. They may be upset at one another after their lifestyles clash but they may also endear each others own ways by the end. I’m not saying that this particularly happens in Due Date. In fact,…
By: Addison Wylie Paranormal Activity, directed by first time filmmaker Oren Peli, virally spread like wildfire across internet boards as well as word of mouth to a point where the film started climbing up the box office charts eventually becoming the #1 movie in America around Halloween; knocking the latest SAW film, at that time, for a loop. Paranormal Activity also helped the growth of Twitter. By having eager movie goers demand the film to…
By: Addison Wylie How exactly do you start off a review for Jackass 3D? Do you talk about the controversial history the show had before its leap to the big screen? Upset parents from all over the world feared this show. Even though there were disclaimers in front of the show stating that Johnny Knoxville and his band of merry morons were professionals, kids were still macing themselves and kicking their friends in the crotch….
Easy A is a sophisticated and fun film that certainly shouldn’t be labeled as “just another teen movie”.