JUMPCUT’S Favourites Review- 500 Days of Summer (2009)

  Jumpcut Online publishes another one of our staff favourites, and this time, a look at one of mine, (500) Days of Summer. Click through the link to read it. Year: 2009 Directed by: Marc Webb Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Grace Moretz, Matthew Grey Gubler. WRITTEN BY JESSICA PEÑA When I first watched 500 Days of Summer, I was a teenager … Continue reading JUMPCUT’S Favourites Review- 500 Days of Summer (2009)

Film Review- Raw (2017)

Julia Ducournau’s Raw will not cater to your expectations of a moral compass. This French-Belgian horror drama is a delicious plate of obscurity and tantalized adolescence. It lives up to its ambiguity through a grisly coming-of-age tale. Raised as a strict vegetarian all her life, Justine (Garance Marillier) undergoes intense hazing as a first year rookie in a vet school her older sister also attends, … Continue reading Film Review- Raw (2017)

Film Review- While We’re Young (2014)

Noah Baumbach takes a colorful and tender approach to generational ambition in his film, While We’re Young. It explores the themes of rejuvenation, jealousy, skeptical admiration, and unrelenting youth. In their forties, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) grapple with the inescapable quirks of aging. Along the way, they meet a young, hip couple who emit a fulfilling presence, and it inspires them. With … Continue reading Film Review- While We’re Young (2014)

Film Review- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

While I’m not a die-hard superhero/comics enthusiast, I do enjoy the experience of watching a robust and fun superhero film. Taika Waititi directs the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok. Many critics and peers of mine agree; it is Thor’s best stand-alone film in the MCU and quite possibly the best Marvel film of 2017. In its opening scene, we find the God of … Continue reading Film Review- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

World Market Haul

A pause from film reviews today to muse over some foreign delicacies I’ve found! Who doesn’t love rummaging through world markets and finding amazing food products to try out? It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts (I’ve done some damage at the world market since, don’t get me wrong), but here I am to give you the scoop on some new … Continue reading World Market Haul

Film Review- The Killing of A Sacred Deer (2017)

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Year: 2017 Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic Written by Jessica Peña It’s not often enough a film will come around that will leave you in awe, laughing, cringing, and downright terrified. Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing of A Sacred Deer’ will find you in these states and will claw at… Continue reading Film Review- The Killing of A Sacred Deer (2017)

Film Review- Frances Ha (2012)

Shot blissfully in black and white, Noah Baumbach brings Frances Ha to life in a coming-of-age story for the young adult. I found myself resonating with it when it was all said and done. It’s a film that sort of tugs at your youth and what it feels like to struggle and let go. Frances (Greta Gerwig) is a 27 year old pursuing a stable career … Continue reading Film Review- Frances Ha (2012)