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

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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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 The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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)

Film Review- Before We Go (2014)

Chris Evans finds comfort in the quiet of the city in his directorial debut, Before We Go. It premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and then to limited release in the United States. You could dub it a modern take on the Before trilogy from Richard Linklater, but you can also find traits that set it apart from the staple ‘night romance.’ It is tasteful when it … Continue reading Film Review- Before We Go (2014)

Film Review- Only The Brave (2017)

My review of Only The Brave over at JUMPCUT ONLINE. Year: 2017 Directed by: Joseph Kosinski Cast: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, James Badge Dale Written by Jessica Peña ‘Only the Brave’ is the biographical drama that tells the fateful true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a unit of trained wildfire control men who lost their lives during the … Continue reading Film Review- Only The Brave (2017)

Happy Death Day

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Year: 2017 Director: Christopher B. Landon Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitkin Written by Jessica Peña Into the realm of fun slasher films comes ‘Happy Death Day,’ a film that shoots its way into box office mayhem, but doesn’t take itself too seriously. Christopher B. Landon, the ‘Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ director helmed this thriller and… Continue reading Happy Death Day

Film Review- Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

In a way, it feels like BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is a filler film for more to come. The substance of the film was more dull than it was gripping, but it manages to keep our attention, nonetheless. As someone who was never deep into the comics, seeing the film was a bittersweet experience indeed. Sure, I like exciting action sequences and a … Continue reading Film Review- Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)