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)

Film Review- Let Us Prey (2014)

Brian O’Malley brings us a sick British-Irish horror  that centers around the sins of humans to its core with the slim hope of redemption. In LET US PREY, a rookie police cadet, Rachel Heggie (Pollyanna McIntosh), awakens from a nightmare about her past before heading out to start her work at a remote and eerie police station in Scotland. She doesn’t know it, but she’s … Continue reading Film Review- Let Us Prey (2014)

Film Review- Gerald’s Game (2017)

I’m kicking off my venture into horror this month with the latest Stephen King adaptation, GERALD’S GAME. A Netflix original film, GERALD’S GAME is a rock solid psychological thriller. The worst kind of horror has to be when your fears and deep troubles begin to manifest themselves into what seems like reality. In the film, Jessie and Gerald decide to stay at their remote lake … Continue reading Film Review- Gerald’s Game (2017)

THE DARK TOWER: A Comparison and Review with Friends

Stephen King’s magnum opus series The Dark Tower was given the big screen treatment last month when it was unveiled to fans and non fans alike. I’ll be honest, I have no interest in seeing the film, much less dusting off books from a shelf to get into the series. So instead I decided to sit down with two good friends to dissect their thoughts after … Continue reading THE DARK TOWER: A Comparison and Review with Friends