Film reviews and more

Month: March 2019

Film Review: Us

★★★★★ Hot from 2017 hit Get Out, comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele is back in the horror playhouse, confirming his preternatural, studied mastery of the genre. Forget the presumptive denial of terms of “elevated” and “post-horror” – Us is a true genre flick, polished […]

Five movie diamonds in the rough

For as long as Hollywood has been making movies (since 1910, in case you’re wondering), the stars and luminaries of the industry have had a love affair with diamonds. They’ve long been a symbol of power, wealth, and status in […]

Film Review: Sharkwater Extinction

★★★★☆ The late Rob Stewart’s activist documentary Sharkwater Extinction is an urgent and moving plea for action against the illegal trade in shark fins and more generally for the conservation of marine life in our rapidly dirtier and emptier oceans. […]

Film Review: The White Crow

★★★★☆ Ralph Fiennes’ third directorial feature, The White Crow is an evocative portrait of Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev’s early career and defection to the West in 1961. Inspired by Julie Kavanagh’s biography, David Hare’s perceptive screenplay takes us from […]

Three of the best “unofficial” remakes

Although plagiarism is much more common in the music industry and scientific studies, it’s not unheard of in other areas of visual arts – namely filmmaking. After all, looking for inspiration in all the wrong places is, apparently, only human, […]

Michael B. Jordan’s top five roles

Michael B. Jordan already has an impressive resume as an actor. Between his acting chops, dashing good looks, and impressive physique, Hollywood is creating more and more impressive storylines for Jordan characters, and we’re not complaining. Here are our picks […]