Review: Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton Review Directed by: F. Gary Gray Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti Straight Outta Compton, F. Gary Gray’s newest film about...

It Follows: Both Refreshing and Retro

It Follows 2015, Horror Written/Directed by: David Robert Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist Contemporary Horror films almost always emulate tropes from the height of the genre’s...

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By Jacqueline Howell We've covered the tremendous film The Witch on this site before, and like all great pieces of art, one is torn between...

Mayor of the Sunset Strip: what a long, strange, trip

Mayor of the Sunset Strip - Director George Hickenlooper, 2003 This documentary and its subject matter are an anomaly. Rodney Bingenheimer is, 12 years after this documentary...

On Popular Culture: Does Context Matter Anymore?

The oh-too-easy lure of the YouTube Black Hole can take you down anytime defenses are lowered and procrastination has had even four minutes to percolate. Somehow,...

Movie Night: Starlet

By Justin Rawana Starlet (2012) Written/Directed by: Sean Baker Starring: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, and James Ransone Written and directed by Sean Baker (Prince of Broadway,...

Twist Endings Or: What Happened to M. Night Shyamalan?

(Ed note: This article purposely discusses key plot twists and twist endings in Shyamalan's films as well as those in some other films (Chinatown, The Usual Suspects,...

Review: The Editor

Depressed film editor Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) is stuck working on a rather trashy Italian crime thriller, a film far beneath his talents. While...

Film Diaries: A Film A Day – The Maid

Introducing our new original column -Film Diaries: A Film A Day - Part 1 The Maid (La Nana) 2009 Directed by Sebastian Silva Starring Catalina Saavedra,...

Diary of an Independent Filmmaker: Part 1

Diary of an Independent Filmmaker Part 1: Who am I and how the hell did I get here? It is often heard in real indie...

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