Tag Archive: film

Why Netflix’s Lemony Snicket Worked While the Film Did Not

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This week we saw the debut of the new Netflix adaptation of the best selling book series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ by the mysterious Lemony Snicket. It’s a dark and foreboding tale surprisingly… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Nocturnal Animals’

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Directed by: Tom Ford Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon Plot: A manager of an art gallery is rattled by her ex-husband’s new book Review: The trailers do such a great job of not… Continue reading

The Art of Avoiding Spoilers: 5 Top Tips

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If you’re a Star Wars fan like me and haven’t yet got around to seeing Rogue One you’re probably in a constant state of paranoia about encountering some spoilers. Before you decide to go all… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Ordinary World’

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Directed by: Lee Kirk Starring: Billie Joe Armstrong, Selma Blair, and Fred Armisen Plot: A punk rocker turned family man tries to relive the glory days on his 40th birthday. Review: Green Day was one of… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Moonlight’

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Directed by: Barry Jenkins Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomi Harris, and Janelle Monae Plot: A young man deals with his dysfunctional upbringing at 3 different moments in his life Review: Moonlight is told over the course of… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘In a Valley of Violence’

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Directed by: Ti West Starring: Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, and John Travolta Plot: A traveler on his way to Mexico crosses paths with the violent residents of a dying mine town. Review: Horror and westerns make… Continue reading

Phobia Philms: Halloween II

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In “Phobia Philms,” I plan on reviewing and recommending scary movies based on real phobias, of which there is no shortage of, specifically what makes them scary and how they represent our anxieties. … Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’

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Directed by: Billy O’Brien Starring: Max Records, Laura Fraser, and Christopher Lloyd Plot: A troubled teen with homicidal red flags takes on new fascination when his town is targeted by a serial killer. Review: As we… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

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Directed by: David Mackenzie Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges Plot: A Texas Ranger chases a couple of bank robbing brothers. Review: I honestly didn’t think much of this movie when I first saw… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’

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Directed by: Mike Birbiglia Starring:Mike Birbiglia, Keegan Michael Key, and Gillian Jacobs Plot: Members of a New York based improv troupe struggle to cope when one of their members leaves to be on a popular… Continue reading