The Zero Theorem (dir. Terry Gilliam)

Terry Gilliam’s latest sci-fi dystopia challenges the mind and overwhelms the senses. [Read more...]

What If: Or, The Boy Who Loved

When it comes to the romantic comedy genre, there’s not much to break away from. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl in the end. In fact, by definition, romantic comedies are the most predictable movies because you’re almost guaranteed the ending. The viewing pleasure is not in the uncertainty but in the [Read More...]

The Collapse of the Comic Book Movie

According to reports, Marvel has films mapped out to 2028. From now until then are at least 11 confirmed films, and rumors of films nearly equal to that. Furthermore, Warner Bros, who owns the rights to DC Comics, also has at least eleven confirmed films in the works to match the enormous success of Marvel. [Read More...]

‘Boyhood’ (2014) – The Start of Something Great

If you’ve heard anything about Boyhood, it’s probably the hype surrounding its groundbreaking 12-year production phase. This is a movie that started filming in 2002, and follows a boy named Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane) as he quite literally grows up before our eyes, with all the change and experiences that growing up entails. The [Read More...]

Review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ (2014)

To enjoy The Purge (2013), and its sequel, The Purge: Anarchy (2014), which must have gone into conception about the day the first film left the hospital, you need to buy into an interesting, albeit nonsensical premise; that one day a year all crime is made legal to provide denizens with a cathartic purging of their criminal proclivities. For [Read More...]

AFI DOCS Review: Three Fantastic Documentaries to Watch

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending D.C.’s AFI DOCS. For many, the annual, international documentary film festival is the closest thing you can get to a Hollywood red carpet experience on the east coast. With more filmmakers at the 5-day event than the city likely receives in an entire year, the [Read More...]

Deliver Us From Evil – A Refreshingly Thoughtful Crime-Horror Film that Explores the Implications of Evil

WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS… I’ve always found the spiritual horror genre compelling for the question it forces its viewers to engage: Does the supernatural being shown really exist? For many, the answer is a scoff and resounding “no,” but when the subject matter (in this case demonic possession) falls under several religions that together [Read More...]

Think Like a Man Too: The Hangover’s Vapid, Shallow, and Forgettable Cousin

As I watched Think Like a Man Too, the most recent product from writers Keith Merryman and David Newman who brought you that wholesome flick, Friends with Benefits, I couldn’t help but think of the climbing divorce rate in America. In a culture that is increasingly devaluing marriage (sadly more often than not treating it as [Read More...]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Or, How to Do a Sequel Right)

There is a scene in the pilot episode of the critically acclaimed TV show Breaking Bad when Walter White describes the parallel between chemistry and life. “Chemistry,” he argues, “is the study of change…it is growth, then decay, then transformation.” While this acts as foreshadowing for Walter’s own arc in the series, and can be applied to [Read More...]

Edge of Tomorrow: When Groundhog Day Meets the Matrix and Succeeds as Both.

Nowadays, it’s unfortunately rare that you come across a movie far greater than its trailer. With the sheer colossal amount of money and time invested into a product’s advertising, what you as a theater-goer are usually subjected to is a trailer revealing the funniest jokes, most memorable dialogue, most stunning action scenes, and even in [Read More...]


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