Revisiting "Rock Star" - Mark Wahlberg Goes Metal!
In 2001's "Rock Star," Mark Wahlberg plays Chris "Izzy" Cole, a yokel tribute band singer who gets to live out his dream of fronting his favorite heavy metal band.
“The Battery” Review – A Tale of Baseball & Survival
The Battery mostly focusses on two friends living in a zombie infested world. Life as it is, surviving zombies and baseball.
"Mainstream" (2021) Review: Eat the Art
From Gia Coppola, the comedy-drama film Mainstream stars Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, and Jason Schwartzman. The film addresses what you're willing to sacrifice to become famous on the internet. Is throwing everyone you know under the bus worth a few more likes or follows?
Fantaspoa 2021 - "Kontora" Review
A black and white drama shrouded in mystery. Kontora takes the two and a half hour scenic route to the meaning behind a grandfather's diary, buried treasure, and a man who can only walk backwards. This film is a part of the Brazilian film festival known as Fantaspoa 2021.
"Schindler’s List": Telling a Story Through Editing and Cinematography.
How Steven Spielberg uses the two important elements of the film to tell an emotional story.
'Panda Bear It' (2020) Review: A Rapper Becomes an Endangered Species
"Panda Bear It" is a micro-budget indie film written and directed by Evan Kidd and starring Damien Elliot Bynum. The film is now available to stream on Amazon Prime for free for Prime members.
'Sound of Metal' (2020) Review: A Symphony of Auditory Annihilation
Sound of Metal had a brief theatrical run back in November, but is now available on Amazon Prime and is free for Prime members. The film does some incredible things with Ruben's (Riz Ahmed) deteriorating hearing loss.
'Hillbilly Elegy' Takes a Wrong Turn, Just North of Frankfort, Kentucky
As both producer and director of Hillbilly Elegy, Howard deserves, as JD Vance's grandmother Mamaw might say, "a good talking to."
On the Streets of the Bronx: 'A Bronx Tale' Soundtrack
'A Bronx Tale' is a masterpiece from the mind's of Jazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro. Music features heavily in the film, around both the characters and the world they live in. This article takes a closer listen to the use of music in arguably one of the greatest gangster films to date.
'Big Night': Soundtrack and Silence
'Big Night' is a hidden gem masterpiece co-directed, co-produced, and co-written by household name Stanley Tucci. It's a beautifully quaint film that boasts an extraordinary soundtrack. Let's take a closer listen to how the soundtrack shapes this wonderful film.
"Sorcerer" (1977) - A Tense Battle Against Destiny
Sorcerer, a great pessimistic ride.
"Radioactive" Movie Review
After years (heck, decades) of being a “Where have I seen her before?” actor on this side of the Atlantic, Rosamund Pike may now (finally) be getting some of the recognition that she’s long enjoyed in her native England. Perhaps best known Stateside for her Oscar-nominated role in 2014’s Gone...
Film Contemplation: The Happy Prince (2018) Film Review
The Happy Prince chronicles the final years of renowned poet and playwright Oscar Wilde's life. The film captures the universal theme of an extraordinarily successful life being bent by time and regrets.
"Greyhound" Movie Review
If there’s such a thing as a good ol’-fashioned war movie, Greyhound fits the bill. Starring, written and produced by Tom Hanks, the film (streaming on Apple TV+) is an economical yet highly-charged World War II-set matinee flick. All that’s missing is the fake-butter popcorn and the sticky floor...
8 Romantic Movies for Every Occasion
In the everlasting world of cinema, there is a movie for every romantic scenario in your life, whether it be a gut-wrenching heartbreak or summer romance or an LDR. Luckily for you, I have compiled all my favorites in one list for you to find the one perfectly representative of your story.
"Da 5 Bloods" Movie Review
Even if Spike Lee’s fantastic new film Da 5 Bloods hadn’t debuted this week (on Netflix), it still would be one of the most powerful and resonant films of the year. Arriving as it does, however, in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests and national unrest, helps it hit home that much more...
"To the Stars" Movie Review
When director Martha Stephens took her fourth feature out on the festival circuit in 2019 (earning a Jury Prize for Best Narrative at the OUT at the Movies International LGBT Film Fest along the way), it was presented in black and white. It was a fitting choice, given that To the Stars is set in...
"Eyes Wide Shut" - An Essay on the Nature of Desire
This essay is meant to reveal some of the arguments for the depth and meaning of Kubrick's last film. I will talk about the use of music, color, and the underlying symbolism present in the form of dreams and desires. There will be spoilers ahead.
"Sergio" Movie Review
In 2009, filmmaker Greg Barker released the documentary Sergio about the fascinating life and untimely death of UN administrator Sergio de Mello. The film went on to be a festival darling, winning a handful of awards around the world while serving as both a eulogy for the diplomat and a ...
Film Contemplation: "The Conformist" (1970) Film Review
Bernardo Belucchi's filmography needs no introduction. This time we reflect on one of his most celebrated works, 1970's "The Conformist." A film that questions societal needs of fitting in coupled with oppression of thoughts in Mussolini's fascist Italy.