NBC‘s New Amsterdam returns with the heart-pounding episode ‘Six or Seven Minutes’ that delivers all the feels. The episode starts at the hospital, where everyone urgently needs to chat with Max … Continue Reading ‘New Amsterdam’ S1 Ep 10 Review: Max Makes His Mark (Spoilers)
Talk about dream casting! Just when you think NBC‘s monster hit series This Is Us can’t get any better, they cast one of television’s most beloved moms to play Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) … Continue Reading ‘This Is Us’ Casts Phylicia Rashad as Beth’s Mom
On Elvis Presley’s birthday (January 8th, 1935), NBC reveals the mesmerizing talents who will honor the King of Rock n’ Roll in Elvis All-Star Tribute airing Sunday, February 17 from 9 -11 p.m. … Continue Reading ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’ Assembles Star-Studded Line-up
New Amsterdam hit its stride early on and quickly became NBC‘s new hit medical drama. Here’s a quick recap of where things are at heading into the midseason premiere ‘Six or Seven … Continue Reading ‘New Amsterdam’ Winter Premiere Preview (Sneak Peeks)
Karyn Kusama captures Nicole Kidman as we’ve never seen her before in the edgy crime drama, Destroyer. Washed up, jaded and broken LAPD detective Erin Bell (Kidman) confronts her shady past … Continue Reading ‘Destroyer’ Review
Rupert Everett has been tirelessly trying to make The Happy Prince for the past ten years. He secured Colin Firth and Emily Watson early on, which helped in shopping his sharp script … Continue Reading ‘The Happy Prince’ Review
This article was originally published on Film Threat (August 2014). Judy Greer makes her delightful and distinctive directorial debut with the star-studded offbeat comedy, A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Individual crises … Continue Reading ‘A Happening of Monumental Proportions’ Review
This article was originally published on Film Threat (June 28, 2018). Shana Feste draws from her personal experience and uses her fascinating father as a muse for her latest film, Boundaries. Laura (Vera … Continue Reading ‘Boundaries’ Review
This article was originally published on Film Threat (May 8, 2018). Measure of a Man is a poignant coming of age dramedy that shows how a bullied teen, Bobby Marks (Blake … Continue Reading ‘Measure of a Man’ Review
This article was originally published on Film Threat (April 18, 2018). David and Nathan Zellner wrote, directed, and star in the unconventional and off-beat comedic Western, Damsel. This quirky film is … Continue Reading ‘Damsel’ Review
This article was originally published on Film Threat (April 18, 2018). The tragic tale of Frankenstein’s Monster is greatly known. There have been several adaptations of the creature’s misunderstood torment … Continue Reading ‘Mary Shelley’ Review
‘The Keeping Hours’ is a hauntingly beautiful film that leaves a lasting impression. Nearly ten years after his untimely and accidental death, young Jacob’s (Sander Thomas) ghost brings his divorced parents back together by mysteriously appearing in their old family home.
In his surprisingly funny and heartbreakingly honest film, we witness a crucial 24-hour period in Ben’s (Lucas Hedges) life. He is a recovering addict who desperately struggles to make amends, painfully grapples with sobriety, and remorsefully faces the consequences of his tumultuous past. Through all of these challenges, his loving mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), steadfastly remains by his side.
Barry Jenkins’ stunning adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, is poetry in motion. A gripping narrative and vivid imagery transcends the page and illuminates the big screen as Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) shares her scattered tale of true love and tackles adversity in 1970s Harlem. Throughout the film, we feel submerged in her world as Jenkin’s artful direction floods viewers with vibrant colors, groovy tunes, and the threat of danger lurking in the dark corners of her neighborhood.
Outlaw King is a sweeping epic beautifully and brutally depicting Robert Bruce’s (Chris Pine) arduous efforts to unite all Scots and free Scotland from British rule. Braveheart made us familiar with the Scots’ graphically bloody plight for freedom in the 14th century. This film echoes similar sentiments, especially when William Wallace’s death inspires Bruce to boldly take action against the British monarchy.
Vox Lux: A Twentieth Century Portrait ambitiously tackles pertinent issues and fears that plague our society today. This flashy film and its loaded storyline create an unexpected and paralleled paradox.