The CW’s long running series continues breaking our hearts. Supernatural returned from winter hiatus with a vengeance. “The Trap” played our heartstrings like a weeping guitar. Team Free Will races against the clock to stop Chuck (Rob Benedict). He plays wicked games with Sam (Jared Padalecki), while Dean […]
The CW‘s Supernatural is definitely setting us up for an overload of feels in the 300th episode, with each week delivering classic Winchester dilemmas and heartwarming family moments. In “Damaged Goods,” we see Dean (Jensen Ackles) face another seemingly impossible situation that requires sacrifice – once again. This whole episode had […]
The surprisingly nostalgic mid-season return of The CW’s Supernaturalfound Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) living the dream while Michael takes control…again. Sam (Jared Padalecki), Castiel (Misha Collins), and Jack (Alexander Calvert) deal with Michael’s curveball thanks to help from some very unexpected allies. Grab a slice of pie and settle in, there’s […]
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 converge as a diverse cast of characters experience a variety of challenges. In one life-changing day, an illicit […]
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 Farmiga) is a work in progress and needs to learn how to stand her ground. The film begins […]
‘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.