Lisa Frankenstein – Excessive comedy at the expense of thrills 

Guest Contributor – Jordi Levinrad Mary Shelley’s vintage 1818 novel ‘Frankenstein’ gets a campy, melodramatic 80’s re-imagining fraught with teased hair, an overdose of fishnet, plenty of blood splatter, and some killer tunes from that era… pun intended.   It became evident early on in this movie that the groovy 80s soundtrack may just be the… Continue reading Lisa Frankenstein – Excessive comedy at the expense of thrills 

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LISA FRANKENSTEIN Amuses, But Its More Excessive Elements Tend to Grate

Zelda Williams makes her feature film directorial debut with a movie that delivers some fun but feels a bit forced regarding its dark humor. As I experienced this movie, I smiled often and laughed heartily at one joke. However, the movie’s tendency to resort to over-the-top antics doesn’t always work and sometimes irritated me. Nevertheless,… Continue reading LISA FRANKENSTEIN Amuses, But Its More Excessive Elements Tend to Grate

Fantastic Fest’s Out of Darkness Feature is Now Available in Theaters

Horror film fans have certainly had their fair share of movies introduced as “survival horror films” and viewed characters “survive” what we know in modern times. Out of Darkness is directed by Andrew Cumming from a script by Ruth Greenberg, based on a story he and Oliver Kassman created. This film is different in that… Continue reading Fantastic Fest’s Out of Darkness Feature is Now Available in Theaters

Argylle: Over the top, hilarious spy thriller

Same Rockwell and Dallas Bryce Howard in Argylle (universal Pictures)

In ‘Argylle,’ director Matthew Vaughn takes audiences on a wild and raucous ride through the world of espionage and fiction. The film follows Elly Conway, played by Dallas Howard, a best-selling author whose spy novels about agent Argylle have captivated readers worldwide. But when Elly’s books start to mirror the covert actions of a real-life… Continue reading Argylle: Over the top, hilarious spy thriller

Unveiling the Depths of Morality and Turmoil: A Detailed Exploration of ‘The Teacher’s Lounge’

‘The Teacher’s Lounge,’ an unexpected nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, offers a haunting glimpse into the complexities of justice, morality, and societal dynamics within a German school setting. Carla Nowak is at the heart of the narrative, portrayed with depth and nuance by Leonie Benesch, a compassionate math teacher dedicated… Continue reading Unveiling the Depths of Morality and Turmoil: A Detailed Exploration of ‘The Teacher’s Lounge’

ARGYLLE Is Wild and Crazy Fun, But Not Particularly Original

For several months last year, every single time I would pay to see a movie in a theater, I was inundated with the same trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s new film, Argylle. Not only did I find this oversaturation of promotion irritating, but it also made me wonder why the studios plugged this movie so hard.… Continue reading ARGYLLE Is Wild and Crazy Fun, But Not Particularly Original

ORIGIN Is An Intiguing Film, But Would’ve Been A Better Television Mini-Series

Journalist Isabel Wilkerson had taken a hiatus from her work to deal with some personal matters but was inspired by the killing of Trayvon Martin to further examine racism in America and how it was influenced by and influenced other forms of prejudice in the world. Director Ana DuVernay directs this adaptation of Wilkeson’s book,… Continue reading ORIGIN Is An Intiguing Film, But Would’ve Been A Better Television Mini-Series

Slamdance Film Festival: Restorage TV Web Series

At AFF, Restorage won the 2023 Austin Film Festival Audience Award for Produced Digital Series, created by Caleb Davis and E’an Verdugo, who also serves as director. The cast includes Jacob Daniels, Olivia Clari Nice, Connor Boyd, Joan Deschamps, Stephen R. Miller, Tyler Corie, and Stephen Miller. This month, the TV web series pilot headed… Continue reading Slamdance Film Festival: Restorage TV Web Series

Prime Video releases the Expats limited series on January 26, 2024

The six-part limited series Expats from creator, director, and writer Lulu Wang debuts on January 26 with two episodes. The series is based on Janice Y.K. Lee’s book “The Expatriates,” with Lee serving as a writer on the series, as well as Alice Bell, Vera Miao, and Gursimran Sandhu. While Wang directs all the episodes,… Continue reading Prime Video releases the Expats limited series on January 26, 2024