On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, we review La La Land, the Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) directed musical which is a shoo-in for a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
The Los Angeles set story, which is inspired by the Jacques Demy films The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort, centers on the relationship between [...]
Narrated by Keanu Reeves, Mifune: The Last Samurai is a comprehensive 80-minute look at Toshiro Mifune, the legendary actor who is best known for his awe inspiring work with director Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Red Beard). Director Steven Okazaki puts a refreshingly human face on the iconic artist, [...]
Lily Collins is a star in the making, and her captivating performance is the biggest reason to watch Rules Don’t Apply. Seeing Warren Beatty back on the silver screen is also a wonderful treat, as his last appearance came with the 2001 misfire Town & Country.
Beatty stars, writes, and directs Rules [...]
Two of the biggest pieces of advice in filmmaking is to never work with children or animals and to also never put your own money into a movie. Filmmaker Ben Younger, who ascended the Hollywood ranks with the well received films Boiler Room and Prime, certainly knows these facts. But these are [...]
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) gives an engaging performance in The Edge of Seventeen, a teen comedy which, although it has its share of laughs, also has its share of effectively rendered drama. Co-starring Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick, the flick is a welcome addition to a well worn genre.
The story centers [...]
Written and directed with fine-tuned precision from Bryan Bertino, The Monster is a nail-biting horror thriller that is sure to please most of the genre’s enthusiasts. Though it’s a simply crafted narrative, the shortest distance between two points, at least with The Monster, is a straight line.
Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) is a young girl [...]
The safe best is that many moviegoers will be spending their hard earned cash on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but for movie buffs who are not into wizardry a couple of movies may be worth a look.
On this week’s CinemAddicts podcast, we review The Edge of [...]
The moniker “Noirvember” enables movie enthusiasts to spotlight their favorite film noirs, or explore new ones, during the month of November. The genre, partly rooted in German Expressionism and then a darkened, post-WWII, thematic aesthetic, is all about light and shadow. The Nicholas Ray directed On Dangerous Ground, a classic highlighted by excellent performances [...]
Both Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga are getting their share of awards buzz thanks to their first rate work as Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple behind the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia. Directed by Jeff Nichols, Loving should receive a plethora of nominations and be a front runner in this year’s Oscar [...]
Rhode Island boxing legend Vinny Pazienza’s inspiring and seemingly improbably story is front and center with director Ben Younger’s Bleed for This. Miles Teller who lost and gained weight to play Pazienza (the boxer moved up two weight classes during [...]