On episode 34 of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I review the first rate, pulse-pounding thriller Don’t Breathe. The picture, directed by The Evil Dead filmmaker Fede Alvarez, centers on a trio of young thieves (Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto) who break into the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang). Desperate to leave Detroit [...]
Hell or High Water is a neo-Western is as gritty and dusty as the day is long, and thanks to inspired performances from its four co-stars and a first rate script from Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan, this flick should be feted come Oscar nominations time.
Toby (Chris Pine) is a father who’s about to have [...]
Charles Mingus’ seminal composition “Scenes in the City” is the perfect marriage of music and the spoken word, as actor Mel Stewart plays a New York City denizen with undying love for jazz. Though mired in financial difficulties and universal problems that may never go away, his spirits are lifted once Miles Davis or Charlie [...]
Two excellent films are hitting select theaters this week, and if you’re a fan of nuance and beautifully rendered, evocative dramas, then The Little Prince and Little Men should be up your alley.
Directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), The Little Prince is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s [...]
Come for the fart jokes, stay for a surprisingly touching tale of the power of human connection and life lessons. By now many have seen the trailer for Swiss Army Man and sussed out that it starts Paul Dano as a suicidal man stranded on an island who finds companionship in the farting corpse of [...]
Star Trek Beyond is a wonderful 50th anniversary present for Trekkers and movie fans all around the world, and it’s a wonderful continuation of the universe that was created by Gene Roddenberry. Unfortunately, my CinemAddicts podcast partner Anderson Cowan had an entirely different opinion of the movie and wasn’t too thrilled director Justin Lin’s crafting [...]
On episode 28 of CinemAddicts, Anderson Cowan and I review Woody Allen’s Café Society, a feature that marks the third collaboration between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart (they also worked together on Adventureland and American Ultra). The 1930s set feature, which centers on a Bronx youth’s (Jesse Eisenberg) romance with his uncle’s secretary (Kristen Stewart) [...]
Drug stories or even tales about Pablo Escobar (i.e. Narcos and Escobar: Paradise Lost) are at an all-time high, and now The Infiltrator enters that universe with the true story of federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur’s (Bryan Cranston) attempts to [...]
Disney’s live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast is one of next year’s most anticipated films, as fans are eagerly awaiting to see if Emma Watson and Dan Stevens can pull off the iconic roles of Belle and the Beast. The teaser one-sheet for the film, which co-stars Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, and Ewan [...]
Time and time again, Viggo Mortensen absolutely delivers as an actor, and his latest film Captain Fantastic is no different. The story centers on Ben Cash (Mortensen), a free thinking man who’s raised his six children in the wilderness. When tragedy strikes, he takes his family back to suburbia where a culture clash ensues.