Directed by longtime cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, Cameraperson is an evocative, complex, and ultimately ambitious documentary which, on the surface, centers on Johnson’s 25 plus years as a filmmaker. Viewers are immediately thrown into a world sans the linear storytelling or explain-it-all voiceovers, and for some jumping back and forth in time may be a bit [...]
Author: The JT LeRoy Story is a feverish and arresting account of a literary hoax which nearly ruined Laura Albert’s career. Though Albert penned the bestselling novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, she did so under the guise of JT LeRoy, a male scribe and HIV-positive, ex-prostitute. Heightening Albert’s stakes was [...]
One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated films is Moana, and Walt Disney Animation Studios released a new trailer this morning.
Opening November 23, the tale centers on an adventurous teenager (Auli’i Cravalho voices Moana) who teams up with the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson, seen earlier this year in Central Intelligence) in an [...]
If you’re tired of flat level roads that simply wind and curve their way to the its final destination, the free-to-play title Vertigo Racing might be up your alley. The Chillingo title, now available on the App Store and Google Play, has gamers speeding through mountainous regions with ’50s automobiles. While getting the chance [...]
Complete Unknown is a seductive movie that actually pulls you in from a distance, as Alice Martin (Rachel Weisz) is a beguiling adventurer whose main calling card is to hide in plain sight. Throughout her lifetime she has changed names, careers, living locations, and though the idea of such a venture is tantalizing, it [...]
Available today on Video on Demand, iTunes, and playing in select theaters, Natural Selection is a hard hitting drama about Tyler Evans (Mason Dye), an introspective teenager who’s finding it hard to fit in at his new high school. When charismatic student Indrid Wardin (Ryan Munzert) enters his [...]
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 [...]
Now out on DVD, Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season does a complete about face from its first season and thankfully doesn’t rest on its creative laurels.
While the first season detailed visionary yet self-destructive exec Joe Macmillan’s (Lee Pace) attempt to build the ultimate computer with talented [...]
The Star Wars universe continues with the December 16 release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the picture is in good hands with Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) at the helm.
That being said, telling the story of a brave group of heroes attempting to take down the [...]
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 [...]