Playing in select theaters, Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) is a French drama centering on several teenagers who decide to form a club wherein free love sans complications reigns supreme. Confidently directed by Eva Husson, the movie is beautifully shot by Mattias Troelstrup. Coupled with a subtly hypnotic score from M83’s Morgan Kibby and [...]
Free State of Jones, an epic penned and directed by Gary Ross, is a Civil War epic that’s based on the life of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a brave Mississippi farmer who leads a group of farmers and runaway slaves against the Confederacy. This initially uneasy alliance leads to a mainly united community creates their [...]
Now out on DVD, One More Time centers on Paul Lombard (Christopher Walken), a Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett-esque crooner whose charisma and seemingly easygoing nature masks a self-absorption that has done subtle damage to his family. Amber Heard, as Paul’s talented and self-sabotaging musician-daughter Jude, is excellent in the feature, which was penned and directed by [...]
It’s a jam packed episode this week on CinemAddicts, as the features King Jack, Warcraft, the documentary De Palma, and Diary of a Chambermaid are reviewed on the podcast.
Director/writer Felix Thompson’s self-assured tale King Jack centers on Jack (Charlie Plummer), a withdrawn 15-year-old who’s living in the Hudson Valley section of New York. With [...]
Brian De Palma grew up a fan of the French New Wave and Alfred Hitchcock films, and during the early 1970s he already had a few films under his belt. With George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Paul Schrader among his friends, De Palma was part of an entirely new “wave” of storytellers, and [...]
On this week’s episodes of our CinemAddicts podcast, Anderson Cowan and I review the new films Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, The Fits, and Approaching The Unknown.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a hilarious mockumentary which is the latest work from The Lonely Island members Adam Samberg, Jorma [...]
Presenting Princess Shaw is the uplifting story of Samantha Montgomery, a nurse who cares for the elderly and is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. Directed by Ido Haar, the documentary follows Montgomery, whose stage name is Princess Shaw, as she becomes a YouTube sensation thanks to her collaboration [...]
Now playing in New York and Los Angeles, Maggie’s Plan centers on Maggie Hardin (Greta Gerwig), a New Yorker who wants to have a child of her own. Though she has a sperm donor (Travis Fimmel) in place, her schedule takes a left turn after she falls in love with a married anthropology professor named [...]
Director Rob Reiner crafted one of cinema’s most affecting coming-of-age stories with Stand By Me, a movie based on Stephen King’s story The Body, and once again he traverses youthful terrain with Being Charlie. The movie comes from a personal place, as it was co-written by his son Nick Reiner and inspired by Nick’s own [...]
In celebration of Star Wars Day, the latest trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals six new adventures that will be featured in the game. Recently announced levels in the title including “Rathtar Hunting,” which has Han Solo and Chewbacca attempting to capture the dangerous Rathtars and a Poe Dameron mission to [...]