Now playing in select theaters, Mifune: The Last Samurai is a documentary that spotlights the legendary career of Toshiro Mifune. Narrated by Keanu Reeves, the feature contains interviews with past Mifune collaborators as well as directors Steven Spielberg (he directed Mifune in 1941) and Martin Scorsese. Oscar winning director Steven Okazaki directs the film, and [...]
Director Soham Mehta makes his feature directing debut with Run The Tide, a drama centering on Reymund (Taylor Lautner), a young man who’s raised his brother Oliver (Nico Christou) for much of his lifle.
Reymund’s mother Lola (Constance Zimmer) is a recovering drug addict whose stint in prison is over in two days, and she [...]
A film I’m definitely looking forward to checking out is Masterminds, a comedy that hits Blu-ray and DVD January 31st via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The picture didn’t light the world on fire at the box office (just $17 million), but there’s a a few big reasons why this flick might be worth your [...]
Jessica Chastain delivers a powerhouse and awards worthy performance in Miss Sloane as a talented Washington D.C. lobbyist, but unfortunately a movie shouldn’t be solely judged on an actor’s work. Taking a few pages from Aaron Sorkin’s machine gun delivery dialogue, writer Jonathan Perera crafts an ambitious, twisty political thriller that fails to land the [...]
An extended TV spot for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just been released, and the latest clip gives viewers a glimpse into the shared bond between Captain Cassian Andor (Y Tu Mama Tambien’s Diego Luna) and Jyn Erso (Inferno’s Felicity Jones). Plus, seeing Chirrut (Ip Man star Donnie Yen) facing down a [...]
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 [...]
The trailer for Detour, with its split diopter shots and split screen homage to Brian De Palma, promises a film that’s going to give us a heavy dose of visual style. Director/writer Christopher Smith may have an ace up his sleeve with this film, as he’s enlisted three of cinema’s most promising [...]
As we are in the throes of “Noirvember,” it’s great news to hear that the film noir classic Sudden Fear is headed to Blu-ray on December 13. Directed by David Miller (Lonely are the Brave), the feature centers on Myra Hudson (Joan Crawford), an heiress and playwright who marries the actor (Jack Palance) that [...]
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 [...]