Whether it’s a family friendly film about a giant (The BFG) or watching Tarzan swing from tree to tree (The Legend of Tarzan), there is a plethora of high profile films coming out this week. But if you’re in the mood for smaller, more intimate fare, the documentary Life, Animated should do the trick.
Now out on Blu-ray via Cohen Media Group, Rams is an Icelandic film that grabs you from the opening shot and refuses to let go. The film, however, doesn’t seduce with quick cutting and flashy action sequences, as the story of two brothers living on a secluded Iceland property may actually seem, upon first blush, [...]
Although The Neon Demon is an undeniably violent and harrowing film, cinema is merely a facsimile of reality. During a morning visit to Hollywood’s Musso and Frank Grill (the site is featured in the film), director Nicolas Winding Refn encountered a man who had been stabbed at the restaurant’s parking lot. The man died from [...]
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 [...]
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words is a documentary that, although its directed by lifelong Zappa enthusiast Thorsten Schütte, is not a reverential, talking head documentary on the acclaimed musician. Instead, the 90-minute film takes a deeper look at Zappa through interviews and rare archival footage taken from various moments of his [...]
Hollywood Outbreak is giving away Two (2) Blu-rays to the nail-biting military thriller Eye In The Sky. Directed by Gavin Hood (Ender’s Game, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), the picture centers on Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a high ranking British officer who coordinates a hunt for terrorists in Kenya. Aaron [...]
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 [...]
Seoul Searching is an unabashedly spirited homage to the John Hughes teenage comedies from the 1980s (most notably The Breakfast Club), and though the movie traverses widely tread terrain, writer-director Benson Lee and an engaging ensemble are up for the challenge.
It’s 1986, and a lively group of Korean teenagers from all over [...]
Elle Fanning delivers a standout and emotionally naked performance in The Neon Demon, director Nicolas Winding Refn’s stylized and uncompromising look at the price and vagaries of beauty.
Jesse (Fanning) is a 16-year-old with modeling ambitions and her arrival to Los Angeles leads to an extended stay at a rundown Pasadena motel (Keanu Reeves is the [...]