Director Jeremy Saulnier, whose 2013 feature Blue Ruin was met with a healthy share of acclaim, returns with Green Room, a picture which he describes as a “siege thriller.”
The story centers on The Ain’t Rights (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner), a struggling punk band that perform at an Oregon [...]
Meryl Streep has proven with Into The Woods and Ricki and the Flash that she can easily carry a tune, but in her new film Florence Foster Jenkins she’s singing a different tune. The film, directed by Stephen Frears (The Program, The Grifters), is the true story of the titular protagonist, a New York socialite [...]
Released this week on Blu-Ray and DVD, Jane Got A Gun (R, 98 minutes) is a Western set in 1871, as mother Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) is trying to raise a family with her loyal husband Bill (Noah Emmerich).
Unfortunately Bill is saddled with an outlaw past that comes back to haunt him, as he returns [...]
Greta Gerwig stars in writer/director Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan, a New York set comedy that is a welcome change of pace from her previous work (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Ballad of Jack and Rose). Though Miller’s dramas are arresting in their own right, it’s wonderful to see Miller bring a lighter touch [...]
In 50 years plus of filmmaking, Brian De Palma has crafted successful studio driven projects (Scarface, Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables) and has also managed to chase his singular creative passions (Sisters, Dressed to Kill, Femme Fatale). A visual master who grew up loving Alfred Hitchcock and French New Wave films, De Palma’s movies, whether [...]
On this week’s episode of CinemAddicts, we review three new films coming out on Friday: The Meddler, Elvis & Nixon, and A Hologram For The King.
Set in Los Angeles and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), The Meddler centers on Marnie, a widow who continues to meddle in [...]
The Meddler is a comedy whose heart and soul comes straight from writer/director Lorene Scafaria. With Seeking a Friend for the End of the World she explored the search for companionship during the end of days, and though The Meddler isn’t set within an apocalyptic environment, its narrative is just as ambitious.
It’s been two [...]
There are so many balls in the proverbial air that may keep you guessing throughout The Adderall Diaries (R, 87 minutes), and though some detractors may view it as a bit too much, the film is buoyed by inspired performances [...]
Whether you’re in the mood for a family film or a straight edge action thriller, it’s a great week for watching movies. During the first segment we take a look at director Jeremy Saulnier’s (Blue Ruin) latest effort Green Room, an action thriller with tons of suspense, tension, and stomach churning violence.
As a diehard Marvel Universe fan, my initial introduction to Doctor Strange came from my years of devotion to The Defenders, a superhero group that was too powerful for its own good. With the Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, the Hulk, and Doctor Strange serving as the first iteration of this argumentative crew, the Defenders’ raw power [...]