Review – The Cloverfield Paradox

by Armando Vanegas

The Cloverfield movie series is such an interesting blank check franchise because there’s no shortage of good ideas by making this an anthology series as it gives more freedom for whatever stories that the filmmakers want to tell. I would have been fine if this was one movie about a monster attacking a city but they decided to expand on this and made a great followup in 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Continue reading

A24 – Summer Preview

LEAN ON PETE
Release Date: April 6th

Directed By:             Andrew Haigh
Written By:              Andrew Haigh (Screenplay), Willy Vlautin (Novel)
Starring:                    Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi

Rating:                        R for language and brief violence
Running Time:        121 minutes

From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend; 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete-a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.

Continue reading

Review – Thoroughbreds (2017)

by Colby Sanchez

After making its critically acclaimed debut at Sundance last year, Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds finally saw the light of day last weekend. The film was originally titled Thoroughbred, but shortly after the premiere, Focus Features acquired the distribution rights and decided to make changes to its name. Currently with a certified fresh rating of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, first time director has certainly maintained an exquisite status with critics.

Continue reading