The first time I saw Promising Young Woman, I spent the last maybe 15 minutes outright sobbing—not from sadness or grief, but because I’ve never felt such catharsis from a film. Perhaps in the future, I will write a more in-depth piece on the ending specifically, but for now, I
I had the chance to review Promising Young Woman by director Emerald Fennell. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, Clancy Brown. Promising Young Woman is a film that will
A grey, grim world, free of color or joy; a world where one-half of the population virtually holds the other half in indentured servitude, one without workers’ rights, let alone workplace safety rules or regulations, a patriarchal society, except it’s not set in a distant future typically reserved for
It’s difficult to accept, let alone believe, that Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Dear Wendy, The Celebration), the co-founder of the Dogme ’95 movement with Lars von Trier, an attempt to strip away decades of accreted narrative and stylistic filmmaking conventions to find or forge a path to a purer, presumably
There’s almost always an awesome film coming out on Blu-Ray or DVD each month, so which ones should you pay attention to this month?
If a filmmaker – or in this case, filmmakers – can be underrated and overlooked despite winning multiple Academy Awards and producing fifteen, mostly critically acclaimed films over four decades, then Joel and Ethan Coen qualify. It’s not that their films don’t receive critical praise or commercial validation, but rather
This week there is an interesting mixture of genres, from The Walking Dead to Gatsby and men with muscles! I think everyone will be satisfied. Don’t forget to let me know if there’s something that should be a must have or if there’s any other opinions you might have. Leave everything
We know not everyone has time for every major release or big movie, so instead of featuring 10 great films a month, these are truly the ones that cannot be missed this May. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think that’s worth the watch.
With the first of the gift-giving holidays almost upon us, the stress of finding the perfect present may impede creative thinking. So, as an addition to my previous Chick Flick (Vintage Chick Flicks | Chick Flicks 101) and Bromance/Buddy Comedy Gift Guides, I decided to give you one more: A British
Disappointing news for all fans anticipating the arrival of Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby. Warner Bros. recently delayed the film’s opening day from Christmas Day of this year to an unspecified date in Summer 2013. Fans and critics alike thought this film
Continuing where they left off with 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio have taken the next step in their incredibly elaborate and expensive effort to get high schoolers to complete their English requirements: the first official trailer for their upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American
It’s that time again: another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup! Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! This weeks big releases are Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Shame. Speaking of Shame, you can enter our contest to
A mix of original music and classic rock, blues, and jazz puts other soundtracks to shame. Steve McQueen’s latest film, the psychological drama SHAME, isn’t the most cheerful watch of the year. Dealing with the sex addiction of Brandon (an award-winning turn by Michael Fassbender), and the effect the arrival of
The deleterious effects of addiction make for easy admonitions against poor behavior and poor choices by meth heads and alcoholics, but what about when the drug in question is as elemental (or as banal) as sex? That’s the dilemma posed by director Steve McQueen in SHAME, a message film that’s
Director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender re-unite for their second collaboration with Shame, a film which tells the story of an Irishman living in New York named Brandon. Brandon is heavily addicted to sex, sneaking off from his job to masturbate whenever he can and engaging in online pornography