The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a Heart Pounding Thriller From The First Shot (Review)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a Heart Pounding Thriller From The First Shot (Review)

It’s an incredible time for independent filmmaking.  With production houses like A24 leading the frontline, indie movies are becoming a major force in the festival circuit and showing potential as serious Oscar contenders.  Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos has displayed great strengths as one of most competent indie filmmakers of recent years.  His 2015 black comedy film “The Lobster” did very well at festivals and even garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.  He is back this year with a psychological horror-thriller in the form of The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Read more

A Ghost Story is Life, Death & Time Conveyed Like You’ve Never Seen (Review)

A Ghost Story is Life, Death & Time Conveyed Like You’ve Never Seen (Review)

When’s the last time you watched a drama and it was more terrifying than a horror movie? A Ghost Story manages to provoke almost every emotion you can think of. But don’t be misled. It is NOT a horror movie. It is just haunting because of how Director David Lowery conveys certain death, loneliness, and time. It is more of poem than a film. The simplistic nature of A Ghost Story is executed beautifully to make it one of the most thought-provoking films of 2017. You’ve never seen anything like it. Read more

Oh Hi Mark, The Disaster Artist Trailer is Here Starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau

Oh Hi Mark, The Disaster Artist Trailer is Here Starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau

From A24 Studios and director/writer/star James Franco, comes The Disaster Artist, which chronicles the true story and making of the infamous cult classic ‘bad movie’ The Room. Co-starring Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver, Ari Graynor, and Jason Mantzoukas, the film hits theaters December 1, 2017.  Read more

Moonlight: The Dark Horse that Could Upset La La Land at this Sunday’s Oscars

Moonlight: The Dark Horse that Could Upset La La Land at this Sunday’s Oscars

The Oscars are this Sunday and it’s no secret that La La Land is the clear front-runner right now to take home the big prize (Best Picture). Dominating entertainment and social media buzz since its release, La La Land has a chance to win as many as 14 Oscars, which would break the record for a single movie. (Titanic, Ben-Hur, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King each won 11 Oscars). Besides La La Land, eight other movies are nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. And while I consider them all dark horses at this point, Moonlight stands the best chance at pulling an upset. La La Land was the best movie I saw in 2016; but in my opinion Moonlight was the most important movie released in 2016.  After viewing it for a second time over the holiday weekend I can see why Oscar voters could lean towards this heartbreaking, three-part story. Read more

The Monster: Turns Horror Genre Upside-Down by Injecting Oscar Worthy Family Drama [Review]

The Monster: Turns Horror Genre Upside-Down by Injecting Oscar Worthy Family Drama [Review]

From A24, Unbroken Pictures and director Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) comes the horror thriller about a dysfunctional mother and daughter who get stranded and attacked by a beast in the woods, comes The Monster. Starring Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Chris Webb, Scott Speedman, Aaron Douglas and Christine Ebadi, the film is available now on VOD. Read more