Academy Award® winner* Casey Affleck writes, directs and the survivalist thriller LIGHT OF MY LIFE, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 8, 2019 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Here is my review of the blu-ray: Read more
Most of our favourite entertainers and media moguls are disgusting sexual deviants. In a wave of disturbing revelations it feels like we’re living a story arc on TV series Mr. Robot, where a hacker group has managed to expose a ton of celebrities as pervballs who abuse their power and names to get off. From Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and more, when is it OK to separate the disgraced actor/filmmaker from the movie or TV show? Read more
Independent films are often too smart for their own good. They walk a fine line between artistically brilliant and abhorrently self-indulgent. Free from the shackles of a big studio production, the directors of these films are free to explore new themes and bigger ideas with full creative control. This can allow for the realization of true cinematic genius. Other times they completely miss the mark. David Lowery, coming fresh off of directing Pete’s Dragon, has achieved something truly remarkable with his indie passion project A Ghost Story. Read more
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
The 2017 Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 26, 2017 and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The first ever Oscar Battle Royale is here and the Fox Force Five News staff are competing head to head to see who can predict the most correct wins. Check out the full list of nominees below and see who picked what – then Monday we will grant the invisible championship trophy of Oscar Battle Royale 2017 to whoever comes out on top. Read more
We’ve all been there before; we’ve experienced that feeling of handling the loss of a loved one and what happens next. Earlier this year, my grandfather passed away after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. It was a rough time for me, coping with the fact that one of the greatest men in my life had gone on to greener pastures. On the day of the funeral, it was the first time in a while I had expressed feelings other than being upbeat or frustrated; I sat there in a pew and cried. No one can imagine how they will handle tragedy and what comes with it. Manchester by the Sea sums up many of the feelings we encounter when handling grief; it’s a simplistic, moving reminder that we must be able to rely on those around us in order to help us move forward.
From Open Road Films and director John Hillcoat (The Road) comes the gritty action film Triple 9. Starring Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer, Norman Reedus, Clifton Collins Jr and Anthony Mackie, the film hits theaters February 19, 2016.