Wages Of Sin Loom Dark In First Trailer For FIRST REFORMED (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCF5Y8dQpR4 A thriller where the insidious terror is...Reformed theology? Okay, not quite. But in controversial writer/director Paul Schrader's latest film, it's a question of if the light that one reverend preaches about is powerful enough to defeat the darkness. First Reformed stars Ethan Hawke as a small town minister whose existential crisis of faith is [...]


*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequence of sci-fi action violence, bloody images, some suggestive material, partial nudity, and language) Released: March 29, 2018 Runtime: 140 minutes Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kamen Now included in my [...]


Episode 3 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-conversations-on-cinema-episode-03 Unsane, @ 0:46 Pacific Rim: Uprising, @ 19:20 I Can Only Imagine, @ 22:47 Vertigo, @ 27:36 Outro / Preview, @38:49 A new film conversation podcast co-hosted by myself and Charles Elmore. You can download it on iTunes or stream Episode 3 above. This [...]

UNSANE (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for djsturbing behavior, violence, strong language, and sex references) Released:  March 23, 2018 Runtime: 97 minutes Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Claire Foy, Jay Pharoah, Joshua Leonard, Amy Irving, Juno Temple, Polly McKie, Aimee Mullins Give it enough time and it starts to make sense. Initially, Unsane feels like an overlong Black Mirror [...]


** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language) Released:  March 23, 2018 Runtime: 111 minutes Director: Steven S. DeKnight Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Tian Jing, Jin Zhang, Adria Arjona, Rinko Kikuchi An absolutely mind-numbing action movie, Pacific Rim: Uprising is, at least, not so bad [...]

Heartwarming Trailer For Mr. Rogers Docu WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhwktRDG_aQ&feature=youtu.be It's not often (if ever) that someone as counter-cultural as Mr. Rogers, a person so unhip and categorically square, can be so universally revered. But no matter who you talk to - liberal or conservative, progressive or traditionalist - the sentiments are the same: Fred Rogers was the best of us, someone we all [...]

You Watch A Movie With Your Ears: A Fascinating “Look” At Sound Design (VIDEO ESSAY)

https://youtu.be/kavxsXhzD48 You'll never watch a movie the same way again, because you'll finally realize just how much the sound is affecting what you see and how you see it. That's the result of this brilliant video essay by Evan Puschak, a.k.a. The Nerdwriter. He takes a scene from Steven Spielberg's Munich and breaks down exactly [...]

Listen To Main Title Theme From READY PLAYER ONE Soundtrack (AUDIO)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG-_56ZfqQk There's something perfect, even poetic, about having the composer from Back To The Future write the music for Ready Player One, even beyond the fact that a DeLorean is a primary vehicle in the film's OASIS VR world. Steven Spielberg's regular composer John Williams was not available this time around; his scoring plate was [...]

Avengers Assemble Against Thanos In 2nd INFINITY WAR Trailer (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwievZ1Tx-8 In a digital orgy of visual effects and superhero overkill, the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is itself a monolith unto the bloated excesses that major studio tentpoles now aspire to. God only knows what the actual film is going to feel like. Mileage, obviously, will vary, but for box office heights the [...]