Category: 2017

BORG VS MCENROE [2017]

Directed by Janus Metz Written by Ronnie Sandahl Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason, Stellan Skarsgård The first feature for director Janus Metz is a generic film that doesn’t do much to help itself stand out from the pack. The story though rescues it from… Continue Reading “BORG VS MCENROE [2017]”

SUBURBICON [2017]

Directed by George Clooney Written by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe, Karimah Westbrook While clumsily executed at times, Suburbicon can be a fun film if you can forgive its faults. Laughs can arise during… Continue Reading “SUBURBICON [2017]”

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER [2017]

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan The Killing of a Sacred Deer yearns to make you squirm and feel uncomfortable from the graphic, extended opening scene of open-heart surgery; later becoming relevant to… Continue Reading “THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER [2017]”

GOOD TIME [2017]

  Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Writers: Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh An independent film done right, this is a tense, dark and gritty thriller that certainly has some unpredictable moments under its sleeve. This is a… Continue Reading “GOOD TIME [2017]”

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) [2017]

Director: Noah Baumbach Writer: Noah Baumbach Stars: Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Emma Thompson Dustin Hoffman delivers a truly fantastic turn in Noah Baumbach’s latest riot, and despite the constant suffering of all the characters involved, it is darkly funny in more ways than one.… Continue Reading “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) [2017]”

FERRARI 312B [2017]

Directed by: Andrea Marini Starring: Paolo Barilla, Gerhard Berger, Bob Constanduros, Niki Lauda, Damon Hill Undoubtedly a film for Formula 1 fans– not, I repeat, not for casual fans of Ferrari–  this surprisingly emotional and tense film provides not only much insight into one of the greatest… Continue Reading “FERRARI 312B [2017]”

HAPPY DEATH DAY [2017]

Directed by: Christopher Landon Written by: Scott Lobdell Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine Happy Death Day doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be. A comedy? Horror? Mystery? Romance? It is all balled up into a knotted ball of yarn that… Continue Reading “HAPPY DEATH DAY [2017]”

mother! [2017]

Directed and Written by: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson The filmography of Darren Aronofsky surely must be one of the most eclectic, varied and decidedly non-establishment collections of any prominent ‘big name’ American director working today,… Continue Reading “mother! [2017]”

WIND RIVER [2017]

Director: Taylor Sheridan Writer: Taylor Sheridan Stars:  Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille Somewhat experienced with the pen, Taylor Sheridan takes a step up to direct this film in his trilogy of the American frontier. This however is vastly different from Sicario and Hell or… Continue Reading “WIND RIVER [2017]”

THE BEGUILED [2017]

Directed by Sofia Coppola Written by: Thomas Cullinan (based on the novel by), Albert Maltz (based on the screenplay by), Sofia Coppola Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning Sofia Coppola’s latest film carries her typical dreamy style but puts it in direct contrast with… Continue Reading “THE BEGUILED [2017]”

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