Tag: Movie Recommendation

5 summer movies you can’t miss

1. “Jurassic World” June 12 The long anticipated addition to Steven Spielberg’s dino-horror franchise took cinemas by storm last weekend and shows no signs of slowing down. Among its many accolades, the film has become the highest grossing opening weekend of all time. Fresh off his turn in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Chris Pratt capably… Read More

Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” to be released in 70 mm

Opening credits or promotional poster for "The Hateful Eight"

With regards to contemporary filmmakers, few directors have a resume that compares to Quentin Tarantino. From the release of “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992, he has steadily produced generally well received — and often acclaimed — films that have revolutionized the way we view cinema. His style is one of nostalgia, often harkening back to bygone… Read More

Classic Movie Monday: The First Wives Club

“First Wives Club” is one of the best revenge-fantasy/comedy movies of the 90’s.  True, this type of film is a rarity, but the 1996 movie, directed by Hugh Wilson and based on the novel written by Olivia Goldsmith, is a shining beacon of female triumph and an ode to the bond all women have experienced: sisterhood.  … Read More

Mumblecore Goes Mainstream with Drinking Buddies

The Mumblecore film genre is an indie film movement characterized by a low budget production featuring characters in their mid-twenties or early thirties with a focus on naturalistic dialogue. The characters in the films usually depict average adults played by unknown actors. These films are heavily based on improvisation, with many of their scripts having an… Read More

Netflix Recommendation: Hoop Dreams

There are a multitude of documentaries available to watch on Netflix instant streaming, but a few among the crowd stand out specifically as real gems. “Hoop Dreams” is one of those stand outs. Directed by Steve James, this 1994 documentary is a classic of the genre and a prime example of a seriously cinematic nonfiction… Read More

Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

  There is not a much better day than when the next Wes Anderson production rolls out into theaters. In each of his films, he creates a unique and ornate world that is all his own, and decorates it with overly-quirky, yet interesting characters that you cannot help but fall in love with. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”… Read More

Netflix Recommendation: Lost in Translation

  Netflix is a fantastic place for independent cinema to find an audience. For just eight dollars a month, you have access to hundreds of films, many of which are independently produced and have a hard time finding a place in theaters.   One independent film that has been available on Netflix for some time… Read More

Movie Review: The Hurt Locker

  Watching “The Hurt Locker,” the technical mastery demonstrated by director Kathryn Bigelow is stunning. Bigelow’s films have always been well put together, but this one stands in a league of its own, compared to the rest of her filmography, and really most films that you see in theaters today.   (Related: Director Profile: Kathryn… Read More

Overlooked Movie Review: Prince Avalanche

Few filmmakers working today have as wide a range as David Gordon Green. Green directed both the Terrence Malick-esque “George Washington” and the Judd Apatow stoner comedy “Pineapple Express.” Both films were successful and earned the director an audience in the art house and comedy communities.   In one of his more recent efforts, Green had to bring… Read More

Movie Review: Chico and Rita

It is a commonly held notion that animation is a genre of film. It isn’t. Animation is a medium that artists can use to express themselves in any number of ways; a genre is a category in which films that share common narrative and stylistic traits are placed. Calling animation a genre limits and confines how… Read More