The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon| Director: Nicolas Winding Refn| Rating: 4/11| Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s films have always been a bit over the top, to say the least. Drive and Only God Forgives are enticing looks at humanity (or rather, what happens when morals are tossed to the wind), as well as visually appealing feasts for the eye. Unfortunately The Neon Demon (his horror film set in the modeling world […]

Tickled

Tickled | Directors: David Farrier & Dylan Reeve | Rating: 10/11 | The premise of Tickled sounds completely absurd: New Zealand-based TV journalist and personality David Farrier (who specializes in covering the bizarre side of life) is sent a strange video (from a friend) regarding “competitive tickling.” The idea of this intrigues Farrier who decides to investigate the company that offers all-expense paid trips to Los […]

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours | Directed By: Craig Gillespie | Rating: 8.4 / 11 | With so many film releases every year (and the constant release of every TV network’s original programming), not every movie gets the attention it deserves. Disney’s The Finest Hours is based on the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue to date. […]

The Lobster

The Lobster | Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Rating: 10.5/11 Our society is fixated on couples: so fixated that is not uncommon for those who are not in a couple to be treated like outsiders. To remedy their sorry state, friends, family, and general societal pressures will force them into coupledom (even if they don’t wish to be in one, especially with the person they are […]

Viva

Viva | Director: Paddy Breathnach | Rating: 7/11 | Viva, a hit of the 2015 Telluride Film Festival, focuses on many traditional themes present in many LGBTQ stories while maintaining a fresh feel. Set in modern day Cuba, Viva follows Jesus (Hector Medina) a young, gay hairdresser who works in a drag club that he one day dreams of performing in. As […]

My Golden Days (“Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse”)

My Golden Days (“Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse”) | Directed By: Arnaud Desplechin | Rating: 8/11 | My Golden Days (“Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse”) is undoubtedly French and deeply nostalgic. Director Arnaud Desplechin, who is known as “the Frenchest of French directors,” returns to the character of Paul Dedalus (Mathieu Amalric) who first appeared in My Sex Life…Or How I Got […]

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar | Rating: 7.2 / 11 | Revisiting Pride Rock was an exciting yet terrifying idea when the poster for The Lion Guard appeared outside Radio Disney end of last year. What did this mean? Who is that young lion cub? Why does he have a tattoo? Are any of the original characters involved? […]