You could very easily argue that a movie like Matango (given the English title Attack of the Mushroom People back in the day) can’t be part of the “new” Creature Canon because it was part of the old one: although never receiving the international popularity of Toho’s kaiju movies, it’s had a following for decades. […]
Not all queer content comes from queer creators. In fact, because LGBTQ+ directors are so underrepresented in Hollywood, most films telling queer stories come from outside the community. Queer women are especially underrepresented behind the camera, which means they are particularly likely to have their experiences interpreted by others. There are certainly good films about […]
We had our first series of wildfires this weekend. A lightning strike in the Pine Nuts in Douglas county started us off. Then we had a real thriller yesterday on Peavine Mountain above Reno. Still waiting to hear what the exact cause of this one was. High winds and dry conditions made this an extremely […]
Gal Gadot se incorpora a Netflix because “Wonder Woman” entered the platform’s catalog this June 26So grab a blanket, popcorn, and your screen to enjoy the weekend with this and other first-run movies. Netflix content is constantly updated and it was the turn of this editorial tape DC Comics. What is “Wonder Woman” about? A […]
It’s graduation season, which means plenty of advice from people who probably shouldn’t be lending guidance to anyone. Initially, we were going to consult Twitter to help give grads a proper sendoff into the real world – the “graduation advice in 5 words” hashtag was a good time – but then we thought it would […]
This film leaves you in awe. Awe for the craftsmanship, awe for the performances from the actors and awe for the subject matter.
Of all the antiheroes in modern cinema, very few are as conflicted as Michael Douglas’ buttoned-down time bomb Bill Foster, an American everyman pushed to the brink by a society gone rotten. In an ever-changing world Foster has become obsolete. He’s lost his job, his family, his way in life. His ideals, his beliefs, his values no longer apply in the cutthroat world of late 20th century America; he is no longer entitled to the privileges and security that the free world once promised. Foster has become a stranger in a strange land, and it’s safe to say he’s not too happy about it.
For children of the ‘80s, Gremlins holds a special place in the heart. Director Joe Dante’s allegedly wholesome family entertainment, produced by Steven Spielberg at the height of his Amblin powers no less, was actually a deceptively sinister little film. It was for all ages, to be sure, but in its heart, it was subverting […]
The most striking, urgent, up-to-the-minute film I’ve seen this week was directed by Spike Lee. It speaks to the moment, pulses with turbulent emotional and political currents, overflows with vibrant characters and bluntly confronts society’s painful unfinished business. No, I’m not talking about Da 5 Bloods but, rather, Do the Right Thing. Yes, that’s right, […]
We spoke with actor John Hawkes about his recent film End of Sentence, how he approaches new opportunities, and even what he’s been reading lately.