Review – ‘The Craft: Legacy’

As with every reboot, sequel, remake, retelling of a cult classic story, ‘The Craft: Legacy’ bumped into a whole lot of protest when Amazon Prime released the first trailer of the SEQUEL to 1996’s ‘The Craft’. Just like its predecessor, a trio of witches are hoping to find their fourth member to complete their little …

Netflix Review – ‘Rebecca’

Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX Ben Wheatley is an interesting director to say the least. His work, stylistically strong, spans broad genres and is often met with well-deserved critical acclaim. They aren’t usually targeted at a broader audience so it was surprising to find out his next project was Rebecca, …

Review – ‘Honest Thief’

Back in 2008 a gravelly voiced Neeson delivered that all too famous ‘I have a particular set of skills’ line that suddenly bombarded him to an unlikely action star status. Since then he’s had a steady stream of sequels and similar tough guy fare ranging from decent to entertaining. Honest Thief is the newest addition …

Short Film Review – ‘Oleander’

Kate Hackett, who most recently won an Emmy for her editing work on the Netflix documentary series ‘Cheers’, has made a short film that centers around the 17-year old titular character, Oleander. The sex-positive YouTuber’s parents make her attend a local abstinence program, called “The Institute of Transformation”, or as Oleander (Emily Robinson – ‘Eighth …

Netflix Review – BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky

BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY (L to R) LISA, JENNIE, JISOO and ROSÉ from BlackPink- LIGHT UP THE SKY. Courtesy of NETFLIX/Netflix © 2020 When BLACKPINK released their music video for the single BOOMBAYAH back in 2017, I was blown away by the bright eye-popping visuals, professional choreography and the unique catchy sound this wild …

Review – ‘La Nuit des Rois’

The MACA prison is a world with its own codes and laws. The first law is that the Dangôro, the supreme master, rules the prisoners. When the Dangôro falls ill and can no longer govern, he must take his own life. A young man is sent to the MACA prison in the middle of the …

Hulu Review – ‘Bad Hair’

Bad Hair — In this horror satire set in 1989, Bad Hair follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of …

FIFF2020 Review – ‘Jumbo’

My love for neon lights doesn’t go as far as Jeanne’s love for Jumbo, a theme park ride she feels connected to on a romantic level, but as far as coming out stories go, this has to be one of the most unique ones. Jumbo tells the story of Jeanne (Noémie Merlant – ‘Portrait of …

FIFF2020 Review – ‘Un Triomphe’

In Emmanuel Courcol’s sophomore feature, the French director tells the story of an actor past his prime, who’s asked to give drama lessons to prisoners, but sees potential to go bigger and bolder and attempts to stage “Waiting for Godot.” Based on a true event, ‘The Big Hit’ (aka ‘Un Triomphe’) is set for a …

FIFF2020 Review – ‘La Déesse des mouches à feu’

Canadian director Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s 90s coming of age drama ‘Goddess of the Fireflies’ (aka ‘La Déesse des mouches à feu’), is set against the backdrop of a rural Québec town and grunge music’s rise. 16 year old Catherine and her friends are loitering between shacks and mall parking lots, partying and learning about life and …