Film Reviews

Stargirl (Review)

DIRECTOR: Julia Hart

CAST: Grace VanderWaal, Graham Verchere, Giancarlo Esposito, Karan Brar, Darby Stanchfield, Maximiliano Hernández, Annacheska Brown, Collin Blackford, Allison Wentworth, Juliocesar Chavez, Artemis, Julia Flores, Gabriella Surodjawan, Shelby Simmons, John Apolinar, Alex James, Lucinda Marker, Sara Arrington, Damian O’Hare, Enzo Charles de Angelis, Atharva Varma

RUNNING TIME: 107 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: A high school student (Verchere) becomes fascinated with a new mysterious and quirky student who calls herself “Stargirl” (VanderWaal)…

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The “Manic Pixie […]

System Crasher (Review)

DIRECTOR: Nora Fingscheidt

CAST: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister, Melanie Straub, Victoria Trauttmansdorff

RUNNING TIME: 125 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A disturbed nine-year-old (Zengel), placed in the child welfare system, drives nearly everyone around her to despair…

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If you’re a parent and have to deal with your children being home from school during the shutdown, fret not, for it could be worse: you could be dealing with young Benni Klaaß in your […]

Blow The Man Down (Review)

DIRECTORS: Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy

CAST: Morgan Saylor, Sophie Lowe, Margo Martindale, June Squibb, Annette O’Toole, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Gayle Rankin, Skipp Sudduth, Marceline Hugot, Kendray Rodriguez, Will Brittain, David Coffin, Thomas Kee

RUNNING TIME: 91 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: After they attempt to cover up a gruesome crime, two young women uncover a dark secret about their town…

 

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Blood Simple isn’t talked about a lot when it comes to the Coen Brothers’ filmography; their […]

Lady and the Tramp (Review)

DIRECTOR: Charlie Bean

CAST: Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Thomas Mann, Kiersey Clemons, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sam Elliott, Ashley Jensen, Adrian Martinez, F. Murray Abraham, Arturo Castro, Janelle Monáe, Benedict Wong, Clancy Brown, Nate Wonder, Roman GianArthur, James Bentley, Jentel Hawkins, Ara Storm O’Keefe, Aemon Wolf O’Keefe, Ken Jeong, Kate Kneeland, Darryl W. Handy, Parvesh Cheena

RUNNING TIME: 104 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: A domesticated Cocker Spaniel named Lady (Thompson) meets and falls in love with a homeless stray […]

Lost Girls (Review)

DIRECTOR: Liz Garbus

CAST: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne, Oona Laurence, Lola Kirke, Miriam Shor, Reed Birney, Kevin Corrigan, Rosal Colon, Dean Winters, Sarah Wisser, Molly Brown, Austyn Johnson

RUNNING TIME: 95 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: As she investigates the disappearance of her daughter, Mari Gilbert (Ryan) uncovers a wave of unsolved murders of young women…

 

 

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The Long Island serial killer, who killed several women – many of them sex workers – over the course […]

The Banker (Review)

DIRECTOR: George Nolfi

CAST: Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Scott Daniel Johnson, Taylor Black, Michael Harney, Colm Meaney, Paul Ben-Victor, Jessie T. Usher, Gregory Alan Williams, Rhoda Griffis, Travis West, David Alexander, Jaylon Gordon

RUNNING TIME: 120 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: Two African-American businessmen (Mackie and Jackson) hire a working-class white man (Hoult) to pose as the head of their business empire…

 

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As the world suddenly turns to streaming more than ever, […]

The Truth (Review)

DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Kore-eda

CAST: Catherine Denevue, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Ludivine Sagnier, Clémentine Grenier, Manon Clavel, Alain Libolt, Christian Crahay, Roger Van Hool, Laurent Capelluto, Maya Sansa, Jackie Berroyer

RUNNING TIME: 106 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: An aging movie star (Denevue) clashes with her adult daughter (Binoche) when her revealing memoir is about to be published…

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Two years ago, Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda was awarded the Palme D’Or at Cannes for his then-latest film Shoplifters, an […]

Troop Zero (Review)

DIRECTORS: Bert & Bertie

CAST: Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, Charlie Shotwell, Allison Janney, Johanna Colón, Milan Ray, Bella Higginbotham, Ashley Brooke, Edi Patterson, Gwendolyn Mulamba, Jecobi Swain

RUNNING TIME: 94 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: A group of young misfits infiltrate the Birdie Scouts in order to win a special talent show…

 

 

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With the world being such a deep bottomless pit of misery and woe right now, films like Troop Zero are exactly […]

All The Bright Places (Review)

DIRECTOR: Brett Haley

CAST: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O’Hara, Lamar Johnson, Virginia Gardner, Felix Mallard, Sofia Hasmik, Keegan-Michael Key, Luke Wilson

RUNNING TIME: 108 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: High school students Violet (Fanning) and Finch (Smith) work through their personal traumas as they embark on a relationship with each other…

 

 

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As we take extra care of our physical health during these unprecedented times, we must also be mindful of our mental health. It […]

Spenser Confidential (Review)

DIRECTOR: Peter Berg

CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, Marc Maron, Post Malone, James DuMont, Michael Gaston, Colleen Camp, Hope Olaide Wilson, Kip Weeks, Rebecca Gibel, Big Shug, Donald Cerrone, Justus Carney, Christopher Gerald Weigel

RUNNING TIME: 111 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: An ex-cop (Wahlberg) teams up with his new roommate (Duke) to investigate the murder of some former colleagues…

 

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That damned coronavirus strikes again; due to its ongoing severity, it’s […]

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