When times are tough, what stories do you turn to? Our new series, Comfort Films, is designed to look at the stories that are important to us and why they help bring us up with everything feels down. This week, Amanda Jane Smith and Miriam Ibrahim return to chat about the catharsis and nostalgia in… [Read More]
After nine years, the beloved Disney-Pixar Toy Story franchise continues in Toy Story 4. It brings back the characters that we have enjoyed and even loved in the previous films. For that reason alone, I’m sure that many people will be enthralled with the newest part of the story and love this film as much… [Read More]
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum reintroduces us to the fatally flawed titular hero who has been thrust out into the night due to his actions in the previous film. Desperate to find any form of shelter, he finds himself without allies as he attempts to escape with his life from the cutthroat streets of New… [Read More]
Destination Wedding reunites two of Hollywood’s most adored stars, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, as the socially awkward Frank and Lindsay. When they meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and most especially each other. As… [Read More]
NOTE: The following article contains major spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 2. John Wick: Chapter 2 continues the story of ‘retired’ hitman, John Wick (Keanu Reeves). Set a mere two weeks after the events of first film, Wick has successfully finished his manic vengeance and settles in at home for his new life… for about 10… [Read More]
The film (as films noir often do) peels back layer after layer of truth and lies. That creates a setting for considering the morality (or lack thereof) of telling the truth in a world that seems to be built on a foundation of falsehood.
I’m not a huge fan of remakes. I know I was in the minority, but we didn’t need a secondary version of True Grit, and quite frankly, I never needed Andrew Garfield to reprise the role of Peter Parker. But I literally laughed out loud when I saw the news that Point Break (1991) was being remade. “Seriously?!”… [Read More]
On Christmas 2015, a crime/action flick called Point Break exploded into theaters and … fizzled out. But what younger audiences may not know is that this film about globetrotting thrill seekers who also robbed banks is a remake of one of the best action/buddy films of all time from twenty-five years ago. Twenty-five years ago, before The Fast… [Read More]