Sound of Metal tells the story of Reuben (Riz Ahmed) a heavy metal drummer who hammers out ferocious sets with his girlfriend and bandmate (Olivia Cooke). Committed to his rock and roll lifestyle, Reuben’s world is turned on its head when, all of a sudden, a persistent ringing in his ears worsens until sound drops… [Read More]
“Thank you for this day, Daddy. I hope I lived right and if I see you one day that I make you proud.” I first saw Katie Says Goodbye at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival, where I ranked it among my favorites. The film won jury awards for Best Actress (Olivia Cooke) and Best… [Read More]
Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One, was a massively geeky love letter about the 1980s wrappd in virtual reality. The movie is noticeably different yet somehow works well enough that people will come in droves to watch.
Set in the year 2045, the global population seeks solace in the OASIS, a digital haven with limitless possibilities. However, when the creator dies, he challenges the world to unlock an Easter egg hidden somewhere in the game, giving them total control over the system itself. Filled with pop culture references and stunning visual effects,… [Read More]