Fresh on 4K: ‘DOWNSIZING’ – a high concept that comes up short

March 20th, 2018 | 4K Ultra HD, Reviews | 0 Comment

Connor Bynum // Film Critic DOWNSIZING Rated R, 135 minutes. Director: Alexander Payne Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo Kier and Jason Sudeikis Matt Damon seems to be on somewhat of a losing streak after his Oscar-nominated performance in THE MARTIAN. With duds like THE GREAT WALL and SUBURBICON under his belt, he probably had high hopes for DOWNSIZING. Unfortunately, he and his fans ...


SXSW Interview: ‘EIGHTH GRADE’ director Bo Burnham and star Elsie Fisher

March 19th, 2018 | Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, SXSW | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor When it comes to crafting an coming of age story, comedian Bo Burnham takes anything but a textbook approach. His tender, true to life EIGHTH GRADE represents today's age remarkably well. Stacking markers, slipping in a “like” between every other word and gushing over the popular kids – we’re nearly in documentary mode here. Last week at the South by Southwest Film Festival we sat down with writer-director Burnham and ...


Movie Review: ‘UNSANE’ is ungood

March 19th, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic UNSANE Rated R, 97 minutes Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Amy Irving, Juno Temple Steven Soderbergh has fashioned himself as a pioneer when it comes to the art of filmmaking. He’s always up for experimenting with new tricks of the trade – whether those involve technical handiwork, or revolutionizing distribution models, like he did last year with the practically pristine ...