Ruben Östlund’s ‘THE SQUARE’ is a well-rounded exercise in discomfort

November 15th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor THE SQUARE is one of those films that throws content at its audience and it's up to the viewer for how they brew the stew. The plot concerns a Swedish art museum director named Christian (a very good Claes Bang), whose life becomes a comedy of errors as he prepares for his next great exhibit. Along the way, he forms new relationships (such as Elisabeth Moss' journalist character) and has some bizarre encounters — including ...


The Latest Detail: Director Richard Linklater captures war at home in ‘LAST FLAG FLYING’

November 9th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor Simplicity and complexity go hand-in-hand in Richard Linklater's films. His movies are not over-complicated or centered on convoluted plots, but instead driven by his intricate characters as they move from one moment to the next in situations that ring true. It doesn't matter if he sends us off with a group of high school kids causing mayhem on their last day of school, a Texas boy on his journey to adulthood, or a couple as ...


The top four spoiler-free reasons that make ‘THOR: RAGNAROK’ a must see

November 1st, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

There are a multitude of things that hit you within the first few minutes of director Taika Waititi’s THOR: RAGNAROK. Though previous iterations have relied on more of a stuffy, serious tone, this third chapter with our beloved hero demonstrates a lighter, jovial escapism. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be immediately swayed by the crisp humor, sparkling aesthetics and epic soundscapes of Waititi’s refreshed vision of this character’s ...