‘STRANGERS’ sequel breaks genre conventions by allowing its victims to fight back

July 19th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor At this point, we pretty much know what to expect with every scenario tossed our way from the slasher genre: A killer chases a defenseless victim around, and more often than not, that victim meets the grim reaper by the end. THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT, a sequel to the 2008 film starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, is not like most horror films of its kind. It contains many of the same components you’ve come to recognize, ...


Filmmaker Xavier Legrand builds upon solid groundwork with ‘CUSTODY’

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There are very few short films that stick with audiences years later. To craft a genuinely indelible, thrilling tale in such a short timeframe of less than 30 minutes – one that firmly grabs the attention of its viewer – is a true feat. Writer-director Xavier Legrand’s JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING did just that. Now, Legrand continues the same story set up in that Academy Award®-nominated short film with CUSTODY ...


‘ANT-MAN AND THE WASP’ is a marked evolution of character in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

July 5th, 2018 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic One of the best things about director Peyton Reed’s ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is how the sequel handles its characters. From the fan-favorites in the supporting cast, to the much beloved leads, characters are caught in a metamorphosis. Their own personal arcs are deepening, but they’re also shifting within the context of the MCU, now in another stage from where ANT-MAN began. Reed’s sequel has our well-adored hero Ant-Man/ ...