Aronofsky channels pure Polanski paranoia with ‘MOTHER!’

August 8th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic mother!, may I?! There's no better modern filmmaker that channels Roman Polanski-esque paranoia and psyche better than filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. BLACK SWAN brilliantly exemplified this. Sure, he's had his missteps (cough, cough. NOAH), but the auteur appears to be back in full force with MOTHER! Seemingly channeling a bit of ROSEMARY'S BABY and maybe a splash of REPULSION, this horror/ thriller is going to be your ...

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The 2nd ‘KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE’ trailer is better than the 1st, but still unremarkable

July 20th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic I'll have to hand it to 20th Century Fox - and maybe also those filmmakers behind KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. After the (in my humble opinion) disastrous first trailer, at least they took to heart the sweeping suggestions I made in my rage-induced riot act (which you can read here). For their second attempt at recapturing my love of this franchise, they put the icksnay on the objectification of women, said "no more" to hiding ...

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‘PROUD MARY’ sends an electric jolt through our veins

July 20th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There are very few trailers out there that instantly grab our attention the way PROUD MARY does. Maybe it's the way the titular Tina Turner songs is utilized. Maybe it's the exciting visuals that accompany the building momentum of that song. Maybe it's in star Taraji P. Henson's magnetism. It's probably ALL of these things. It's clear that Director Babak Najafi (LONDON HAS FALLEN) has crafted 70's throwback cinema that sends ...

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