Movie Review: ‘TEEN SPIRIT’ a pop song that belongs at the bottom of the charts

April 18th, 2019 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic TEEN SPIRIT Rated PG-13, 92 minutes.Director: Max MinghellaCast: Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska and Zlatko Buric TEEN SPIRIT is like bad karaoke. It’s a muted version of the pop star template and it inflicts a visual style that’s a response to the likes of Nicolas Winding Refn’s neon-drenched glam pop aesthetic. Max Minghella, an actor you may know from THE SOCIAL NETWORK, directs a film has no commentary ...

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Movie Review: ‘HIGH LIFE’ a sci-fi nutter that throws traditional storytelling out of orbit

April 17th, 2019 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtesy of A24. Preston Barta // Features Editor HIGH LIFE Rated R, 110 minutes.Director: Claire DenisCast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth, André Benjamin, Agata Buzek, Lars Eidinger, Claire Tran and Jessie Ross Co-written and directed by 72-year-old French filmmaker Claire Denis (LET THE SUNSHINE IN), HIGH LIFE is a high concept space thriller that pulls from the darkest, most uncomfortable, and perverted corners of the human mind. ...

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Movie Review: ‘THE PUBLIC’ checks out

April 11th, 2019 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment. Jared McMillan // Film Critic THE PUBLIC Rated R, 119 minutes.Director: Emilio EstevezCast: Emilio Estevez, Taylor Schilling, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Jacob Vargas, Gabrielle Union and Jeffrey Wright There’s a scene in Emilio Estevez’s THE PUBLIC where our hero, Stuart Goodson (played by Estevez), is trying to convey the truth of why there is a standoff at the ...

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