Movie Review: ‘TYREL’ wants to be woke, but is half asleep

December 2nd, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic TYREL Rated R, 84 minutes Directed by: Sebastián Silva Starring: Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicolas Arze, Michael Cera, Michael Zegen, Ann Dowd, Michael Zegen, Roddy Bottum Hanging out with incredibly talented and charismatic actor Jason Mitchell for almost 90 minutes can’t be all that bad – even if it’s directed by Sebastián Silva (CRYSTAL FAIRY & THE MAGICAL CACTUS), a.k.a. the ...


Movie Review: ‘THE FAVOURITE’ throws shade in the most sophisticated ways

November 30th, 2018 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James C. Clay  // Film Critic THE FAVOURITE Rated R, 119 minutes Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn Yorgos Lanthimos is a filmmaker whose existence is cause for celebration. He creates singluar worlds with acerbic and left-of-center humor that will be celebrated for decades. But until that day comes, let’s praise his latest film: THE FAVOURITE. This is a hateful little comedy ...


Movie Review: ‘MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE’ is a gloriously nihilistic reimagining of a literary classic

November 28th, 2018 | Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE Rated PG-13, 104 minutes Directed by: Andy Serkis Starring: Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Peter Mullan, Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys, Louis Ashbourne Serkis Director Andy Serkis’ long-shelved, studio-swapped cinematic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece The Jungle Book isn’t your grandparents’ version of the tale. ...