Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat review

Eddie Harrison 18 June 2018 Sara Driver’s unshowy documentary presents a personal take on the rise of the eponymous artist The title of Sara Driver‘s documentary is highly specific; unconcerned with the childhood development of the American artist, nor considering his adult success, Boom for Real looks at Basquiat’s emergence in the late 70s New…

Ocean’s 8 review – Pleasing, all-female spin-off that features an impressive ensemble alongside the occasional misstep

Katherine McLaughlin 18 June 2018 Pleasing, all-female spin-off that features an impressive ensemble alongside the occasional misstep The gathering of a stellar cast for an all-female heist movie is another step in the right direction for Hollywood. Joining Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in the impressive ensemble are Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham…

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★★★ Directed by Brad Bird Starring Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, Catherine Keener, Huck Milner, Bob Odenkirk Film Review by George Wolf   I’m no math whiz, but 2004 seems somewhere close to 14 years ago. You wouldn’t know it from Incredibles 2, where no time has passed. Kicking off…

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★★★ Directed by Dominic Cooke Starring Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle Film Review by Hope Madden   Saoirse Ronan is a treasure. The fact that she follows up one raucous, very American coming of age film (Lady Bird) with a delicate, very British coming of age film (On Chesil Beach) without hitting a false note is hardly a surprise….

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★★★★ Directed by Ari Aster Starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd  Film Review by Hope Madden and George Wolf Grief and guilt color every somber, shadowy frame of writer/director Ari Aster’s unbelievably assured feature film debut, Hereditary.   The Graham family is maybe less grief-stricken over the loss of Grandma than…

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★★ Directed by: Kevin Peters Written by: Kevin Peters Starring: Thomasin Lawson, Jay Adam, Anna MacArthur, Ed Atlas, Alex Ranahan and Mel Clarace   Short Film Review by: Dean Pettipher Deep down, avid and even casual film lovers can often tell within minutes whether or not sincere passion lies at the core of the picture. Beyond…

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★★★★ Directed by: Patrick RyderWritten by: Cheryl NeveCinematography by: Richard OakesStarring: Robert Dukes, Kevin Leslie, Jacob Anderton, Kelly Browne, Neal Ward, Christopher Mulvin, Short Film Review by: Chris Olson   The emotional tumult of war given a visually compelling spin in this short film from director Patrick Ryder. The Code is a story of survival, brotherhood,…

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★★★★ Directed by: Farbod Ardebili Starring: Adam Karnow Chefitz, Aaron Sylvan Gordon, Sam Stern, Molly Dominick, Jesse Alvarez, Chauncey Mabe, Tom Musca Short Film Review by: Jack Bottomley   Fan films are often derided by certain critics for being uncreative and taking someone else’s ideas as their own but this is an unfair reading because in…