Juliet, Naked film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★ Directed by: Jesse Peretz Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O’Dowd Film Review by: Brandon Thomas Movies that mix music and quirk tend to punch me right in the feels (is a 36-year-old allowed to say “feels”?). Once, Begin Again and Sing Street are a few examples of movies that gave my tear ducts…

Peppermint film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★ Directed by: Pierre Morel Starring: Jennifer Garner, Juan Pablo Raba Film Review by: George Wolf Jennifer Garner has been a screen sweetheart for enough years now that it might be easy to forget she rose to fame as the action star of TV’s Alias.   Peppermint is her bloody reminder, a corpse-strewn revenge caper…

Kin film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★ Directed by: Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker Starring: Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, Zoe Kravitz Film Review by: Hope Madden I’m no cook. If it’s not on Chipotle’s menu, I’m not eating it. And yet, I feel like I understand certain things that don’t go together, say Captain Crunch cereal and goat cheese,…

The Nun film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★ Directed by: Corin Hardy Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons Film Review by: Hope Madden   When we were four, my sister and I wandered off at the Toledo zoo. Nuns found us and reunited us—via lost and found? I don’t remember—with the larger Madden clan. And that’s the thing about nuns: they…

Threshold short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★★Directed by: Mark O’BrienWritten by: Mark O’BrienStarring: Joris Jarsky, Talya Carroll, Jaidyn CarrollShort Film Review by: Chris Olson   Darker than a cup of black coffee with no donut, filmmaker Mark O’Brien’s marvelous short film Threshold packs an almighty punch within its limited running time and without the need for much dialogue or audience hand…

Samira short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★ Directed by: Charlotte RolfesWritten by: Fentje HankeStarring: Lucas Prisor, Dejan Bucin, Little Wing Film Festival Review by: Chris Olson   Told with a degree of sterility, Charlotte Rolfes’s short film Samira, written by Fentje Hanke, is also a very human watch. The tale, which explores numerous themes and politics issues, is at heart a story…