Savage’s ‘The Boogeyman’ Rekindles Childhood Fears While Addressing Grief and Family Dynamics in the Aftermath of Loss

The Boogeyman Movie Review

What I find the most intriguing about the idea of the boogeyman is how universal it is. Even across the ocean, in my home country, I was told about him and feared him almost every night. Although they may have different name variations, the fear behind the so-called boogeyman is

Sundance Review: ‘Run Rabbit Run’ Delivers a Layered Horror Story About Guilt, Family Dynamics, and Resentment

Run Rabbit Run Sundance Review

In one of the scenes in Daina Reid's Run Rabbit Run, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Mia (Lily Latorre) says to her mother, Sarah (Sarah Snook), that she misses people she never met all the time. Although a little girl refers to her grandmother, the sentence stays with

Sundance Review: ‘The Starling Girl’ is a Moving Coming-Of-Age Film with Eliza Scanlen

The Starling Girl Sundance Review

Eliza Scanlen's Jem Starling, in Laurel Parmet's The Starling Girl, doesn't have an easy life growing up in rural Kentucky. The seventeen-year-old girl wholeheartedly believes she's disappointing God, her family, and everybody involved as she doesn't want to marry the boy they'd like. The actress's coming-of-age role is often heartbreaking,

Sundance Review: ‘Cat Person’ Is an Unevenly Paced Thriller Drama with Noteworthy Performances by Jones and Braun

Cat Person Review

In Susanna Kogel's adaptation of Kristen Roupenian's The New Yorker viral short story, Cat Person, Margot (Emilia Jones) and her friend Taylor (Geraldine Viswanathan) are mortified as they examine Margot's phone, which keeps receiving nasty, disrespectful texts from Robert (Nicholas Braun), her would-be boyfriend. This specific scene is quite chilling

Review: “Tár” Is a Gratifying Depiction of A Fallen Maestro

Tar Movie Review

In one scene of Todd Field’s newest drama, Lydia Tár (the effervescent Cate Blanchett) is teaching a class in which a BIPOC non-binary student opposes the glorification of the most respected classical musicians, many of whom have been known for their racist, homophobic or sexist views. Tár humiliates him on

Review: “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is Magically Beautiful Tale About Fragility of Life, Friendship and Kindness

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Review

I recall the first time I experienced an anxiety attack. It feels like your throat is contracting as you try to take a breath and stop your heart from racing. In Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, an important scene deals with the matter of anxiety. Furthermore, the film continues to create great storylines

Sundance Review: “Am I OK?” Superbly Highlights Why There is No Such Thing as Coming Out Too Late

Am I Ok? Sundance

Whether to close friends or relatives, coming out is one of the most difficult events in a person's life. Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, a real-life married couple of actors, explore platonic female friendship in their directorial debut and emphasize that each and every person's coming out is important, regardless of age. Lucy (Dakota

Sundance Review: Aubrey Plaza is Criminally Good in Heist Drama, “Emily the Criminal”

Emily the Criminal movie

Living in the United States of America, everyone discusses one topic sooner or later: student debt and its massive ramifications in adulthood. In John Patton Ford's brilliant heist drama Emily the Criminal, the audience gets to see what happens when you throw your morals out the window and do whatever it takes to

‘Matrix Resurrections’ is A Nostalgic Ode to The Franchise That Connects Older and Younger Generations

Matrix Resurrections Review

As the credits roll at the end of The Matrix Resurrections, we notice a quote Lana Wachowski included as a dedication for her deceased parents - "Love Is The Genesis Of Everything." This is a perfect quote to summarize the franchise's fourth installment that changed the sci-fi genre and opened the

‘Gunpowder Milkshake’ Review: Lena Headey and Karen Gillan Are a Brilliant Mother-Daughter Duo in this Badass, Neon-Soaked Action Thriller

Gunpowder Milkshake Review

Women often follow in their mothers’ footsteps, whether it’s a career choice or aspects of their personal lives. But what if your mother is a lethal assassin and a killer for hire? Gunpowder Milkshake is a mother-daughter action film full of empowering female characters fighting for life and autonomy. With