“Halloween Kills” Is a Cheesy, Bloody Fun Slasher

Halloween Kills Review

Michael Myers and Halloween have remained a staple of the season for over 40 years. He has haunted audiences, just as he has haunted Laurie Strode and Haddonfield, Illinois. You always know what to expect going into these films. Michael Myers survives his latest near-death encounter and is once again

TIFF Review: ‘Official Competiton’ Is a Masterful Showbiz Satire

Official Competition Review

“How do people see me?” is a question pondered by Humberto (José Luis Gómez) on his 80th birthday. A leader in the pharmaceutical industry, he begins to reflect on his legacy. Wanting to be remembered for something that will have a lasting impact is a desire for many. That can

Apple and A24 Release Teaser Trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth

the tragedy of macbeth

Apple and A24 has released a teaser trailer for their highly anticipated film, The Tragedy of Macbeth, which is directed by Academy Award Winning director Joel Coen. The Tragedy of Macbeth, based on the play by William Shakespeare, stars Academy Award Winner Frances McDormand (Nomadland) and Academy Award Winner Denzel

TIFF Review: ‘The Forgiven’ Is a Hot Cast of Names in an Average Drama

The Forgiven Review

A party at a castle in the Moroccan desert brings together rich snobs in writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s The Forgiven. The “rich white people doing bad things” narrative is becoming a genre in and of itself, but they can make for good entertainment (see Knives Out and Ready or Not

Fantasia 2021 Review: ‘All the Moons’ Is One of the Best Vampire Films of All Time

All The Moons Review

Our image of a vampire is simple: A frightening figure all in black with fanged teeth and a thirst for blood. If you cross one’s path, don’t expect to live. Their image has made it hard not to consider them monsters. Even just by looking at Bela Lugosi’s depiction of

Fantasia 2021 Review: ‘The Last Thing Mary Saw’ Is a Queer Horror Tale of Supernatural and Spiritual Malevolence

The Last Thing Mary Saw Review

The Last Thing Mary Saw is quick to envelop you in its atmosphere. In its very first seconds, first-time feature writer and director Edoardo Vitaletti swiftly establishes a dark and suffocating environment. Through the film’s cinematography, Southhold, New York, in 1843, seems to live in constant fog and candlelight but

Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation Set Release Date For Musical Vivo

Vivo Netflix

Netflix has released a new clip and release date for their upcoming animated film, Vivo, with the voice cast Lin-Manuel Miranda (Vivo), Zoe Saldaña (Rosa), Juan de Marcos (Andrés), Brian Tyree Henry (Dancarino), Michael Rooker (Lutador), Nicole Byer (Valentina), introducing Ynairaly Simo (Gabi), and Gloria Estefan (Marta). Vivo will center

‘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

Black Widow Brings Natasha’s Story Front and Center

Black Widow Movie

Black Widow, the latest film from Marvel Studio which will release in theaters and stream on Disney+ with Premier Access, centers around the story of Natasha Romanoff and her complicated past. I had a chance to attend a discussion with the stars of the film Scarlett Johansson (Natasha), Florence Pugh

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborly Advice Leaves Much to Chew on in ‘Werewolves Within’

Werewolves Within

In Werewolves Within, Harvey Guillén’s Joaquim describes the whodunnit he finds himself in as a “dinner theatre murder thing.” One where he’s having “a horrible time and can’t go home.” Understandable, since this detective story involves a werewolf. Based on the medieval fantasy game of the same name, the film

‘Luca’ Is a Heartwarming Adventure That Celebrates the Underdog

Luca Movie Review

Italian director and storyboard artist, Enrico Casarosa, has established what kind of stories he wants to tell. His short film La Luna, and now his feature debut Luca, are both films set in Italy and inspired by the filmmaker’s childhood. The films’ characters coming of age in an individualistic and unique way,

‘Cruella’ Is a Punk Infused Blast and the Best of Disney Live-Action

Cruella Movie Review

It’s the adrenaline. The feeling of being surrounded by a group of people all in eager anticipation. A range of emotions and a crescendo of sounds make the setting feel like it’s pulsating. Then, the lights dim, and your favorite rock star rises from beneath the stage surrounded by fog.

A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 Is Funnier Than Its Predecessor

A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 Review

A Black Lady Sketch Show season 1, when it aired in 2019 had peaks and valleys. Unsurprising given how sketch comedy is; some sketches work while others fall short of hitting the mark between truth—however exaggerated—and comedy. Still, the initial season with actresses Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis,

Jupiter’s Legacy Season 1 Review: This Superhero Family Drama Lacks Focus And Superheroics

Jupiters Legacy Review

We've reached a point where no matter your taste, there's a superhero show out there for you. Do you want gory satires that deconstruct the meaning of a superhero? Watch The Boys. Do you want an action thriller? Watch Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Want an animated meta-comedy? How about

GIVEAWAY: Win A Copy of The Marksman Now Available on Digital and on BLU-RAYTM AND DVD MAY 11th

The Marksman DVD

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released The Marksman available now on Digital and on Blu-ray and DVD May 11th. The film stars Liam Neeson in this tense thriller about a man who has sworn to protect a child from danger. To celebrate the release, I am teaming up with Universal

GIVEAWAY: Win A Copy Of Judas and the Black Messiah Now Available On Digital And On BLU-RAY AND DVD MAY 4th

Judas and the Black Messiah DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released Judas and the Black Messiah available now on Digital and on Blu-ray and DVD May 4th. The film stars Academy Award Nominee LaKeith Stanfield and Academy Award Winning Actor Daniel Kaluuya . To celebrate the release, I am teaming up with Warner Bros. Home