Wakefield Directed by: Robin Swicord Starring: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner and Beverly D’Angelo Rated: R Run Time: 1h 46min Genre: Drama 3 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Simply put, Wakefield is about a man, Howard Wakefield (Cranston), who decides to leave his family one night. However, it’s […]
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new […]
Paris Can Wait Directed By: Eleanor Coppola Starring: Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard and Alec Baldwin Rated: PG Run time: 1h 32min Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green This film is pure escapism. Anne (Lane), wife of Michael (Baldwin), a movie mogul who is […]
THE WEDDING PLAN Directed By: Rama Burshtein Starring: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold and Oz Zehavi Rated: PG Run Time: 1h 50min Genre: Comedy, Romance 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green A devoutly religious woman by the name of Michal (Koler), an Orthodox Jew, is dumped by her […]
The first trailer for GOOD TIME, starring Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Barkhad Abdi and Jennifer Jason Leigh, is a haywire symphony of violence and mayhem, featuring Robert Pattinson and original music from OneOhTrix Point Never and Iggy Pop. Josh and Benny Safdie’s latest film will have its world premiere In-Competition at the Cannes Film Festival next […]
HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her […]
Chuck Directed by: Philippe Falardeau Starring: Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan and Michael Rappaport Rated: R Run Time: 101 mins Genre: Drama, Sport 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Chuck is based on a true story. Interestingly enough the film is based on the […]
BAYWATCH follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera. Directed by Seth Gordon. BAYWATCH […]
Buster’s Mal Heart Directed by: Sarah Adina Smith Starring: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls and Kate Lyn Sheil Rated: Not Rated Run Time: 96min Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Writer/Director, Sarah Adina Smith, starts us off with Buster’s, journey. A very odd, non-linear, journey but […]
The Dinner Directed by: Oren Moverman Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Adepero Oduye, Michael Chernus and Chloë Sevigny Rated: R Run Time: 2h Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Oren Moverman’s (The Messenger, Love and Mercy) screenplay and film, based on the […]
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Directed by: Joseph Cedar Starring: Stars: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Josh Charles and Steve Buscemi Rated: R Run Time: 1h 57min Genre: Drama, Thriller By: Shari K. Green 4 out of 5 Frames Norman is […]
SHOOTING STARTS ON “A STAR IS BORN,” STARRING BRADLEY COOPER AND STEFANI GERMANOTTA (LADY GAGA) Film Marks Cooper’s Directorial Debut BURBANK, CA – Filming begins today on Warner Bros. Pictures’ reimagining of the musical “A Star is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar […]
Tommy’s Honour Directed by: Jason Connery Starring: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, and Sam Neill Rated: PG Run Time: 1h 57min Genre: Drama, Sport 3 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Director Jason Connery, son of actor Sean Connery, is usually in front of the camera. Appearing in over […]
Annapurna Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming thriller DETROIT. From the Academy Award-winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67. Director: Kathryn Bigelow Writer: Mark Boal Producers: […]
IFC Films is excited to announce the May release of CHUCK starring Liev Scheiber and Naomi Watts. He was the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real-life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) was a liquor […]
In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind torn body parts/remains. In a place known as ‘The Barrens’, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with a clown called Pennywise.
Directed by: Andrés Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard and Javier Botet
New Line released the trailer for the Andres Muschietti-directed horror film in English along with 30 localized versions starting at 9AM Wednesday. Of the trailer’s 197M global views, more than 81M views and over 1.8M shares on the U.S. Facebook instance alone. Within hours after dropping, the It trailer became a viral sensation, trending across Facebook, Twitter and rising to the top of the Reddit Homepage with 30K-plus up votes in four hours. The video quickly rose to the No. 1 position on YouTube’s trending videos and remained there throughout the day.
The trailer helped It trend globally on Twitter with trends for It, It Movie, Pennywise and the Red Balloon Emoji all appearing.
It is based on the 1986 novel by King, and follows seven children who are terrorized by the eponymous being, who exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. It generally appears as a clown in order to lure young children.
From Focus Features comes THE BOOK OF HENRY, in select cities June 16th, 2017
Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.
Director: Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed)
Writer: Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X)
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, and Dean Norris
RAW Directed by: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf and Rabah Nait Oufella Rated: R Run Time: 1h 39min Genre: Drama, Horror 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Subtitled In a word, Raw is… raw. A movie about cannibalism might frighten you away but keep reading before […]
Car Dogs Directed by: Adam Collis Starring: Octavia Spencer, George Lopez, Patrick J. Adams, Nia Vardalos, Chris Mulkey, Alessandra Torresani, Josh Hopkins and Wendy Crawford Rated: R Run Time: 1H, 44mins Genre: Comedy, Drama 3 Frames out of 5 By Shari K. Green Most of us have been through buying a car, […]
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz and Nora von Waldstätten
Run Time: 1h 45min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4 Frames out of 5
By: Shari K. Green
With the roles she’s choosing, Kristen Steward has been redefining herself, and this part was a wise decision made by both she and director Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria.) Having worked with her in the past he knew that when he needed an actress to pull off the look of someone pained and tormented and to also be engaging that Stewart was the best choice. She was his supporting character is Clouds but this time she carries the entire film as Maureen. The film is a bit hard to follow at first but give it time.
You’re in the hands of a filmmaker who doesn’t want to reveal anything too soon. Pacing and all things becoming revealed in due time are critically important.
At first, it’s hard to distinguish what exactly is going on with Maureen. She’s dark and distant but at the twenty-eight-minute mark, you learn that her twin brother had died of the heart defect they both have. Not only is she sad, she’s lonely and fears for her own health. When this comes to light it explains the very beginning of the film where she quietly walks through a dark house looking to make contact with a spirit.
She’s a young American woman working in Paris as a personal shopper for a celebrity during the day but at night she’s a brooding sister waiting for her brother who, before he passed away, promised he’d make contact with her after his death. They had a pact that whoever died first, the other would reach out from the other side and give them a sign. She goes to the house she once shared with her brother and hopes to see a manifestation or feel something encouraging so that maybe she can move on with the rest of her life but it doesn’t happen so fast.
The audience is on a psychological journey with someone who may very well be better off in treatment but the way the film is rolled out; you don’t pick up on that too soon. There’s a certain strain put on you to understand Maureen because she seems so fragile but at the same time you’re getting frustrated at some of the decisions she’s making. Like when she receives text messages from a stranger and she begins to engage. What so good about this, outside of the overall tone, is it keeps you wondering, is it her brother or is it no one? Is this happening or is it in her head? With precision, Assayas does an incredible job of leading you into the trap you don’t see coming. He uses sound and music as he takes you on this trip where you’re on the edge of your seat for the entire ride, but he doesn’t really end up showing you much of anything. It’s a refreshing take on the subject and it’s a beautiful piece of art.
Personal Shopper can be creepy at times and those moments are done with a special technique. She becomes more upset, desperate and even frantic. The more she does, the more engaged with her character you become. Maureen, the personal shopper and the girl looking for a spirit, seem to be in two different movies. Kristen Stewart is so good that these two different entities become one in the end. She makes what Personal Shopper is, so special. She keeps you vested with slight changes to her character and Assayas uses everything in his power to keep from exposing the tortured young soul too soon without losing you in the meantime. Personal Shopper is gripping and intense and a movie I’d have to recommend you see as soon as you can.