Atomic Blonde Directed by: David Leitch Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones Rated: R Runtime: 115 min Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Perfect for the summer heat, this is a fun, exciting and […]
Directed by: John R. Leonetti Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Alice Lee, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1h 30min Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller 1 Frame out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Wish Upon was not only predictable but sophomoric in […]
Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, […]
Directed by Michael Cuesta Screenplay by Stephen Schiff and Michael Finch and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz Based on the American Assassin novel in the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler Starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins and Taylor Kitsch AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch […]
It Comes At Night Directed by: Trey Edward Shults Starring: Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Rated: R Run Time: 1h 37mins Genre: Horror, Thriller 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green It Comes at Night is incredibly manipulative in the way it […]
AMERICAN MADE – In Theaters September 29 In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one […]
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 […]
Free Fire Directed by: Ben Wheatley Starring: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Sam Riley, Cillian Murphy, Babou Ceesay, Jack Reynor and Armie Hammer Rated: R Run Time: 1h 30min Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Free Fire is another terrific A24 release. They seem to be […]
Phoenix Forgotten is Based on the shocking, true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights”, and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history. Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into 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 […]
Directed by Michael Cuesta Screenplay by Stephen Schiff and Michael Finch and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz Based on the American Assassin novel in the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler Starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins and Taylor Kitsch AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp […]
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: […]
ATOMIC BLONDE – July 28, 2017 Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) […]
The Assignment Directed by: Walter Hill Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Caitlin Gerard, Tony Shalhoub and Anthony LaPaglia Rated: R Run Time: 1h 35mins Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green The Assignment is a noir film based on revenge. A hitman, by the name of […]
ALIEN DAY RETURNS APRIL 26 Celebrate the Groundbreaking ALIEN Franchise with 24 Hours of Fan-Focused Activities Worldwide Countdown Continues to the Global Release of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN: COVENANT LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2017 – Alien Day returns on April 26, a nod to planet LV-426 from the iconic ALIEN films, as the countdown continues […]
Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Director: David F. Sandbert
Starring: Miranda Otto, Javier Botet, Stephanie Sigman and Anthony LaPaglia
Blackcoat’s Daughter Directed By: Oz Perkins Starring: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Skipka, Lucy Boynton, Lauren Holly and James Remar Rated: R Run Time: 1h 33mins Genre: Horror, Thriller 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green Are you a horror fan looking for something new? Then don’t miss Blackcoat’s Daughter; […]
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.
20th Century Fox has debuted a NEW trailer for ALIEN: COVENANT! Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. Watch the new trailer below!
Release: May 19, 2017
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.