Raffey Cassidy Talks Career Path: “Acting Is All I Want To Do”

  In just several years, 16-year-old actress Raffey Cassidy has starred in Tomorrowland, Allied, and in The Killing of a Sacred Deer. She continues working on A-list projects with Vox Lux, and she talks about playing dual roles in the Natalie Portman toplined feature. Raffey Cassidy stars as the younger Celeste in Vox Lux (with … Continue reading Raffey Cassidy Talks Career Path: “Acting Is All I Want To Do”

Five Reasons To Love ‘The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean’ (Paul Newman, Victoria Principal)

John Huston and Paul Newman are cinematic icons, so it's a crying shame that 1972's The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean doesn't get as much love as it deserves. The feature is currently available via Warner Archive, and the images (it went through a 2K restoration) look absolutely clean. As for the five … Continue reading Five Reasons To Love ‘The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean’ (Paul Newman, Victoria Principal)

‘The Clovehitch Killer’ Review: Something Thrilling (And Horrific) This Way Comes

  My main complaint with the absolute influx of streaming services is that there is an abundance of content out there, and it can be hard to dig through the cinematic junk to find that must see flick. If you're a mystery/thriller enthusiast, The Clovehitch Killer, headlined by Charlie Plummer (Lean on Pete) and Dylan … Continue reading ‘The Clovehitch Killer’ Review: Something Thrilling (And Horrific) This Way Comes

‘Apostle’ Review: Something Awesome This Way Comes

Gareth Evans, who garnered praise for his ambitious and tight-fisted The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2, makes a surprising and deliriously successful left hand turn with his Apostle, a thriller which serves up a gumbo pot of influences yet thankfully serves up a unique flavor of its own.   It’s 1905, and Dan Stevens … Continue reading ‘Apostle’ Review: Something Awesome This Way Comes

‘Juliet, Naked’ Review: Rose Byrne And Ethan Hawke Thrive In A ‘Waterloo Sunset’

Ethan Hawke, with a keyboard at the ready, sings The Kinks "Waterloo Sunset" during a standout moment in Juliet, Naked. These beautiful touches are sprinkled throughout this music infused story that's blessed with a trio of beautifully rendered performances (Hawke, Chris O'Dowd, and Rose Byrne). Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) was an indie rock singer-songwriter who … Continue reading ‘Juliet, Naked’ Review: Rose Byrne And Ethan Hawke Thrive In A ‘Waterloo Sunset’

‘BuyBust’ Review: Manila Set Thriller Powered By Anne Curtis Performance And Unrelenting Action

As a film enthusiast and Asian American (I'm part Filipino), I'm ashamed to admit that BuyBust is the first film I've seen from the Philippines. But there's a first for everything, and this unrelenting and gritty action thriller exceeded all of my expectations. Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis) is part of a top flight narcotics outfit … Continue reading ‘BuyBust’ Review: Manila Set Thriller Powered By Anne Curtis Performance And Unrelenting Action

‘Never Goin’ Back’ Review: Summer Tale Shines With Maia Mitchell And Camila Morrone Pairing

Landing at a trim 85 minutes, Never Goin’ Back is nonetheless a meaty narrative about two girls who whether their storms with aplomb, bringing a healthy share of mayhem in the process. Directed and penned by Augustine Frizzell, the flick is powered by standout work from leads Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone. The balls out … Continue reading ‘Never Goin’ Back’ Review: Summer Tale Shines With Maia Mitchell And Camila Morrone Pairing

‘Spoiled Cinema’ Spotlight: ‘Harold and Maude’

As discussed on our CinemAddicts podcast, Anderson Cowan and I are building on our cinephile universe with Spoiled Cinema. First movie up is Harold and Maude, one of Cowan's favorite movies. Details below! Every movie on Spoiled Cinema will have an "open ticket," as the biggest goal for us is to keep each of these … Continue reading ‘Spoiled Cinema’ Spotlight: ‘Harold and Maude’

‘Hot Summer Nights’ Review: Timothée Chalamet Headlines Visually Arresting Coming Of Age Flick

There will be a ton of style versus substance arguments with Hot Summer Nights, director/writer Elijah Bynum’s visually hypnotic and balls out homage to such features as Goodfellas and Boogie Nights. Is this movie more than a series of beautifully composed shots and a wonderfully curated soundtrack (kudos for the use of The Outfield’s “Your … Continue reading ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Review: Timothée Chalamet Headlines Visually Arresting Coming Of Age Flick

‘Izzy Gets The F**K Across Town’ Review: Mackenzie Davis Anchors Memorable L.A. Story

I've lived in Culver City, worked at Miracle Mile, and have traversed the somewhat tony confines of Los Feliz, and these areas are among the locales spotlighted in director Christian Papierniak's seductively beguiling Izzy Gets The F**k Of Town. But neither the director or Los Angeles are the stars of the show. The Queen Bee … Continue reading ‘Izzy Gets The F**K Across Town’ Review: Mackenzie Davis Anchors Memorable L.A. Story