Had the chance to catch Down A Dark Hall last week, and one of the film’s strongest aspects lies in the performance of Victoria Moroles. Audio of Moroles discussing what makes the thriller and her seemingly unlikable character unique is below!
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.
With a track record that includes Interstellar and The Little Prince (not to mention the Twilight franchise), Mackenzie Foy seemingly can do no wrong. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ latest trailer has debuted, and it looks like Foy’s streak continues.
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 final act also took me by surprise, which is a great thing.
Director/writer Elijah Bynum’s debut feature Hot Summer Nights excels as a seductive visual feast (imagine if Goodfellas was set in 1991 Cape Cod and centered on a group of troubled youths). The good news is the story is also on point, and in the video below Bynum and actors Maika Monroe and Alex Roe talk about the movie’s immersive visual language.
Ethan Hawke delivered one of his finest performances as jazz musician/singer Chet Baker in the underrated Born to Be Blue, and now he’s back in the music world (via cinema) as the director and co-writer of Blaze.
One has to give props to a game that, in its press release, directly says it was “inspired by the beloved Mega Man series.” Bottom line is transparency is a good thing, and hopefully that homage leads to a deep adventure with the “roguelike action platformer” 20XX which hits XBox One July 11. Details on the title, which is now out on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC, is below!