If one dared to give Steven Soderbergh just three West Virginian siblings, two robot arms, a bag of Gummy bears with gasoline and one plan to rob NASCAR for everything they’re worth, all before a child beauty pageant… Well, you just may have the next all-American classic on your hands.
Author: Bailey Steen
Cinema, politics, and admiring Rooney Mara: the three keys to unlocking my own personal sacred labyrinth! Also I'm humble, obviously.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: The work of David Fincher.
Best Movie Snack: Red Rock Deli Honey Soy Chicken Chips
Nobody can explore the cosmos and film Rooney Mara eating pie quite like David Lowery can in A Ghost Story, this year’s transcendent feature film.
How bloody lovely.
In times like this, one must recall the words of Gene Wilder who said “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker”. And darlings, get your glasses ready, because the dreaded reboot river ride won’t be ending anytime soon.
Based on the Tony-winning stage play Blackbird, Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn face off in Una, the disturbing story of a child-abuse victim confronting the man who took advantage of her.
Dare I say First Girl I Loved is a near perfect blend of Andrea Arnold’s Fishtank meets Blue Is The Warmest Color? Dare I say it’s even better? As I lay in my puddle of confused emotions, I confidently shout “yes”, and once you see it I dare you to defy it.
Who knew discussing men’s issues could be so controversial in filmmaker Cassie Jay’s latest documentary film, The Red Pill?
We can surely toss Pork Pie up as the best New Zealand travel ad to come out in quite a while.
There’s no studio better than A24 to showcase how guns and child mobsters are one addictive, volatile cocktail in Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, Deadpool 2’s fan praising character has found their actor in none other than the galactic power-glove wearing man himself, Josh Brolin.
Olivier Assayas’ flawed yet mystifying drama Personal Shopper is sure to please those in The Holy Cult of Stewart in a welcome, artistic take on grief and spirituality in the modern world.
Mick Jackson’s oh so relevant courtroom drama Denial explores the perversion of the free speech and historical debate when discredited faux-historian and Holocaust denier David Irving takes Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt to trial, for merely telling the inconvenient truth.
Maren Ade’s debut comedy Toni Erdmann proves the Germans can be both harmless and funny in their own awkward and (partly) alienating way.