Life Stays The Cours...

Overview: On a recovery mission, a crew discovers life from Mars and quickly understands its potential and the gravity of the situation at horrifying length. Columbia Pictures; 2017; Rated R; 103 minutes Initiating Sequence: Welcome aboard the International Space Station. Everyone you know is...

Power Rangers Is Slo...

Overview: A group of wayward teens comes together to become the mighty morphing Power Rangers. 2017; PG-13; Lionsgate; 124 minutes. Full Disclosure: I missed the boat on Power Rangers when I was growing up. I was the right age to become enthralled by its goofy wonders. References made their...

Uncertain Plumbs For...

Overview: A documentary about Uncertain, Texas, a tiny town on the border between Texas and Louisiana where an invasive weed is threatening the way of life. The film follows three men trying to make it in—or out—of Uncertain. Lucid; 2015; Not Rated; 82 minutes. Boggy: As Uncertain begins,...

Dig Two Graves Hits ...

Overview: After her brother dies in a tragic accident, Jacqueline (Jake) Mather considers a Faustian deal to get him back. Area 23a; 2014; Not Rated; 85 minutes. That’s Just Like, Your Opinion, Man: Somebody needs to check on Ted Levine. I think he’s slowly transforming into Jeff...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Red Band Trailer Mar23

Three Billboards Out...

Today, Fox Searchlight Pictures released a new red band trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, the upcoming film from Martin McDonagh, the writer and director of Seven Psychopaths and In Bruges. Normally, this is where we’d provide some sort of personal reaction to the...

The Original Star Wars Trilogy & Its Hopeful Hero Mar23

The Original Star Wa...

Throughout the month of March, Audiences Everywhere will be sharing appreciation for film trilogies, including personal reflections from our writers on some of their favorites. Today, we’re discussing a singular hero’s role in perhaps the quintessential movie trilogy: Star Wars‘...

Blotter | Tuesday, M...

Blotter is your twice-weekly rundown on all things true crime happening in the world of movies, TV, podcasts, and beyond. I’m sending you into the end of your week with a long list of things to research, watch, read, and listen to and the faster we do this, the sooner we get to the weekend,...

Netflix Hidden Gem #...

Little Sister Directed By: Zach Clark Genre : Comedy Forager Films Synopsis: A young “former goth” woman returns home from aspiring to be a nun to face her past. Overview: Sometimes Netflix has a bizarre algorithm for its recommendations, but every now and then it gets it just right. Back in...

Iron Fist Pulls Punches But Maintains Form Mar22

Iron Fist Pulls Punches But Maintains Form

Overview: After being orphaned as a child and raised in a mystical Kung Fu monastery, Danny Rand returns home after fifteen years to reclaim his name. But the ancient organization of assassins and world-shapers known as the Hand have their own plans for Danny and the Iron Fist he harnesses. 2015; ABC Studios/Marvel Television; TV-MA; 13 episodes. False Start: Because it has become central to the conversation surrounding Iron Fist, and because it is impossible to talk about the show without first addressing these concerns, the fact of the matter is this: Marvel missed an opportunity to portray Danny Rand as Asian-American and cast an actor...

Sing: My Daughter...

When I imagined taking my daughter to her first movie, I pictured excitement, maybe some fanfare, and a carefully selected film. She would be full of anticipation, and my heart would be warm at the thought of making her happy. I don’t know why I imagined this, as I don’t remember my own first...

It Could Be All Of Us: Unearthing John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy Mar21

It Could Be All Of Us: Unearthing John Carpenter’s...

Throughout the month of March, Audiences Everywhere will be sharing appreciation for film trilogies, including personal reflections from our writers on some of their favorites. Today, we’re discussing the thematic link between three of John Carpenter’s masterworks. There’s a great big hole in the world. At its center resides the agent of our undoing. So we bury it. We build foundations over it, foundations built on the unknowable things we think we know. And while that agent of undoing may be covered, that hole is not filled. Relationships, religion, and entertainment form a holy trinity of forgetting, of distraction . . . that is...

Blotter | Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Mar21

Blotter | Tuesday, M...

  Can I ask you something? How often does your interest in crime result in some moral handwringing? It’s a question I’ve been wondering about in launching this project and one I suspect some of you might wonder about, too. Do you have boundaries you’ve drawn for yourself that you...

The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017: Moka Mar21

The Alliance Françai...

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is running in Melbourne from 8 March – 30 March, and our writer in Australia will be covering a selection of the movies being shown. AFFFF is the biggest festival of French films outside of France, and you can see the program and book tickets...