Netflix Hidden Gem #100: Look Who’s Back

Look Who’s Back (2015) Director: David Wnendt Genre: Comedy Constantin Film Synopsis: Adolf Hitler wakes up in modern Germany and becomes a media sensation. Overview: Look Who’s Back is structured like Borat or Bruno — a mix of scripted scenes and those of the main character interacting with the public. The entertainment, of course, comes from the public’s reaction to the eccentric figure at the centre of the movie. However, unlike those films and their heightened stereotype main characters, the protagonist of Look Who’s Back is Adolf Hitler. Waking up in a park in 2014 Berlin, Hitler finds himself transported...

Its All About Family in New The Fate of the Furious Trailer Mar09

Its All About Family in New The Fate of the Furiou...

Universal unveiled a new trailer for F. Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious. Well this franchise certainly isn’t backing away from its absurdity or its overuse of the word family. Story-wise, there looks to be some interesting developments (retconning Charlize Theron’s character into the narrative for one), and writer Chris Morgan has developed the relationships between these characters in a way that we’ve grown to care about them, and their ridiculous personas. On the directing side, this is F. Gary Gray’s first blockbuster and the film’s visuals look to be a step away from the goregeous global scenery...

Back to the Future: Movie Making and Mythologising Mar09

Back to the Future: Movie Making and Mythologising

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 Back to the Future. Back to the Future – Movie Making and Mythologising The Back to the Future trilogy is about a lot of things: fate, destiny, love, bravery, toxic masculinity, rock and roll, the past, present, and future. It is heavy on both action and comedy and features some great sci-fi and romance, too. And today it almost feels like a relic of a time when a summer blockbuster could just be unashamedly fun. The trilogy is...

Bette vs. Joan: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Mar09

Bette vs. Joan: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Both names bring to mind the soft black-and-white era of the ‘30s, glamour, fame, and romance. Two women who were stubborn and inspired and incredibly gifted. Two icons that are almost always mentioned in the same breath due to their tumultuous enmity. Legend has it that their epic feud began over a man, Franchot Tone. Tone played Bette’s lead opposite in Dangerous, the first film for which she received an Oscar. Both she and Joan are rumoured to have loved him, but when Joan nailed him down in marriage, it was at a time when Bette’s career was waning and Joan’s beginning to wax. As if heartbreak wasn’t...

T2 Trainspotting: A Nostalgic Movie about Nostalgia Mar08

T2 Trainspotting: A Nostalgic Movie about Nostalgi...

For good or ill, nostalgia has taken over cinema. We have reached a point with cinema and TV where anything has the possibility of returning. Gone are the days of a show being canceled with no hope of coming back, and here to stay is the age of not letting go. A few years ago, Arrested Development, a show long since assumed  gone forever, returned to our screens. In just a few months we will have more Twin Peaks, when just a few years ago, the chances would have seemed slim at best. By December we’ll have had the third new Star Wars movie in as many years as well as a new Star Trek series, a Charmed reboot, a Baywatch movie, a CHiPs movie,...

Richard Newby Talks Logan On The Freakin’ Awesome Podcast Mar08

Richard Newby Talks Logan On The Freakin’ Aw...

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of talking about Logan with Benjamin and J.M. Abaya on The Freakin’ Awesome Podcast. Give it a listen to hear our thoughts on that movie, the Wolverine movie we wish Hugh Jackman could have done before his retirement, our thoughts on the Alien: Covenant trailer, and more! March 6th, 2017 Subscribe to the Freakin’ Awesome Podcast, and follow them on Twitter! (@TFAnow, @benjaminabaya, @abayarts) Featured Image: 20th Century Fox Richard NewbyRichard is a film lover, comic book geek, and science-fiction writer. He has a great appreciation for hand-drawn posters, and practical effects. He currently lives...

Fist Fight Hits Below the Belt Mar08

Fist Fight Hits Belo...

Overview: After an incident involving rebellious students, two high school teachers go head-to-head for an old-fashioned fist fight in the parking lot. Warner Bros.; 2017; Rated: R; 91 minutes. The Angry Black Man: Fist Fight is a ham-fisted attempt to provide commentary on an underfunded...

Be (Reluctantly) the Change You Wish to See in the World: A Cornetto Trilogy Appreciation Mar07

Be (Reluctantly) the Change You Wish to See in the...

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. This week, we’re starting with The Cornetto Trilogy. “Be (Reluctantly) the Change You Wish to See in the World: A Cornetto Trilogy Appreciation” Shortly before the release of Rogue One, amid all the media hoopla and internet chatter, something compelled my older sister to call me. Not a rare occurrence, but not a regular one either. She was calling, she explained, because she wanted me to know that I’d been there for the original, in ‘77. I hadn’t...

Devil in the Dark Is An Emotionally Charged Fizzle Mar07

Devil in the Dark Is...

Overview: Two brothers aim to reconnect on a hunting trip, but encounter more than prey in the forest. Momentum Pictures; 2017, Not Rated; 82 minutes. Don’t Look Now: Tim Brown’s Devil in the Dark starts with a bang, an eerie dark forest, a frantic father and a lost child. Young Adam...

Logan Director James Mangold is Taking Fansites to...

Sometimes, a movie grows to be about something else after it is released. Culture shifts, perspective moves, the audience grows to learn the intent of the artist more with future work, or hindsight vision reveals a new narrative or unseen or maybe even somehow added details. As showcased by Birth of a Nation to Wet Hot American Summer, this discovered value can make a film better or worse. Movies grow. They evolve. Usually this evolution, like any other, takes time. But this weekend, we saw one mutate. James Mangold’s Logan is straight killing it right now, by all logical measures. Currently, the film, Hugh Jackman’s farewell to the...

The Institute Is An Absurd Mess Mar06

The Institute Is An ...

Overview: Isabel, a well-to-do young Victorian woman chooses to go to Rosewood Institute, a mental health convalescence facility, at the urging of her brother in order to recover following the death of their parents. There, she meets Doctor Cairn, whose “methods” draw her into a bizarre world...

Podcasts of the Week: Another Film Podcast & Homecoming Mar06

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Weekly Clickables: Daria, Gore Verbinski & Th...

In this week’s Weekly Clickables, we have no theme, but instead a mix of essays and interviews you can really spend some time on, covering a breadth of subjects. First, Brent Lang at Variety discusses why we’re ready for an R-rated X-Men movie. Back in May, Angelica Jade Bastien at RogerEbert.com wrote about the legacy of Joan Crawford, which is pertinent to the upcoming FX show Feud about the famous feud between Bette Davis and Ms. Crawford. Film School Rejects explain how a minor character from Taxi Driver inspired the iconic adrenaline-shot scene in Pulp Fiction. At MTV.com, Inkoo Kang explores the surprising popularity and...