Review: Fall

Year: 2022 Runtime: 107 minutes Director: Scott Mann Writers: Jonathan Frank, Scott Mann Actors: Grace Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, Mason Gooding, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jasper Cole, Darrell Dennis, Bamm Ericsen, Julia Pace Mitchell By Caelyn O’Reilly When I first saw the trailer for “Fall” I got so excited to see the latest entry in my favourite hyper-specific genre of film; thrillers about extremely competent women … Continue reading Review: Fall

“Lady Beware”: A Flawed, Feminist Look at Erotic Fantasy

By Brian Skutle The reasons I watched Karen Arthur’s “Lady Beware” (1987) in 1997 were not the reasons that I do now. I had just developed a crush on Diane Lane after “Murder at 1600” (1997), and this erotic thriller was one of the films that fed that- in some ways, for part of the reasons why Arthur would come to disown the film. Over … Continue reading “Lady Beware”: A Flawed, Feminist Look at Erotic Fantasy

Film Review: The Invitation

Year: 2022 Runtime: 104 minutes Director: Jessica M. Thompson Writer: Blair Butler Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, Hugh Skinner, Sean Pertwee, Courtney Taylor By Tom Moore Director Jessica M. Thompson’s sophomore effort, “The Invitation” presents intriguing opportunities for a scary and mysterious vampire flick but rarely capitalizes on them. The film sees Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel), a young woman whose mother recently … Continue reading Film Review: The Invitation

30 Years Later, “A League of Their Own” Still Wins

By Brian Skutle When “A League of Their Own” was in theatres in 1992, I remember my mom and grandfather and I going to see it. I thought it was a good movie, and it was something we taped off of HBO to watch. I was going on 15, though, and relatively new to really starting to watch movies on a regular basis, so the … Continue reading 30 Years Later, “A League of Their Own” Still Wins

Jennifer Connelly: Warmth and Heart, Even in Darkness

By Brian Skutle We all have points of reference for when we’re introduced to an actor, and whatever that is has a tendency to imprint on us, and influence us whenever we see them in other movies. If your first time really seeing, say, Robert Downey Jr., was in “Iron Man” (2008) or any of his performances as Tony Stark, you’re not going to be … Continue reading Jennifer Connelly: Warmth and Heart, Even in Darkness

The Women of the Watery World of Atlantis: The Lost Empire

By Joan Amenn Over twenty years ago, Disney did something extraordinarily out of character. They allowed animators to create a world more like a live action film than had permitted previously. No doubt it helped that the directors of “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” (2001) were Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, who had collaborated on the blockbuster hit “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991. However, the … Continue reading The Women of the Watery World of Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Year: 2022 Runtime:  119 minutes Director: Hannah Marks Writer: Vera Herbert Cast: John Cho, Mia Isaac, Kaya Scodelario, Otis Dhanji, Josh Thomson By Tom Moore Director Hannah Marks’ third film, “Don’t Let Me Go”(2022), instantly grabs your heart with its incredibly likeable father/daughter bond and genuine character arcs, but unfortunately falls apart in its final act due to ill-conceived story turns and execution. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Don’t Make Me Go

Fantasia Film Review: Sissy

Year: 2022 Runtime:  102 minutes Director: Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes Writer: Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes Cast: Aisha Dee, Hannah Barlow, Emily De Margheriti, Daniel Monks, Yerin Ha, Lucy Barrett, Shaun Martindale, Kane Senes By Harris Dang “Sissy” (2022) tells the story of Cecilia (Aisha Dee), a wellness guru who has a strong following on social media, as she promotes positive contentment and harmonious … Continue reading Fantasia Film Review: Sissy

Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List

Year: 2022 Runtime: 117 Minutes Director: Emma Holly Jones Writer: Suzanne Allain (based on the book by) (screenplay by) Stars: Freida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Zawe Ashton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Theo James By Tom Moore Emma Holly Jones’ feature directorial debut, an adaptation of Suzanne Allain’s 2009 self-published novel “Mr. Malcolm’s List”, is an instantly likeable period dramedy romance in the spirit of Jane Austen. The film … Continue reading Film Review: Mr. Malcolm’s List