Film Review: MainStream

Year: 2020 Runtime: 94 minutes . Director: Gia Coppola Starring: Maya Hawke, Andrew Garfield, Nat Wolff By: Tom Moore The sophomore feature film from writer/director Gia Coppola, “Mainstream”(2021), is another dive into the toxic side of rising social media stardom that doesn’t live up to its potential. The film is a cautionary tale of searching for stardom that follows a young girl named Frankie (Maya … Continue reading Film Review: MainStream

Review: Summerland

While it’s nice to have films like “Vivarium” and “Da 5 Bloods” perfectly reflect the tone and time of the present, it’s sometimes even better to have films that give an outlook of a more hopeful future – and “Summerland” does that in a nutshell. Swale truly creates a heart-warming debut filled with a powerful romance, a building connection that tears down barriers, and showcases Arterton giving an absolutely immaculate performance. Continue reading Review: Summerland

Review: “The Rental”

Dave Franco’s directorial debut “The Rental” revolves around a simple set-up. Two couples, Charlie (Dan Stevens) and Michelle (Alison Brie) and Mina (Sheila Vand) and Josh (Jeremy Allen White), have the idea to rent a beautiful Oceanside rental house where they can do some hiking, relax some, and enjoy each others company, well sort of. Continue reading Review: “The Rental”