Notable Films Directed by Women

Today, as I write this, the world is currently celebrating International Women’s Day.  One of the more frustrating moments of my life was when I came upon a list like this, a list enumerating various women directors and their most seminal works, I didn’t recognize most of the filmmakers mentioned in the article that I was…

Notable Films from 2015

Top Ten lists are always going to be an exercise in futility. With a film industry that produces hundreds if not thousands of films each year, creating a definitive top ten of the year’s best is the textbook definition of a Sisyphean task. However, this here is our antidote to such a futile exercise as I now…

The 12 Genres of Christmas

It’s that time of the year again where we find ourselves amidst jingle bells and good cheer and Christmas movies! Now if you find that most Christmas films are too saccharine for your Scrooge-like taste, fear not for we have compiled a list that covers all, from sweet rom-coms to dark sci-fis! 1. Comedy Elf…

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

 A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. With that opening crawl, perhaps the most famous one in film history, one is introduced to the first film of the Star Wars Saga. It has become one of the most beloved franchises in film history and not to mention a property that’s worth more…

Rewind Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

I have never been a fan of musicals. It’s the one genre in the realm of film that has more chance of disappointing me than not. Thus, when almost everyone in my group seemed entranced when we were watching Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Les Miserables (2012), I was quietly squirming in my seat wondering when…

Review: Sicario (2015)

At the very beginning of Sicario (2015), Denis Villeneuve opens his 3rd English-language film (following Prisoners and Enemy) with what could best be described as a tactical operation in response to a kidnapping charge. A large group of federal and local law enforcement officers, led by Kate Mercer (Emily Blunt) swarms toward a house that, we later discover,…