Some movies like food, while others LOVE it. So, whats the difference? The answer can be found through Ratatouille and Chef.Read more "The Recipe for Good Foodie Movies"
In spite of its choice coloring and a few powerful characters moments, a bad ending stops this animated sequel cold I realize that in this review I may come off as an angry film geek just ranting about something popular that’s made for children, but I do believe I have the ability to look at […]Read more "‘Frozen 2’ is broken but has good pieces"
Writer/Director/Editor Mike Flanagan has pretty much run the table on horror films the last few years. Between Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House, I’m not sure if there is anything this guy can’t pull off. The next logical step was, of course, for his to helm a major franchise. I […]Read more "Doctor Sleep – Really Fast Review"
The young indie rock band stopped by Columbia to perform hits such as “Golden” and “Way It Goes.” Culture editor Cameron Flatt documented the performance in photos — and critiques. Hippo Campus is an up-and-coming indie rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota, that stopped by The Blue Note this April for a one-night performance. They’ve […]Read more "A look inside a one-night show with Hippo Campus at The Blue Note"
A couple of Columbia comic book nerds give their perspective on female-starring superhero films As a film critic and superhero fan, I was a bit perplexed by the response to the 2017 Wonder Woman film. Outside of Gal Gadot’s outstanding performance, I didn’t think there was much to say about the movie that hadn’t been said about […]Read more "The woman-led ‘Captain Marvel’ sparks pride in local fans"
In the final episode of the Comedy Central show ‘Nathan for You,’ host Nathan Fielder explores the purpose of love, life and his own program Nathan for You is one of a small handful of shows that truly fits the term “reality television.” Host Nathan Fielder attempts to “help” struggling businesses through bizarre, hilarious and often awkward schemes. […]Read more "‘Finding Frances’ makes you question what is true and what is false"
The film documents the creation of the first late night talk show for the black community A documentary has the potential to fulfill a variety of goals: It can recount a historical moment, highlight a social movement, profile an important figure or tell a story close to the director. Melissa Haizlip has burst onto the scene with […]Read more "True/False first-timer Melissa Haizlip shows storytelling runs in the family with ‘Mr. SOUL!’"
True/False is rarely the final stop for visiting documentaries and their filmmakers. They still have the rest of the festival circuit, a theatrical run and, of course, award season, where the occasional T/F film is lauded by mainstream critics. In fact, some films from last year’s fest raked in serious dough or have a chance at […]Read more "Three True/False 2018 documentaries that struck gold"
This horror movie about art doesn’t seem to understand horror or art One of the most talked-about performances of 2014 came from Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy‘s crime thriller Nightcrawler. When it was announced Gyllenhaal and Gilroy would reunite for this year’s Velvet Buzzsaw, the news drew some initial buzz. But when the producer is Netflix, there’s always cause for […]Read more "‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ doesn’t live up to its own hype"
We’ve made our list and checked it twice. These are the best and the worst upcoming film releases in the remaining weeks of December. Full article here: https://www.voxmagazine.com/arts/movies/what-to-watch-in-theaters-and-on-netflix-this-holiday/article_6195059e-f814-11e8-8af9-138929629a37.htmlRead more "What to watch in theaters and on Netflix this holiday season, part 2"
This giant of art history will appear again on big screens this award season. A local art museum curator helps us understand why we can’t stop watching him. Benedict Cumberbatch. Willem Dafoe. Andy Serkis. Tim Roth. Besides having all appeared in Marvel superhero movies, these actors have also shared one rather specific role. All four, as well as […]Read more "Why Hollywood keeps Vincent van Gogh-ing to the movies"
Better watch out! Two Vox film critics have penned their naughty-or-nice list for November’s theatrical and Netflix releases. For better or worse, holiday films are coming to town. ‘Tis the time of year when movie studios dump their gifts into theaters and streaming services, but there’s no guarantee all of them will delight. Some are […]Read more "What to watch in theaters and on Netflix this holiday season"
To be absolutely transparent, I am a film critic. I’ve been doing movie reviews for six years and have never once considered writing about music — until I heard Young the Giant was releasing a new album this week. I couldn’t pass up the chance to officially document my love for this band. With frontman […]Read more "‘Mirror Master’ has the singles but doesn’t reflect the best of Young the Giant"
Get a good look at these glowing art installations from around the festival Among the many characteristics that define Roots N Blues, the art installations are by far the most photogenic subjects. With varying materials and visual aesthetics along with the added bonus that many of them glow at night, these commissioned creations light up […]Read more "Roots N Blues is all lit up and somewhere to glow"
The animal-characterized satire has returned for its fifth season, offering lessons about culture, friendship and honeydew. My generation loves cartoons; the prevalence of Spongebob, Shrek and Disney memes pretty much proves this. The so-called “adults” of this world constantly dismiss the medium as kids’ stuff, but the ever-increasing genre of adult cartoons — especially on television — has […]Read more "The 4 reasons ‘BoJack Horseman’ is still one of the best shows on Netflix"
Documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed directed her second documentary, Dark Money, which investigates the unethical use of funds in Montana politics. Now, she’s coming to Columbia to show her film — but first, she speaks about her film and its implications for journalists everywhere. The True/False Film Fest isn’t until spring, but that doesn’t mean you […]Read more "Q&A: Documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed explores political corruption in ‘Dark Money’"
A preview of this season’s best (and wackiest) upcoming films Summer is long gone, and so, too, is my free time and my summer bod, but movies never leave us. Autumn is a season for risky blockbusters and award season fare. Here’s a quick preview of the buzz around fall films — ones you and […]Read more "From Lady Gaga to Nicholas Cage: finding films to fill your fall funk"
“In the midst of summer blockbusters, a slow-paced, character-driven indie drama can be a real treat,” said the pretentious movie geek. As much as I truly enjoy explosive action scenes and slapstick comedies, I think that we all need something more down-to-earth occasionally to remind us of the beauty of universal emotions and experiences. Debra […]Read more "Leave No Trace – Flattout Truth Movie Review"
It’s not bad, but it makes audience members realize what makes better Marvel movies great When I reviewed Black Panther in February, I pointed out that the typical Marvel film is a standard Hollywood blockbuster with one or two interesting elements that get people talking for a few weeks, and then, most people forget about the movie. […]Read more "‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ doesn’t have big enough aspirations to care about"
From insane plot turns to the fact that it is even good to begin with, this sequel is surprising in every way WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW. THE WRITTEN REVIEW BELOW WILL DISCUSS THE MOVIE IN FULL. We live in an era of the movie sequel and series. I do not feel that […]Read more "‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ es muy loco"