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"