GET OUT (2017)

Crowd Pleasing Social Thriller and a Marvelously Audacious Directorial Debut from Jordan Peele: Meet the Parents meets Stepford Wives meets Rosemary’s Baby with a hint of Being John Malkovich Get Out is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele of Key and Peele, one half of Comedy Central’s beloved skit show, and I was more than excited…

Train to Busan (2016)

South Korea’s 28 Days Later does not disappoint. The film is about a divorced and absentee father who upon request has to take his little daughter back to Busan where her mother resides; he is a fund manager for a large corporation. On the train to Busan, there are talks of riots all over the country…

Top 42 Films of 2016

Moonlight: This was easily the best movie of the year, stylistically flawless and beautiful storytelling as we see our main character at three different stages of his life. The acting is amazing across the board, especially Naomie Harris as the mother and Mahershalla Ali as the lovable drug dealer, Juan, who becomes a major influence…

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Nocturnal Animals is directed by Tom Ford and this is his second feature film after 2009’s A Single Man starring Colin Firth which I never got around to checking out. After seeing this film, I can confidently say that Ford has made a unique, riveting and beautifully told movie for the ages. Amy Adams plays…

TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2016

1. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition 2. Angel Olsen – My Woman 3. David Bowie – Blackstar 4. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service 5. Anderson .Paak – Malibu 6. Frank Ocean – Blonde 7. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool 8. Mitski – Puberty 2 9….

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Ken Loach’s latest film which won him his second Palme d’Or is a troubling and devastating look at the current state of poverty in England. The film opens with the titular character, a 59 year old carpenter from Newcastle with a heart condition, being questioned by a “qualified” health  professional to see if he qualifies for…

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (2016)

This is an exciting and truly original film from actor and director Matt Ross who most will know from Silicon Valley, HBO comedy series, as Gavin Belson; he also wrote the film. Captain Fantastic is about a non-conformist family who live off the grid in the woods and the six children led by their father…

Caché (2005)

Caché is a film about an upper-class Parisian family whose lives change dramatically when they start receiving a series of mysterious tapes at their front door. The recipients of these tapes are Georges and Anne, a married couple, but these tapes are targeted specifically towards Georges who is a famous TV personality and has a…

In the Mood for Love (2000)

“It is a restless moment. She has kept her head lowered… to give him a chance to come closer. But he could not, for lack of courage. She turns and walks away.” In the Mood for Love is a Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai and it stars Maggie Cheung (Mrs. Chan) and Tony…

GREEN ROOM, THE WITCH, ZOOTOPIA (2016)

GREEN ROOM Green Room is about a punk-rock band who in desperation for gigs end up booking a last minute show at a neo-nazi compound in the backwoods of Oregon. This movie is the Bone Tomahawk of this year in its intensity and brutality and it is executed to perfection. Jeremy Saulnier directed one of…

HOOP DREAMS (1994)

Hoop Dreams follows the lives of two inner-city Chicago kids, Arthur Green and William Gates, from the start of their high school career to their first year of college as they pursue their dream of making it in the NBA. I’ve known about this movie for a while because of Roger Ebert’s high praise by naming…

COP CAR (2015)

  Cop Car is a small film directed by Jon Watts who I have never heard of before, but he is apparently directing the new Spider-man movie. The story is about two lively troublesome 10 year old kids who run away pretty far from home. On their little adventure in the middle of nowhere, they come across…