GOOD TIME (2017)

Best Thing To Come Out of Queens since Illmatic; Pulse-pounding Entertainment Scorsese’s After Hours meets Pacino’s Dog Day Afternoon on Acid Good Time is directed by the Safdie brothers; they had previously made Daddy Long Legs and Heaven Knows What both of which I had not seen, nonetheless I was super excited for this film….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

THE NICE GUYS (2016)

The Nice Guys was one of my most anticipated movies of this year and I finally got to see it yesterday. I knew what I was getting into before I saw it because director Shane Black sort of made a similar black comedy crime movie in 2005 with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which revamped what was Robert Downey Jr.’s shaky…

ANT-MAN (2015)

Ant-Man is the latest addition to the ever expanding marvel cinematic universe and one that was not on most people’s radar. The other marvel movie that came out this year was Avengers: Age of Ultron and I was not impressed by the sequel as I have become desensitized to the endless amount of action and world destruction that are expected from…

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (2015)

While We’re Young is directed by Noah Baumbach and stars Ben Stiller (Josh) and Naomi Watts (Cornelia) as a married couple in their mid 40s. Josh is a documentarist who is struggling to finish up a film he has been working on for nearly a decade. We see him giving a lecture on documentaries at some college…

SPECTRE (2015)

Spectre is the fourth James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and the second film directed by Sam Mendes who also directed Skyfall; Daniel Craig is probably my favorite actor to ever portray Bond on the big screen. Casino Royale is in my opinion the best Bond movie ever made and it was a great introduction to Daniel Craig as the new…