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September 2017

Christopher B. Stokes’ new feature ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ co-stars Taye Diggs, Stephen Bishop and Annie Ilonzeh. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

One month before Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues the story of the Skywalker saga, the canon of the Star Wars universe will expand with a new story that fills in the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Star Wars Battlefront II will include a new …

I recently got a chance to see the classic Disney animated film “The Lion King” on the big screen and I did have a visceral reaction to one sequence in particular: the bit where Timon and Pumbaa educate Simba in the culinary delight that are bugs. This scene — the slurping of worms, the chomping on slugs, the slimy (yet satisfying) mouthfuls of insect wings— is quite revolting. So, imagine a live-action, special-effect-less, non-fiction human version of that bug-eating sequence, only instead of lasting for three minutes it lasts for approximately seventy. Continue reading ‘Bugs’ Is An Unconvincing Exercise in Revulsion [Review] at The Playlist.

Earlier this month, Liam Neeson indicated that his streak of action movies might be coming to an end. During an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, the star of Taken, Unknown and The Grey said, “They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff. I’m like: ‘Guy’s …

The streets of a futuristic Los Angeles are cluttered, not only with debris, but also with living, lonely human bodies. This is the backdrop of Ridley Scott‘s seminal science-fiction/ future noir 1982 film “Blade Runner.” Constantly fluctuating between gaunt solitude and the realization of self-purpose, Scott’s film adequately and artfully articulates by way of screen and theme the feeling of loneliness. READ MORE: ‘Blade Runner 2049’: An Enthralling, Thrilling Mystery & Philosophical Provocation [Review] In a video essay by Matt Draper, loneliness in the context of “Blade Runner” is derived by way of score, genre, and thematic elements. Continue reading Loneliness Explored in ‘Blade Runner’ at The Playlist.

Patrick Brice’s funny, unnerving Creep, starring Mark Duplass in a tour de force of weirdness, found clever ways to breathe new life into the “found footage” genre. Now Brice is trying to recreate the very uncomfortable magic again with Creep 2, a sequel that will attempt to go to even greater lengths to …

Disney and Pixar’s Cars films raise many questions: Where did all the humans go? What brought all those cars to life? Why do they keep making these movies? There are plenty of theories for some of these queries, but there’s one question that’s has long gone unanswered: why are there no …

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little …