REVIEW: I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (2020)

“It’s tragic how few people possess their souls before they die… ‘Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.’ That’s an Oscar Wilde quote.” The elements of ambiguity within films are no stranger to director Charlie Kaufman. The fluid intricacies of the quirky romance…

REVIEW: CENTIGRADE (2020)

“Hello?! Hello?! Hello?!” We’ve seen those shows like Survivor, or even movies like Cast Away, only to think, “what would I do if I were in those survival situations?” It’s an eerie thought to have, but one you can’t help but ponder as you sit on your couch eating pizza while Bear Grylls drinks his…

REVIEW: TESLA (2020)

“Nothing grows in the shadow of an oak tree.” Electricity, computers, and cell phones, they’re all things we can’t imagine our lives without. We’re maybe even a bit too dependable. And in the process of cradling our devices to our chest, we forget those people who were at the center of this fight to give…

REVIEW: SPUTNIK (2020)

“Go back to Moscow while you still can.” In 1979, Ridley Scott’s, Alien, hit the big screen and frightened audiences around the globe. It focused on what so many other films have done since — the mysterious abyss of our unknown universe. Besides Sigourney Weaver being one of the first to break the glass ceiling…

REVIEW: SUMMERLAND (2020)

“People like to have something to believe in. That’s what everyone wants.” There are those mystical places that we often hear about. The Lost City of Atlantis, Neverland, or even Heaven, to name a few. There’s a need for us to cling to these worlds, whether its to believe in magic, or to have some…

REVIEW: THE RENTAL (2020)

“Charlie! Tell me that’s not a camera.” If you type “Airbnb Hidden Cameras,” into your search engine, you’ll find a plethora of headlines that say, “How to Check If Your Airbnb Has Cameras,” or “A Family Vacationing Finds Hidden Camera in Airbnb.” Sure, the occurrences may be few and far between, but I would personally…

REVIEW: THE PAINTED BIRD (2020)

“You’re useless!” There’s a scene in The Office U.S. when Gabe tries to make a simple office Halloween party into something truly scary. Gabe, who has been experimenting with making his own “horror” films, gets the idea to expose his fellow employees to the frightening images of his creativity. The amateur film is nothing but…

REVIEW: GREYHOUND (2020)

“Greyhound, good luck surviving the night.” I’m sure, like so many of you, we are all missing the feeling of sitting in the movie theater as the surround sound rocks you to your core. But as we ponder our lost love of stuffing our bellies with popcorn, as epic scenes flash upon the screen, if…

REVIEW: THE TRUTH (2020)

“I prefer to have been a bad mother, a bad friend, and a good actress. You may not forgive me, but the public does.” For years, films have taken a look at the complex relationship between mothers and daughters. The strained relationships like August: Osage County (2013). The manipulative relationships like the one in Mildred…

REVIEW: 7500 (2020)

“Please, report your emergency.” “We have a 7500.” Some may describe traveling in an airplane as flying in a tin can. And while my joy for flying abruptly left halfway into my first flight, I can’t say I’ve had a “fear” of flying. But whether you’re deathly afraid, or not afraid at all, being on…