Zombieland: Double Tap Reminds Us Why its Predecessor is So Great

Director: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, and Zoey Deutch Cinematographer: Chung Chung-hoon Whenever a film does well in terms of both critical reception and box office, studios consider that an all-around win. At times, it can even lead […]

Greener Grass – Review: A Hysterical Take on Disturbia

Directors: Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe Starring: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe, Beck Bennett, and Neil Casey Cinematographer: Lowell A. Meyer Imagine a world of endless pleasantries, where everyone is aggressively nice, and the weird and unexplained are the norms. In Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s feature directorial debut, […]

The Lighthouse – Review

Director: Robert Eggers Starring: Robert Pattinson & Willem Dafoe Cinematographer: Jarin Blaschke On a remote New England island, two lighthouse keepers struggle with their descent to madness as they battle against each other’s presence. Robert Eggers, director of The VVitch, returns with this psychological horror that, at times, […]

SDiFF Opening Night Film Review: JoJo Rabbit

The 2019 San Diego International Film Festival opened its week-long celebration with writer/director Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. If you’re like me and wondered how many times a film can get away with characters saying “Heil Hitler,” the answer is too many. But that shouldn’t stop excited viewers from […]

Carnival Row Pilot Review: Some Dark God Wakes

*Mild spoilers* Carnival Row begins with a bang. Reminiscent of Black Panther, brilliantly rendered stone-like figures stand in relief to illustrate a history told by text. These figures showcase the aspirations of creators RenĂ© Echevarria and Travis Beacham, the Amazon imprint and a host of directors (Thor Freudenthal, […]

The Red Wedding: Insights from a Dejected Game of Thrones Newbie

(WARNING: the following article contains heavy spoilers from Game of Thrones S1-S3) Game of Thrones (2011-2019) is a television series that needs no introduction. It’s the medieval fantasy epic that has captivated audiences all over the world for its violent battles, plot twists and royal politics throughout its […]

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