MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Official Synopsis: “Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds … Read More New Trailer: Mary Queen Of Scots – Official Trailer #1
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THE ROVER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 23, 2014 Post-apocalypse has become so many things in cinema. Whether it is zombies or the fallout of some catastrophe, Hollywood seems obsessed with the idea. Flooding the theaters with these films, it becomes rare for any of these them to stand out. What becomes key is subtlety. Parring down, focusing on the characters rather than the changing world … Read More Quick Review: The Rover (2014)
BREATHE IN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 11, 2014 With 2011’s “Like Crazy”, two things happened: Drake Doremus became one of my favorite directors and I developed a huge crush on actress Felicity Jones. A few years later, we are once again graced with their presence together in the independent drama entitled “Breathe In”, an emotionally complex study of a family that faces its breaking point … Read More Quick Review: Breathe In (2014)
IRON MAN 3 BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMAY 2, 2013 Shane Black re-teams with Robert Downey Jr. to deliver not only an exceptional stand-alone action film with comedic and emotionally charged themes but produces another gold brick in the foundation of the Marvel universe. All returning characters are at the top of their game, with no wasted reintroductions or unnecessary plot devices, including the best showing … Read More Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)
LAWLESS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 8, 2012 “Lawless” is the perfect Prohibition-era film, with everything it takes to make a phenomenal period piece. Set in the backwoods of Virginia, the set pieces are of the time, immersing the audience without ever drawing them out. The gangster get-ups are subtle yet practical, the vehicles spring to life in a way unmatched by any period piece I … Read More Movie Review: Lawless (2012)
LAWLESS / Yes, yes, yes! The first Lawless trailer hit the web today and I couldn’t be more excited. Director of The Proposition and The Road, John Hillcoat, returns to the big screen with his prohibition period piece about a group of brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy) delving in the bootleg business when their way of life is threatened by a deputy (Guy Pearce) … Read More New Trailer: Lawless
With all the correct pieces set in place, The Proposition carries on the legacy of the genre successfully and breathes life back into the fading Westerns. The Proposition shatters most expectations, leaving absolutely every aspect of the film respectfully transparent. This is the West and it feels authentic.