Review: Antebellum

Directors: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz Stars: Janelle Monáe, Gabourey Sidibe, Kiersey Clemons At the beginning of 2020, Antebellum was poised for a spring release, but then the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, shuttering theatres here, there and everywhere. The business went into hibernation, in a sense, but VOD releases - particularly of indies and foreign … Continue reading Review: Antebellum

Review: Stardust

Director: Gabriel Range Stars: Johnny Flynn, Jena Malone, Marc Maron Here's a list of things you probably need in order to pull-off a successful music biopic. 1) Since the critic-proof success of Bohemian Rhapsody, one thing you don't need, apparently, is to try. But you should try. Those box office numbers have meant that an often creatively-bankrupt movie subgenre … Continue reading Review: Stardust

Review: The Neon Demon

It's becoming increasingly clear that Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 crossover hit Drive is something of an outlier in his body of work; an unexpectedly accessible stepchild that's drawn welcome attention, but who doesn't exactly represent the general personality of the rest of the clan. Certainly Refn has done little to coddle the wider audience Drive afforded him. … Continue reading Review: The Neon Demon

Why I Love… #51: Donnie Darko

Year: 2001 Director: Richard Kelly Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko), Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross), Mary McDonnell (Rose Darko), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Elizabeth Darko), Patrick Swayze (Jim Cunningham), Drew Barrymore (Karen Pomeroy), Noah Wyle (Prof. Monnitoff), Holmes Osborne (Eddie Darko), Beth Grant (Kitty Farmer), Katharine Ross (Dr. Lilian Thurman) Genre: Drama / Science Fiction I'm going to … Continue reading Why I Love… #51: Donnie Darko