Review: Booksmart

Director: Olivia Wilde Stars: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Billie Lourd Molly (Beanie Feldstein) is class president and has spent the entirety of her high school life devoted to academia. At the expense of popularity and at the expense of life experience. She has a bestie, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), who has walked much the same path. … Continue reading Review: Booksmart

Review: Detroit

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Stars: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith Following a vibrant if tonally skewed animated opening that cliff notes African-American history leading up to our story, Bigelow thrusts us into the first day of the 1967 race riots in Detroit, mimicking the role of documentary filmmaker, painstakingly setting the scene for the violence … Continue reading Review: Detroit

Review: Short Term 12

As 2014 gets underway and the year's big hitters for awards season start rolling out the doors, there's still some mopping up of 2013 to be done. Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, first appeared on UK shores late last year in a sadly limited run. I was unable to catch it at … Continue reading Review: Short Term 12