Thursday, May 25, 2017

Like 'Thunderheart'? Watch This 'Wind River' Trailer



Do you like Thunderheart? If the answer is yes (which is the correct answer, by the way), you may want to check out the trailer for Taylor Sheridan’s new feature, Wind River.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

'Baywatch' (2017) Movie Review



Baywatch can’t decide what movie it wants to be. Is it a foul-mouthed, satiric send up of the long-running cheeseball T&A fest (the easy comparison is 21 Jump Street)? Or is it an earnest action drama about a ragtag group of lifeguards becoming a family and saving their beach? The attempt to be both ultimately drags director Seth Gordon’s (Identity Thief) film down to drown in the watery depths.

SIFF 2017: 'Bad Day For The Cut' (2017) Capsule Review




Never mess with a man’s mother. That’s cinematic villainy 101. It doesn’t matter how old the guy is, and in the case of Chris Baugh’s debut feature, Bad Day for the Cut, that’s certainly the case, because this old dude will mess you up but good.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SIFF 2017: 'Lake Bodom' (2016) Movie Review



I’ll give it to Finnish director Taneli Mustonen and the crew behind the new slasher, Lake Bodom, they go for it with gusto. Playing with horror tropes from a variety of subgenres, and even sub-subgenres, individual pieces are fantastic. Taken together, however, the whole is disjointed and watches almost like multiple shorts stitched together with little care for continuity or reason.

Monday, May 22, 2017

SIFF 2017: 'Wulu' (2016) Movie Review



In Mali in 2007, drug trafficking was a growth industry. It got so bad it ultimately contributed to governmental collapse and a military coup d’etat a few years later. This is the world of Daouda Coulibaly’s debut feature, Wulu, a rags-to-riches crime saga like you won't see anywhere else.

Friday, May 19, 2017

SIFF 2017: 'Bad Black (2016) Movie Review



If you’re not familiar with Wakaliwood, Bad Black is your loud, raucous wakeup call. You need to be watching the insane action movies coming out of Wakaliga, a slum in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. This shit’ll blow your mind.

SIFF 2017: 'Entanglement' (2017) Movie Review



Ben (Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch) is depressed. In fact, Jason James’ dark comedy Entanglement begins with montage of failed suicide attempts. Fortunately, Ben’s too inept to die—he tries to gas himself with an exhaust pipe, but a kid steals his car; he takes a bath with a toaster, but forgets to plug it in; when he succeeds in slitting his wrists, he gets up to answer the front door.