Breathe Easy (2016, Indie Film)

Normally, this is the space where I’d list cast, directors, and writers. But this is a different kind of indie film. Paul Mackie gathered ten wonderful writers around and decided to make a different kind of film. The film is “Breathe Easy,” and was shot with twenty directors, across ten countries.  Jeff Fiorentino did the awesome music…

A Monster Calls (2016)

Every now and then, a film will hit you in just the right way.  The best ones can touch long buried emotions. A Monster Calls is one of those films. Warning: There are minor SPOILERS in this review. While the trailers give you an inkling of what happens in the film, I do my best…

Assassin’s Creed (2016): A Negative View

Video game adaptations have a troubled history to say the least. The worst of them are considered some of the worst films ever made. The best are, at best, guilty pleasures that few openly admit to liking. Assassin’s Creed is the latest film hoping to break video game adaptations’ horrible track record. With an impressive…

Assassins Creed

The basic plot for the film follows Callum Lynch played by Michael Fassbender his character is on death role and supposedly dies until he wakes up in the Abstergo Industries. Callum learns they want to use him for Animus project so they can find out we’re the apple of Eden is hidden.Callum character is in shock when…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Rogue One is the first standalone spin off of the Star Wars franchise and a lot is riding on its success. Can a Star Wars with original characters stand on its own? For the most part, it is a success. It pays tribute to the Star Wars saga while also adding a cool, grimy layer. At its…

Abattoir (2016)

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman   Writer: Christopher Monfette (screenplay) Music: Mark Sayfritz  Cinematography: Michael Fimognari  Production Designer: Jennifer Spence Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Dayton Callie, Lin Shay, Michael Pare, John McConnell “Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned, rather than housed by them”   Henry David Thoreau.   This movie is…

La La Land (2016)

La La Land is about love. Get used to that word, you are going to hear it often in this review. This is not only a film about the idealized romantic love we have for that certain someone who makes our heart ache, but also the love we have for that seemingly unattainable dream. La…

Miss Sloane (2016)

Okay so for this film I seriously have to say I was really impressed with how this film came out to be. I was really worried at first about this film because the trailer made it seem like its one woman against the whole government but when I went to see the film it seemed…

Independent Film: “The Chair” 2016

This review is dedicated to the memory of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. “Slayeth the evil that lives inside you. Where they are walking, the devil walks, too.” Cast and Crew: Roddy Piper:  Murphy Bill Oberst, Jr:  The Warden Kyle Hester:  Bowen Timothy Muskatell:  Richard Sullivan Naomi Grossman:  Mother Noah Hathaway:  Alverz Zack Galligan:  Riley Directed by:…

Man Down (2016)

I literally have to confess when I first heard about this film I was skeptical about it because of the very short synopsis that it gave to people wanting to know about the movie. Even the trailers seemed to be not great at translating what the movie truly was which made me even more skeptical…

Allied

Allied is a strange film. Part spy thriller and part romantic drama, it never quite reaches the peaks it is reaching for. There are solid but inconsistent performances from the two leads and it does a great job of unraveling its mystery through (My favorite) visual storytelling. However, the film could have been much more…

Independent Film: “Eyes of the Roshi” (2016)

There are so many people who don’t “get” or understand why indie films are important. I tell everyone: it’s the life blood of the film industry. With an indie film, one isn’t hampered by people telling you how they think your story should go. If we didn’t have indie film, we wouldn’t have George Romero,…