Tag: brielarson

Toronto 2017 Review: UNICORN STORE, A Clever, Oddball Delight

Is there such a thing as the 'woman-girl' film? The female equivalent to the man-boy film (which describes far, far too many films) about someone who allegedly refuses to 'grow up', or be the kind of adult that their families...

Review: FREE FIRE, Bullet-riddled Mayhem From Beginning to End

At about 15 minutes into Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film Free Fire, it becomes pretty clear we're probably not leaving this room anytime soon. But that is totally cool. This bold storytelling gambit works because Wheatley and his collaborators (notably...

Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND, A Lifeless Creature Feature

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts does not believe in subtlety, does not relish the glorious curious reveal of a brand new creature; an iconic symbol of the movies that hundreds of man-hours were spent to animate and bring to life. This is...

Holy Shit! In KONG: SKULL ISLAND, The Ape Is Just The Beginning.

Tonight on ABC's Jimmy KImmel Live, Kong: Skull Island star Tom Hiddleston unveiled the new trailer for the massive monster movie I'm most excited about. There has been a lot of talk about the melding of worlds between Kong and...

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

Toronto 2016 Review: FREE FIRE Brings Guns Blazing Glory From Beginning to End

At about 15 minutes into Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film Free Fire, it becomes pretty clear we're probably not leaving this room anytime soon. But that is totally cool. This bold storytelling gambit works because Wheatley and his collaborators (notably...

KONG: SKULL ISLAND First Trailer: Stomp On This

The first trailer for Kong: Skull Island has stomped online and it does a good job of establishing a foreboding mood that is strikingly different from its predecessors. This is a teaser -- more than likely, future trailers will come...

SPOTLIGHT Is Best Movie Of 2015, According To Dallas-Fort Worth Critics

The Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association has selected Spotlight as the best movie of 2015. Performances by Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), and Rooney Mara (Carol) were named as best in their respective...

Twitch Readers! Go See ROOM For Free

One of the knockout hits on this Fall's festival circuit has been Lenny Abrahamson's Brie Larson-starring Room. With a seemingly bleak premise, the film succeeds wildly at capturing an incredible perspective and doing it in an emotional and uplifting way....

Review: ROOM, A Woman, Her Son, And So Much More

At their best, films can literally change our perspective. We can be put into the position, visually and psychologically, of the characters on screen. With montage we see through their eyes, with dialogue we get into their souls. It's...

New ROOM Trailer: Brie Larson And Child In A New World

Already earning raves after its debut at the Telluride Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson's Room will soon play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in New York and Los Angeles on October 16. Brie Larson stars as a young woman...

Toronto 2015 Review: ROOM, A Character Study Wrapped In A Thriller

At their best, films can literally change our perspective. We can be put into the position, visually and psychologically, of the characters on screen. With montage we see through their eyes, with dialogue we get into their souls. It's...

Review: THE GAMBLER, Addiction? What Addiction?

Mark Wahlberg cries in the very first moment of The Gambler, immediately distinguishing his character from the one played by James Caan in the 1974 original. (His name is different too. ) Jim Bennett says goodbye to his dying grandfather...

Review: DON JON Bulks Up the Body and Career of Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Warning: the words "cock," "cum," and "masturbation" are used in this review. With that out of the way, let's get filthy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is constantly on the move, making new projects with his online art collaboration company, HitRECord.org, and working...

Hey, NYC Or LA! You Could Win A SHORT TERM 12 Prize Pack

I can't speak for the rest of my Twitch family, but I for one am a big fan of Destin Daniel Cretton's second feature Short Term 12. Over the year it has raked up a plethora of awards, both audience...

Indie Beat: 5 Most Intriguing Indies In August

Okay folks, let's get to it. Here are five independent features opening theatrically this August in the U.S. that just may be worth your attention and dollars. Two of the films I have seen, and the other three I am...

Sundance 2013 Review: DON JON'S ADDICTION Bulks Up the Body and Career of Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Warning: the words "cock," "cum," and "masturbation" are used in this review. With that out of the way, let's get filthy.Joseph Gordon-Levitt is constantly on the move, making new projects with his online art collaboration company, HitRECord.org, and working...