Saturday, January 30, 2016

TU DORS NICOLE (2014)



Directed By: Stephane LaFleur 
Written By: Stephane LaFleur & Valerie Beaugrand-Champagne 
Cinematography By: Sara Mishara 
Editor: Sophie LeBlond 


Cast: Julianne Cote, Catherine St-Laurent, Marc-Andre Grondin, Pierre-Luc LaFontaine

THE YOUNG KIESLOWSKI (2015)



Written & Directed By: Kerem Sanga 
Cinematography By: Ricardo Diaz 
Editor: Ryan Brown 


Cast: Ryan Malgarini, Hayley Lu Richardson, Melora Waters, Joshua Malina, James LeGros, Jessica Lu, Osric Chau

GENTELMEN BRONCOS (2009)


Directed By: Jared Hess 
Written By: Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess 
Cinematography By: Munn Powell 
Editor: Yuka Ruell 

Cast: Michael Angarano , Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Coolidge, Josh Pais, Mike White, Halley Feiffer, Hector Jiminez, Clive Revill, John Pleshette

Saturday, January 23, 2016

MISTRESS AMERICA (2015)



Directed By: Noah Baumbach 
Written By: Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig 
Cinematography By: Sam Levy 
Editor: Jennifer Lame 


Cast: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Matthew Shear, Cindy Cheung, Michael Chernus, Heather Lind, Dean Wareham, Jasmine Chephas Jones, Kathryn Erbe,

FAULTS (2015)



Written & Directed By: Riley Stearns 
Cinematography By: Michael Ragen 
Editor: Sarah Beth Shapiro 


Cast: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries, Lance Reddick, Beth Grant, Leonard Earl Howze

ENTERTAINMENT (2015)



Directed By: Rick Alverson 
Written By: Rick Alverson, Tim Heidecker & Gregg Turkington 
Cinematography By: Lorenzo Hagerman 
Editor: Rick Alverson & Michael Taylor 


Cast: Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Amy Seimetz, Michael Cera, Timn Heidecker, Dean Stockwell, Tonantzin Carmello

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ODDS & ENDS: FAVORITES OF 2015


*Vincent Karthesier From CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN SUBURBIA


The Following lists are not my top movies of the year, that is coming but a lead up, of some movie lists and awards. (Part 1 of 3)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

ROOM (2015)



Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson 
Written By: Emma Donoghue; Based on her Novel 
Cinematography By: Danny Cohen 
Editor: Nathan Nugent 


Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Tom McCamus, Sean Bridgers, William H. Macy, Wendy Crewson, Rory O’Shea

Saturday, January 16, 2016

DEGRASSI: THE NEW CLASS


Degrassi, My Old Friend

BARELY LETHAL (2015)


Directed By: Kyle Newman 
Written By: John D’Arco 
Cinematography By: Peter Collister 
Editor: Stephanie Corsalini Ligorner 


Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Dove Cameron, Rachael Harris, Finesse Mitchell, Thomas Mann, Rob Huebel, Dan Fogler, Steve-O

47 RONIN (2013)



Directed By: Carl Rinsch 
Written By: Chris Morgan & Hossein Amini 
Screen Story By: Chris Morgan & Walter Hamada 
Cinematography By: John Mathieson 
Editor: Stuart Baird 


Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Min Tanaka, Tabanobu Asano, Jin Akanishi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Rinko Kikuchi, Natsuki Kunimoto

DER SAMURAI (THE SAMURAI) (2014)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Till Kleinert 
Cinematography By: Martin Hanslmayr 


Cast: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss, Kaja Blachnik, Ulrike Bleifert, Christopher Kane, Yvonne Yung Hee

Thursday, January 14, 2016

JOY (2015)



Directed By: David O. Russell 
Written By: David O. Russell & Annie Mumolo 
Cinematography By: Linus Sandgren 
Editor: Jay Cassidy, Sam Cross, Christopher Tellefsen & Alan Baumgarten 


Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Robert DeNiro, Virigina Madsen, Elizabeth Rohm, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rosellini, Dascha Polanco, Susan Lucci, Donna Mills, Melissa Rivers, Drena DeNiro *Please note that some trivia and facts have been republished from imdb among other sources In this review*

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2016: Odds & Ends



The following is just an opinion. As I am not a member of the academy, nor in any voting capacity. This is based off of the movies i have seen this year. Now I haven’t seen all the nominated movies. So part of this is based on buzz also.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

DON VERDEAN (2015)




Directed By: Jared Hess 
Written By: Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess 
 Cinematography By: Mattias Troelstrup 
Editor: Tanner Christensen 


Cast: Sam Rockwell, Jemaine Clement, Amy Ryan, Will Forte, Danny McBride, Leslie Bibb, Steve Park

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT (2011)



Directed By: Alex De La Iglesia 
Written By: Randy Feldman 
Cinematography By: Kiko De La Rica 
Editor: Pablo Blanco 


Cast: Jose Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanca Portillo, Carolina Bang, Santiago Segura, Nacho Vigalando

ABANDON (2002)



Written & Directed By: Stephen Gaghan 
Cinematography By: Matthew Labitque 
Editor: Mark Warner 

Cast: Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Zooey Deschanel, Charlie Hunnam, Fred Ward, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Feuerstein, Philip Bosco, Gabrielle Union, Tony Goldwyn, Will McCormack

Thursday, January 7, 2016

ANOMALISA (2015)



Directed By: Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman 
Written By: Charlie Kaufman 
Based On Charlie Kaufman’s Radio Play Under the name: Francis Fragoli 
Cinematography By: Joe Passerelli 
Editor: Garret Elkins 


Cast: (Voices of) David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

 *Please note that some trivia and facts have been republished from imdb among other sources In this review*

THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS (2012)



Directed By: Barry Battles 
Written By: Barry Battles & Griffin Hood 
Cinematography By: David MacFarland 
Editor: Sean Valla 


Cast: Clayne Crawford, Travis Fimmel, Daniel Cudmore, Eva Longoria, Billy Bob Thornton, Andre Braugher, Michael Rapaport, Zoe Bell, Agnes Bruckner, Natalie Martinez, Brea Grant, Paul Wesley, Julio Oscar Mechoso

THE GALLOWS (2015)



Written & Directed By: Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing 
Cinematography By: Edd Lukas 
Editor: Chris Lofing 


Cast: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford