So Good You Could Eat It…

The Neon Demon (2016) D: Nicolas Winding Refn. DP: Natasha Braier. W: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, and Polly Stenham. Starring: Elle Fanning/Jena Malone/Abbey Lee/Bella Heathcote/Keanu Reeves/Karl Glusman/Alessandro Nivola/Christina Hendricks/Desmond Harrington. All aglow with glitter and gold arrives The Neon Demon. This is the newest feature from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn whose recent films…

A New Golden Duo

The Nice Guys (2016). D: Shane Black. DP: Phillippe Rousselot. W: Shane Black & Anthony Bagarozzi. Starring: Ryan Gosling/Russell Crowe/Angourie Rice/Margaret Qualley/Yaya DaCosta/Keith David/Matt Bomer/Lois Smith/Jack Kilmer/Kim Basinger. This summer a new duo has joined the streets in an original story by action genre wiz kid and Lethal Weapon creator Shane Black. Also a co-writer…

She’s Got the Look

The second international trailer has been released for the upcoming film The Neon Demon, which releases July 8. Written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn who helmed the brilliant Drive, the film’s starlet is Elle Fanning who plays an up and coming model. The trailer is dynamite, cannot wait for this one! The Neon Demon

The Twinkling of Tinseltown

Knight of Cups (2016). D/W: Terrence Malick. DP: Emmanuel Lubezki. Starring: Christian Bale/Cate Blanchett/Natalie Portman/Wes Bentley/Teresa Palmer/Freida Pinto/Brian Dennehy/Imogen Poots/Cherry Jones. I imagine filmmaker Terrence Malick as that charming yet introverted kid in the playground. So immersed in his imaginative world he mostly plays on his own. Every now and then letting another kid break…

This Is a Game and It’s Ruthless

Straight Outta Compton (2015). D: F. Gary Gray. DP: Matthew Libatique. W: Jonathan Herman & Andrea Berloff. Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr./Corey Hawkins/Jason Mitchell/Neil Brown Jr./Aldis Hodge/R. Marcus Taylor/Paul Giamatti/Tate Ellington. Already the highest grossing R rated opening for the month of August in the US, Straight Outta Compton has put the biopic back on the…

Blood, Guts & Insomnia

Nightcrawler (2014). D/W: Dan Gilroy. DP: Robert Elswit. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Kevin Rahm, Ann Cusack. Some people mark fall by when the leaves in their city change or when Starbucks injects everything with pumpkin or the air gets a bit crispier. Really, for me, fall begins when the movies…