The Rules of the Game Change in John Leguizamo’s ‘Critical Thinking’ – Review

One will probably never see chess reach nail-biting velocity outside of Critical Thinking. Even if they do, it will be without the authenticity that John Leguizamo pumps into this directorial debut. The Colombian born and New York raised actor is well known for being in front of the camera in esteemed work such as When … Continue reading The Rules of the Game Change in John Leguizamo’s ‘Critical Thinking’ – Review

Jayro Bustamante’s ‘La Llorona’ is Quintessential Latinx Horror – Review

Guatemalan director and writer Jayro Bustamante has just delivered one of the most unique horror films of not only the decade, but of the 21st century so far. The tale of La Llorona is the most famous Latin urban legend on earth. By now, the female phantom who cries out for her drowned children needs … Continue reading Jayro Bustamante’s ‘La Llorona’ is Quintessential Latinx Horror – Review

Sundance 2020: Mateo and Moisés Arias Put the American Dream to Test in ‘Blast Beat’ – Review

Colombian director and producer Esteban Arango plows through borders with his feature debut, Blast Beat. Named after a drumbeat style heavily associated with metal music and its derivatives, Blast Beat explores the trials and tribulations of the American dream through a Colombian family. Forced to leave Colombia due to political turmoil in 1999, tension rises between … Continue reading Sundance 2020: Mateo and Moisés Arias Put the American Dream to Test in ‘Blast Beat’ – Review

Sundance 2020: The Horrors of Being a Refugee Rise in ‘His House’ – Review

Director/screenwriter Remi Weekes gives Netflix a sure to be modern classic with His House. This being Weekes' first feature cements his name as one to look out for in the coming years. His House follows a married couple from South Sudan in desperate search of a better life in London. The two catch a glimmering break when … Continue reading Sundance 2020: The Horrors of Being a Refugee Rise in ‘His House’ – Review

Sundance 2020: ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ is the Beautiful and Worthy Reflection of Latinx Icon Walter Mercado We Need – Review

Walter Mercado needs no introduction to a Latinx audience. The Puerto Rican Astrologer first took Latin America by storm with his televised horoscopes in the 70s. If Mercado was decked out in capes reading horoscopes on TV, people would have no choice but to sit quietly and wait for their sign to be read. "¡Libra... … Continue reading Sundance 2020: ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ is the Beautiful and Worthy Reflection of Latinx Icon Walter Mercado We Need – Review

Sundance 2020: The Coming-of-Age Story Breaks New Ground in ‘Cuties’ – Review

Out of all the films Netflix is premiering at Sundance this year, Cuties is among the more valiant. The French production is unconventional in comparison to the Hollywood standard. Cuties follows the maturing exploitations of Amy, a daughter of Senegalese immigrants newly moved into the low-class suburbs of France. Maïmouna Doucouré makes this her feature directorial … Continue reading Sundance 2020: The Coming-of-Age Story Breaks New Ground in ‘Cuties’ – Review

Press Conference: 5 Biggest Things to Know Before ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

We were lucky enough to attend the official press conference for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this week; the last time there will ever be such an event for a chapter in the iconic Skywalker Saga! It was a very bittersweet experience knowing that despite everything, this is literally the end of a legacy over … Continue reading Press Conference: 5 Biggest Things to Know Before ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

James Mangold Finds Humanity Through the Grease and Gears in ‘Ford v Ferrari’ – Review

Ford v Ferrari comes in a complex time for the film industry. 20th Century Fox had big plans for the adult drama long before Disney's acquisition of the studio. Focused on the real events of the 1996 24-hour endurance race of Le Mans, Ford v Ferrari was a perfect tale for a tentpole release in the … Continue reading James Mangold Finds Humanity Through the Grease and Gears in ‘Ford v Ferrari’ – Review

‘Doctor Sleep’ Brings Fresh Chills and Thrills – Review

When The Shining was released in theaters in 1980, Stanley Kubrick had already helmed a dozen films - The Shining being one of his last - and had become one of the most accomplished directors of his time. Despite this, the film didn't immediately receive critical acclaim upon release. As decades went by, The Shining … Continue reading ‘Doctor Sleep’ Brings Fresh Chills and Thrills – Review