Sicario 2: Day of Soldado – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIMChzE_aCo Sam: Mixed feelings from me on this one. Soldado is the sequel to Sicario (2015), a violent, unfettered foray into the war against drugs that happens to be one of my favorite thrillers of recent memory. But it never struck me as likely to receive a sequel. Soldado…
In this episode of The Reel Pulpit, Graham Piro and Eman Rahman are joined by Sam Charaf to discuss Annihilation, a science fiction movie of an old variety. The film is directed by Alex Garland, and is loosely based on a novel of the same name by James VanderMeer.
Loveless (Nelyubov in its native Russian), winner of the Jury prize at Cannes and a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday’s Academy Awards, is a portrait of a family torn apart. In a drab, nondescript Moscow outskirt, a gruff, full-bodied Boris (Alexey Rozin) and stone-faced Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) are in the process of…
Best Picture by Dajour Evans Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has had a successful awards season so far. From snagging the Golden Globe for Best Drama to receiving Best Film at the BAFTAs, this film is an unstoppable force. And it’s not difficult to see why: The movie boasts stunning performances, complicated characters, and a fearless script….
Dunst’s performance as a grief-stricken marijuana dealer is the highlight of half-baked drama, WoodshockBy: Sam Charaf
Film festival season is in high gear, and this year all bets are on A24. In the past several years, the production company has been touted for its provocative, thought-provoking films including the 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture Winner, Moonlight. Now, competing at the Venice Film Festival, is A24’s latest flick: Woodshock. The title refers…