The Fall of Harvey Weinstein and Abuse of Power in Hollywood

By Thursday, October 12, 2017 Permalink 3

The recent revelations regarding alleged sexual harassment, rape and abuse by Hollywood powerhouse producer, Harvey Weinstein, comes ironically at a time when we are celebrating the increasing influence of women (WONDER WOMAN) and minorities (Ed Skrein yielding to Daniel Kim) in the film industry. Unfortunately, the movie industry is prone to abuses of power because the ...

Our Film Pick: ‘Soy Nero’ is Timely, Important and Carefully Crafted – Review

By Thursday, September 28, 2017 Permalink 1

This weekend the attention we must give to the arrival of a DACA based film Soy Nero is a no-brainer.  This independently produced war-drama, and the English language debut of internationally acclaimed director Rafi Pitts, takes a deep, concentrated look into the twists and the aftermath of the DACA program, an the hell of war, ...

Calum Worthy Breaks Out in ‘Bodied’ – TIFF 2017 Films

By Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Permalink 0

Although the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program is typically associated with genre pictures, particularly horror, one of the most buzzed about titles to premiere in the coveted late night slot this year was director Joseph Khan’s satirical, genre-defying examination of battle rap, Bodied. In Joseph Khan's 'Bodied,' former Disney star, Calum Worthy turns ...

American Assassin: a Generic Overkill Saved by Dylan O’Brien and Shiva Negar

By Saturday, September 23, 2017 Permalink 1

Based on the novel by bestselling author, Vince Flynn American Assassin follows the dangerous mission of a civilian turned CIA killer. Under the supervision and hardcore training of a Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (actor, Michael Keaton), a young CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is put on an assignment to chase leads ...

Molly’s Game: Jessica Chastain Raises the Stakes – TIFF Review

By Thursday, September 14, 2017 Permalink 0

Molly's Game premiered at Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) on September 9, 2017 at the Wintergarden Theatre. After years as one of Hollywood’s most prominent and polarizing screenwriters, Aaron Sorkin has finally taken his first foray into directing with Molly’s Game, a true story based on poker madam Molly Bloom’s rise and fall in the ...