What could have been a smart, witty and timely exploration of middle-class desire and consumerism, ideas of utopia, environmentalism and our impact on the earth, turned out to be the fatigued and dull journey of a guy finding enlightenment via the oppression of others.
Chosen as the Icelandic entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, Hafsteinn Gunnar’s drama follows the feud that unfolds between two neighboring families over a large tree that casts a shadow over a sunroom.
A modern approach to the popular Jumanji from 1995 that starred Robin Williams. But this time, instead of a few kids sitting around a classic board game, we are given some cookie cutter high schoolers who plug into a video game.
In this film, Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) journey extends far further into the galaxy than ever before, when he is stranded on Sakaar and forced into a gladiatorial battle with Avengers comrade The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
The golden warmth of twinkling lights and candy-colored tinsel are what usually comes to mind when trying to capture the holiday spirit, but Joe Dante’s 1984 black comedy Gremlins puts a more horrific spin on a traditional Christmas tale.
Saoirse Ronan dazzles the screen as a spunky and difficult senior in high school who hates her family dynamic, rebels against her religious schooling, and is infatuated by any boy who breathes in her proximity.
When Clara, a no-nonsense and successful doctor is drawn home to Mexico for her parent’s wedding, she takes Asher, a fellow doctor she barely knows and emotional confusion ensues when the party is interrupted by the arrival of her beloved former fiancé Daniel.