Dunkirk (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 21st, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Dunkirk feels at first blush like an all-timer, and I have difficulty believing that initial assessment is going to change on my part anytime soon.

Dunkirk feels at first blush like an all-timer, and I have difficulty believing that initial assessment is going to change on my part anytime soon.

Girls Trip (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 21st, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Girls Trip is a heck of a lot of fun and that’s all there really is to say on the matter, Hall, Latifah, Haddish and Smith a comedic dream team I hope get the opportunity to reunite soon.

Girls Trip is a heck of a lot of fun and that’s all there really is to say on the matter, Hall, Latifah, Haddish and Smith a comedic dream team I hope get the opportunity to reunite soon.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 21st, 2017 - Movie Reviews

I find that I want to like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets more than I actually do, even if the stuff that’s great about the film is downright extraordinary.

I find that I want to like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets more than I actually do, even if the stuff that’s great about the film is downright extraordinary.

“A Ghost Story” – Interview with David Lowery

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 19th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I made [A Ghost Story] so intuitively and so quickly and organically that I never had a thesis statement prepared when I went into it. I still don’t. I still watch the movie when I see it as an audience member.”
– David Lowery

“I made [A Ghost Story] so intuitively and so quickly and organically that I never had a thesis statement prepared when I went into it. I still don’t. I still watch the movie when I see it as an audience member.”
– David Lowery

“The Hero” – Interview with Sam Elliott & Brett Haley

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 17th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I’ve had people write parts for me. But I’ve never had anybody even think about writing a script for me. It’s pretty incredible.”
– Sam Elliott

“I’ve had people write parts for me. But I’ve never had anybody even think about writing a script for me. It’s pretty incredible.”
– Sam Elliott

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 14th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the great summertime tentpole adventures in recent memory, Reeves delivering a science fiction epic almost certain to stand the test of time.

War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the great summertime tentpole adventures in recent memory, Reeves delivering a science fiction epic almost certain to stand the test of time.

Wish Upon (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 14th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Filled with unlikable characters, most of whom are deserving of their bloody just deserts, Wish Upon is hard to sit through, and if I had a wish of my own to toss its way it likely would be the desire that it not have been made in the first place.

Filled with unlikable characters, most of whom are deserving of their bloody just deserts, Wish Upon is hard to sit through, and if I had a wish of my own to toss its way it likely would be the desire that it not have been made in the first place.

“The Little Hours” – Interview with Jeff Baena & Aubrey Plaza

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 12th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I just love that Jeff made a movie like this right now. I think it’s rare that people are making stuff like this, taking such risks when making movies. After watching this and seeing that, I hope that more people will be inspired to go crazy and make weird stuff. That would be great.”
– Aubrey Plaza

“I just love that Jeff made a movie like this right now. I think it’s rare that people are making stuff like this, taking such risks when making movies. After watching this and seeing that, I hope that more people will be inspired to go crazy and make weird stuff. That would be great.”
– Aubrey Plaza

The Lost City of Z (2016)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 11th, 2017 - Blu-ray and DVD

James Gray’s The Lost City of Z showcases the talented filmmaker at the very top of his game. Percy Fawcett’s story has energized the director, his fascination with the explorer, as well as author David Grann’s source material, obvious in each and every frame of the film. An extraordinary achievement.

James Gray’s The Lost City of Z showcases the talented filmmaker at the very top of his game. Percy Fawcett’s story has energized the director, his fascination with the explorer, as well as author David Grann’s source material, obvious in each and every frame of the film. An extraordinary achievement.

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