Despicable Me 3 (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 30th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Despicable Me 3 is easily the least interesting film in the trilogy, the fact all involved are having such difficulty coming up with many original ideas speaking volumes.

Despicable Me 3 is easily the least interesting film in the trilogy, the fact all involved are having such difficulty coming up with many original ideas speaking volumes.

Reset (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 30th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Reset works, there’s really nothing else to say, this ticking clock thriller a timely leap into the human abyss that proves once again a parent’s love for their child is as undying as it is also potentially unstoppable.

Reset works, there’s really nothing else to say, this ticking clock thriller a timely leap into the human abyss that proves once again a parent’s love for their child is as undying as it is also potentially unstoppable.

“Band Aid” – Interview with Zoe Lister-Jones

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 28th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I think in order to try and push back against some of those double standards you have to create opportunities for women in departments where they’re rarely given them. I also knew that, as a woman, there’s a part of me that liked the idea of surrounding myself with other women for this first directorial effort.”
– Zoe Lister-Jones

“I think in order to try and push back against some of those double standards you have to create opportunities for women in departments where they’re rarely given them. I also knew that, as a woman, there’s a part of me that liked the idea of surrounding myself with other women for this first directorial effort.”
– Zoe Lister-Jones

Baby Driver (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 27th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

Baby Driver might not live entirely up to the hype, but that doesn’t make it any less wonderful, Wright once again showing he’s a fearless genre-busting directorial wunderkind who’s creative gas tank overflows in originality.

Baby Driver might not live entirely up to the hype, but that doesn’t make it any less wonderful, Wright once again showing he’s a fearless genre-busting directorial wunderkind who’s creative gas tank overflows in originality.

The Hero (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 23rd, 2017 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Elliott nails every scene. It’s a superlative turn, and I’m hard-pressed to think of another actor who could have brought the same sort of lived-in gravitas to the role.

Elliott nails every scene. It’s a superlative turn, and I’m hard-pressed to think of another actor who could have brought the same sort of lived-in gravitas to the role.

“The Book of Henry” – Interview with Colin Trevorrow

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 21st, 2017 - Interviews

“This movie is affecting audiences very deeply. It’s moving them. It’s something new for them that they’re really appreciating and loving. That has value to me.”
– Colin Trevorrow

“This movie is affecting audiences very deeply. It’s moving them. It’s something new for them that they’re really appreciating and loving. That has value to me.”
– Colin Trevorrow

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 20th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

[If] there are any more entries like Transformers: The Last Knight than the end for this series can’t come quick enough, and maybe it would be for the best if Optimus Prime and his Autobots gave up on the human race and left us to destroy ourselves in relative peace and quiet.

[If] there are any more entries like Transformers: The Last Knight than the end for this series can’t come quick enough, and maybe it would be for the best if Optimus Prime and his Autobots gave up on the human race and left us to destroy ourselves in relative peace and quiet.

“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Adventure” – Interview with David Soren

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 16th, 2017 - Film Festivals Interviews

“But beyond that, the movie is actually subversive, it’s smart and it’s got some real poignant things to say, even if they are often being said with a wink. That stuff, the friendship, the celebration of creativity, those are my favorite aspects of the movie. I want people to feel the same.”
– David Soren

“But beyond that, the movie is actually subversive, it’s smart and it’s got some real poignant things to say, even if they are often being said with a wink. That stuff, the friendship, the celebration of creativity, those are my favorite aspects of the movie. I want people to feel the same.”
– David Soren

The Book of Henry (2017)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 16th, 2017 - Movie Reviews

The Book of Henry has issues, big ones, but subject matter I do not believe is one of them, the emotional richness flowing through these intergenerational familial revelations ones I continually responded to no matter how upsetting and uncomfortable the story itself might oftentimes be.

The Book of Henry has issues, big ones, but subject matter I do not believe is one of them, the emotional richness flowing through these intergenerational familial revelations ones I continually responded to no matter how upsetting and uncomfortable the story itself might oftentimes be.

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