Apple TV+, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Calls (2021)

It’s not in the official description, but it might as well: If the world is a pool, Calls is the deep end where the The Twilight Zone dares not enter. Yes, the new Apple TV+ series from Fede Álvarez can be that bizarre. The U.S….

Features, Latest

Film, Audiences, and the Obsession with Celebrity

Part of what makes film, television, and theatre uniquely compelling mediums is intimacy. The bond an actor creates with their audience makes or breaks the effectiveness of a performance. What hasn’t always been around is any form of closeness between the viewers and the actors…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Black Bear (2020)

Black Bear is the latest work from independent filmmaker Lawrence Michael Levine, who also wrote and directed Wild Canaries (2014), which co-starred Levine and his real-life partner Sophia Takal, as well as Alia Shawkat and Jason Ritter. Levine also wrote Always Shine (2016), which was…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Hulu, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Happiest Season (2020)

After years of Christmas romances from Hallmark, Lifetime and increasingly, Netflix, this year Hulu have stepped into the market with a twist on the usual format. Actress and director Clea DuVall follows up her 2016 feature debut, The Intervention, with Happiest Season – a lesbian…

Film Reviews, Films, Horror, Latest

REVIEW: Child’s Play (2019)

Imagine the surprise in unwrapping this year’s Child’s Play remake and finding it to be anything but a failure. Some strong reservations were made among longtime fans of the Chucky franchise and the latest rehash in horror remakes finds the killer doll at the forefront…