Greta Gerwig Challenges Us to be Daring
In a world where directors are auteurs and those auteurs are usually men, it is nearly a miracle that any female director could be a household name. Well, thank God for Greta Gerwig, because she has turned the industry upside down. To the public, it seemed as though she came out of nowhere but behind the scenes, Greta Gerwig has been climbing the ladder with a hammer in her pocket hellbent on shattering the glass ceiling.
The Division of "Black and Blue"
How many times a day have we heard someone make the statement “Black lives matter!”, only to have another person respond with “Blue lives matter!”, only for a third party to chime in saying “All lives matter!”, thinking that they are being helpful but in reality are screaming into an aching void of trite sentiments.
Black and Blue, directed by Deon Taylor, has no time for any such sentiments. It is bent on delivering harsh cold reality in the guise of a thrilling action film. It stars powerhouses Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, and Frank Grillo.
Stockholm: The High-Stakes Robbery Film You Probably Missed
Americans do the craziest things.
On August 23, 1973 an Swedish criminal named, Jan-Eric Olsson entered a bank and proceeded to hold everyone present as hostage, at gunpoint. He then demanded that the police bring his friend, Clark Olofsson to the bank to assist him. The two bonded with the four hostages during the holdup, the hostages even going so far as to try and protect Olsson and Olofsson. The situation was ended and the two apprehended through the use of teargas.
New York, 1978, Hell’s Kitchen. The wives of Irish mobsters, Kathie Brennan, Ruby O’Carroll, and Claire Walsh, are struggling to support themselves after their husbands are arrested by the FBI. They are promised protection and support by the Irish mob but are not even given enough money to cover the rent. With nowhere left to turn the women band together and begin taking over the crime operations themselves. Much to the chagrin of their husbands and the mob.
Will "Rocketman" Live Up to "Bohemian Rhapsody?"
Biopics, as of recent, have been floating along the mainstream with big blockbusters such as Hidden Figures, I Tonya, and, the jewel of the winter movie releases, Bohemian Rhapsody. In the same vein, we now have the upcoming film, Rocketman to look forward to.
A World Without The Beatles: Yesterday
The trailer for Yesterday paints a heartwarming, musical comedy. It creates an absurd and wonderfully weird scenario that pays loving homage to one of the greatest bands in the world. It forces the viewer to contemplate the scenario for themselves and imagines a world that never knew the Beatles.