Review: The Favourite

Two women compete for the affections of the Queen in The Favourite. In 1708 Great Britain, Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) sits on the throne, while the country is at war with France. Suffering from health problems, Anne leaves the bulk of the actual ruling to her faithful adviser Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), who makes all the important […]

Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Multiple iterations of the webcrawler team up in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is an awkward teenager from Brooklyn, who has uneasy relationship with his police officer father Jefferson (Brian Tyree Henry). While spray-painting with his Uncle Aaron (Mahershala Ali), Miles is bitten by a spider and gains powers similar to that of Spider-Man […]

Blindspot 2018: Cult Films of the 1950s to 1970s: Bande à part (Band of Outsiders)

I’m a week bit late with my (technically) November blindspot selection, in which I watched Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 film Bande à part, known in North America as Band of Outsiders. Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) are two friends who come up with a plan to steal a large stash of money at a villa in Joinville, outside of […]

Review: Creed II

Adonis Creed faces his biggest challenge in Creed II. Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been on a winning streak over the past three years, which peaks with him winning the Heavyweight Title from Danny “Stuntman” Wheeler (Andre Ward). However, soon after the big win, Creed is challenged by […]

Review: Roma

A year in the life of of middle class 1970s Mexican family and their relationship with their housekeeper is depicted in Roma. Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) is the housekeeper for the family of Sofia (Marina de Tavira), who is often left home to safe for her four children, while her husband Antonio (Fernando Grediaga) works abroad. Over the […]

BITS 2018: Pre-Screening Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the pre-screening shorts from the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Devil’s Due The Devil has a message for the people of the world. The ultimate message being given in Devil’s Due is that it’s quite difficult to avoid that many evils in the world, to the point that The Devil […]

BITS 2018: Bloody BITS Shorts Showcase Part 2

Here are thoughts on the films that screened during the second short film showcase at the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. That’s Not Me A woman wakes up to her friend Amber at the front door, but then receives a phone call from the same friend. That’s Not Me is a short film with a […]

BITS 2018: Bloody BITS Shorts Showcase Part 1

Here are my thoughts on the films that were part of the first Short Film showcase at the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Note: As previously explained, I decided to exclude the short film Quiet Room Bears from my coverage. Frostbite A group of kids learn the lesson about covering up to avoid […]

BITS 2018: A Series of Web Bites

A new addition to the Blood in the Snow Film Festival was showcase of episodes from various web series. Here are my thoughts on the ten web series featured in the showcase. Poppyseed Place – Happy, X, and Chair Director Greg Kovacs expands his 2017 short film Fun into a full on web series that spoofs children’s […]

BITS 2018: Level 16

A group of teenage girls begin to learn the dark secrets of their boarding school in Level 16. Since a young age the girls of The Vestalis Academy are taught by their headmistress Miss Brixil (Sara Canning) and Dr. Dr. Miro (Peter Outerbridge) to live by the seven virtues of femininity, so they will be adopted by […]