Review: Assassin’s Creed

A convicted criminal is taken by a corporations and used to retrace the steps of his assassin ancestor in Assassin’s Creed. For centuries the Knights Templar have been seeking the mythical Apple of Eden, which will allow them to control free will. Their main obstacle is the Assassin’s Creed, who have pledged to protect the Apple […]

Review: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

A father and son perform a late night autopsy on a mysterious female corpse in The Autopsy of Jane Doe. At a grisly crime scene, Sheriff Sheldon (Michael McElhatton) finds a body of of a woman partially buried in the basement. Wanting answers to how this woman died, Sheldon sends the body to the Tilden Morgue […]

Review: One More Time with Feeling

Nick Cave tries to move past personal tragedy, as he finishes the recording of his latest album in One More Time with Feeling. In the summer of 2015, as he was in the process of writing and recording his latest album “Skeleton Tree,” musician Nick Cave’s 15 year old son Arthur died in a tragic […]

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A group of rebels sets out to acquire the plans for the Death Star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is a rebellious young woman, who is recruited by the Rebel Alliance to intercept a message from her father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen), which was delivered by defected Imperial pilot Bodhi […]

Review: Teddy Bomb

Christian (Christian Murdoch) is a beer delivery boy, who can barely hold together his relationship with his girlfriend Jenny (Jenny Lemberg/Emily Milling), while doing weekly rock’em, sock’em rituals and videogame sessions with his best friend Justin Jay Dawg (Justin Decloux).  One day while making a delivery, Christian finds and takes a small white teddy bear, […]

Review: Office Christmas Party

The heads of a troubled branch of a technology company hold an epic Christmas party in a desperate effort to sign a client in Office Christmas Party. Clay Vanstone (T.J. Miller) is the manger of the Chicago branch of his late father’s company Zenotek, which he runs along with Chief Technical Officer Josh Parker (Jason Bateman), head of tech Tracey […]

Review: Lion

An Indian man raised in Australia tries to find his hometown with the help of Google Earth in Lion. Saroo (Sunny Pawar) is an Indian boy living with his mother Kamla (Priyanka Bose) and older brother Guddu (Abhishek Bharate) in an impoverished neighborhood. One day Saroo accompanies Guddu on trip and is left by his […]

Hot Docs Doc Soup: Zero Days

A malware attack of an Iranian nuclear facility opens the Pandora’s Box on cyber warfare in Zero Days. Fearing Iran’s eventual capability of building nuclear weapons, the United States and Israel covertly joined forces to develop a malware program known as Stuxnet, which was programmed to physically destroy part of a Iranian nuclear facility. However, Stuxnet […]

Review: Moana

The heir of a Polynesian tribe goes on an adventure to save her island in Moana. Moana Waialiki (Auli’i Cravalho) is the heir to a tribe on the Polynesian island of Motunui. Despite her interest in the ocean, Moana’s father Chief Tui (Temuera Morrison) prevents her from going past the reef. However, as the crops get spoiled […]

BITS 2016: Pre-Film Shorts

Here is my rundown of most of the pre-film short films from the 2016 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Ghost Can A woman returns home from a date with a can containing an ancient spirit. There is a certain campy tone to the plot of Ghost Can, however it does feature a well designed […]