REVIEW – Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Paints A Gut-Wrenching, Yet Still Important Picture by Joe Hammerschmidt For anyone who had been living under a rock, know this: cinematic genius Kathryn Bigelow understands humanity at its most brutal
REVIEW – “Atomic Blonde” Quite Badass, Despite Bad Motivation by Joe Hammerschmidt There are some who will say Atomic Blonde plays like the female counterpart of John Wick. However, director and legendary cinema stuntmaster David Leitch doesn’t
REVIEW – “Dunkirk” Goes One Step Deeper into the Mind of a Mad Genius Director by Joe Hammerschmidt I refuse to compare Christopher Nolan (Inception, Interstellar) to any other director of his stature. Some may say
REVIEW – “Valerian” Creates Worlds Among Worlds in the Summer’s Definitive Guilty Pleasure Film by Joe Hammerschmidt Luc Besson has proven himself as France’s gift to the sci-fi genre, and twice to the family-of-assassins niche action
REVIEW – “Girls Trip” Plays Huge on the Laughs, Way More on the Friendship by Joe Hammerschmidt A lesson can be learned after walking out of a nearly full audience screening last week for Malcolm D.
“Wish Upon” Exchanges Wicked Horror Cleverness for a Slight Muddled Hesitation by Joe Hammerschmidt It can be said that it takes plenty of guts, or preferably blood and/or a promising horror premise to counter against the
By Joe Hammerschmidt There are moments throughout a year that tend to stand out better than most. As a surveyor of film, the Seattle International Film Festival has made for a sizable fraction of those moments over
By Joe Hammerschmidt Is it wrong to keep holding out false hope for Hollywood to rise up and create a comedy that’s not quite by the numbers, that’s unafraid to throw a curveball and try something different?
By Joe Hammerschmidt For those still in need of a heartfelt humanist comedy this summer season, one needn’t look further than Judd Apatow and his large list of contacts, one which only grows after each new project.
By Joe Hammerschmidt This almost never happens, but as the credits rolled for the latest Edgar Wright masterpiece “Baby Driver”, I found myself needing to catch my breath. In the moment, I realized just how exhilarating a