Film Review: Running with the Devil

Jason Cabell’s solo directorial debut Running with the Devil is refreshing in its commitment to harsh realities over cheap thrills, for the most part. Unfortunately this doesn’t make the film particularly memorable.  The head of a drug cartel sends two of his trusted assistants to investigate why a batch of cocaine went missing on its way from Mexico to Canada. […]

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Previews: Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer, Goodfellas, More!

This week’s preview of coming attractions features the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, Baywatch, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, The Mummy, and more… Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Here is the full Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. The film seems to be very much in the style of the recent Marvel films, not least with the appearance of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. Starring Tom […]

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Film Review: The Iceman

Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman is a fantastic crime drama with an exemplary central performance. When Richard Kuklinski unwittingly encounters some gangsters, he catches the eye of a mafia boss who sets him to work. Kuklinski becomes a hitman, responsible for the a vas number of executions. But Kuklinski is also a family man, and they are oblivious to his notorious […]

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Film Review: A Bronx Tale

Robert De Niro’s directorial debut A Bronx Tale is a fine piece of storytelling. Taking his cues from long-time collaborator Martin Scorsese, De Niro fashions a compelling drama. Growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s, Calogero is in awe of the gangsters that surround his home. His father Lorenzo, an upstanding bus driver in the area, warns his son […]

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