Sometimes a movie drops that you know is intended for the widest audience possible. These often take the form of a drama like 2019’s Astronaut, a romance like 2019’s Ode to Joy, or a comedy like 2020’s Palm Springs. There’s… Read More ›
Contagions are a powerful force of nature, illustrated beautifully by the fact that I haven’t worn anything but basketball shorts and cheap t-shirts for the last four months because of a deadly, incurable one that has swept the world and… Read More ›
The Breathtaking Melancholy of “Relic” (or How I Learned to Stop Panicking and Trust the Aging Process).
Both of my grandfathers died before my grandmothers (one of whom, my mother’s mother, is still with us), and what remained following their deaths was a peculiar phenomenon that I had never considered before. As women of the 1940s, they… Read More ›
For roughly 12-hours in October 2009, the soldiers deployed to Combat Outpost Keating, located within a valley of the Afghanistan mountains, engaged in a firefight with Taliban fighters. Later called The Battle of Kamdesh, the engagement was deemed the bloodiest… Read More ›
There’s been a strange trend of late where, one after the other, the films reviewed on EoM are trending toward satire. Additionally, each one has or will court some kind of controversy by premise alone and nothing else. A few… Read More ›
Bruce McDonald isn’t a director that a lot of people are going to be familiar with. Sure, he has credits to his name, but nothing that the average filmgoer will be able to recognize. However, the most famous movie in… Read More ›
Still healing from the death of her mother, Becky (Lulu Wilson), an unusually sullen teenager, prepares to spend a weekend at the family lake house with her father Jeff (Joel McHale) and two dogs, Diego and Dora. Jeff has plans… Read More ›
Just because you’re going to tell a story people have heard, doesn’t mean you need to tell it the way people know. That seems to be the M.O. for director Andrew Patterson in his debut picture The Vast of Night…. Read More ›
Jimmy Olsson’s short “Alive” teaches a straightforward lesson, confronting biases about romance and sex.
Swedish writer and director Jimmy Olsson, who is known for short films like Repressed (2011) and 2nd Class (2018), examines some difficult subjects in his latest short, Alive. Running at just twenty-three minutes, Alive deals with ableism and relational boundaries… Read More ›
Within the horror genre, there are countless sub-genres that exist to define the genre as a whole: slasher, ghost stories, torture porn, revenge thrillers, psychological horror, etc. However, one area that doesn’t really seem to have any sort of traction… Read More ›
Heather Young’s “Murmur” Explores Aging, Addiction, and Animal-Human Connection. [Slamdance Film Festival]
Heather Young’s Murmur (2019) explores aging, addiction, loneliness, and the emotional pull of the animal-connection, through one woman’s experience while working in an animal shelter for court-mandated community service. This first full-length feature film directed by Young (Fish) won the… Read More ›
Bold political thriller “Run This Town” speaks to millennials and Gen Z’s entering the workforce, posing complex questions about integrity and corruption.
Although we’re just two months into the new year, 2020 has already seen the landmark trials of two immensely powerful figures who were both accused of abusing their power in different ways: President Donald Trump, who was acquitted by the… Read More ›
If the opportunity was presented before you to spend one more day with someone you’d lost, what would you be willing to do? Where would you be willing to journey? What tasks would you be willing to undertake just for… Read More ›
Autobiography adaptation “Escape from Pretoria” reminds that the problems of the past remain present still.
It is an unfortunate reality that in the year 2020, the abhorrent values of racism still run rampant across multiple levels of societies throughout the world. Although the Civil Rights Movement in the United States took place during the 1960s,… Read More ›
“Swallow” physically manifests the psychological act of piled-on abuse. [Final Girls Berlin Film Festival]
Horror being used as a social allegory is a tale as old as time, even if less informed audiences might try to convince you that it is an entirely new phenomenon. From the earliest days of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to… Read More ›
Awkward anti-comedy “Tapeworm” checks all the boxes for quirky indie flick. [Slamdance Film Festival]
The Slamdance Film Festival, which runs at the same time and in the same city as the more widely known Sundance Film Festival, gives new and aspiring filmmakers the chance to showcase their work in front of other industry professionals…. Read More ›
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Brings attention and exposure to many horror niches. [Final Girls Berlin Film Festival 2020]
We can pretend like Greta Gerwig not receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Director for Little Women is the end-all, be-all of discrimination against women in the film industry, but the misogynistic practices of this massive industry stretch much further… Read More ›
Class 1-A proclaim’s “I am here!” in Funimation theatrical release “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.”
Finally coming to American shores is Funimation Films’s latest theatrical event, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, the second theatrical release for the widely popular My Hero Academia anime series. First released in December 2019 overseas, the film’s inspired by the… Read More ›