‘Blood Honey’ Review: An Enticing Canadian Thriller

Shenae Grimes and Gil Bellows in BLOOD HONEY

After nearly a decade, Jenibel Heath (Shenae Grimes-Beech) returns home to be with her dying father. But her dysfunctional family still hasn’t gotten over her mother’s suicide and Jenibel struggles with her personal guilt and nightmares. Influenced by classics such as Vertigo, The Shining, and Rosemary’s Baby, Blood Honey is an enticing thriller set on a secluded island in […]

‘Band Aid’ Shows Music Heals all Wounds

Band Aid Film

Band Aid, the refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones, is the story of a couple, Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), who can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort […]

‘Manifesto’ Review: 13 Reasons Why Cate Blanchett is an Icon

Manifesto Cate Blanchett

Premiering at Sundance this year, Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto saw Cate Blanchett, one of the greatest actresses of all time, delivering a career best performance in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes. Blanchett seamlessly transitions from character to character, whether she’s portraying a school teacher, a homeless man, or a puppeteer and yes, her puppet. The natural charisma from Blanchett radiates […]

‘War Machine’ is a Misfired Satire

War Machine - Brad Pitt Still

Writer-director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) recreates a U.S. General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the specter of just where the line between them lies today. His is an exploration of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly. At the story’s core is Brad […]