Review: Anomalisa captures the monotony of life with the whimsy of stop motion


Mad Max, Star Wars, The Revenant – 2015 was the year filmmakers, even working with the largest of budgets, harnessed the use of on-location shoots and practical effects to convey big stories. To kick off 2016, the stop motion animated Anomalisa moves to even humbler ground, painstakingly capturing the movements of miniature, life-like puppets to tell a story much smaller and more personal in scale.

Warner Bros keeps the casting going, finds their Hippolyta for WONDER WOMAN


Just a few days after Warner Bros began to rope in Amber Heard to play Mera in Justice League and Aquaman, the studio has now found their mother of Wonder Woman. THR reports that Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, The Good Wife) has joined the cast of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman in the role of Hippolyta, the […]

Amber Heard in talks to join JUSTICE LEAGUE as Mera


  In a report surfacing at THR today, Amber Heard, last seen in Magic Mike XXL and The Danish Girl, has entered into negotiations to play Mera opposite Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in both Zack Snyder’s Justice League and James Wan’s Aquaman. Mera, the Queen of Atlantis, is probably the casting that Aquaman fans are most anxious about, so […]

The Beat Goes to the Movies: THE REVENANT


By Harper W. Harris Whether you agree with its sweeping of last years Oscars or not, Birdman was a big deal. It brought mainstream attention to an artsy, technically impressive film that laid out some pretty serious criticism of the current state of cinema, overrun by indistinguishable superhero films that will undoubtedly be forgotten in […]

Opinion: Why The Force Awakens is a retread of The Phantom Menace


by John Patrick Green [Discussing the meanings and symbology of Star Wars The Force Awakens has become a national passtime, and i the interests of leaving nofacet of this cultural landmark unexamined, our resident Stawr Wars expoert John Patrick Green has put forth a radical new theory, which you can read below.]   So the movie […]