Browsing: NP Approved

NP Approved
9.4
0

It Comes At Night is, without a doubt, the best film of 2017 thus far. Riveting, engrossing, spellbinding – just a few words to describe It Comes At Night. With great performances from the entire cast, namely Joel Edgerton as a quiet, mysterious, “whatever needs to be done to protect my family “type of character. And honestly, that’s…

NP Approved
9.0
0

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have stepped into history with a monumental accomplishment in Wonder Woman. Hollywood’s gender disparities and deep rooted sexism have made it all but impossible for a woman filmmaker to pursue her vision, especially if that dream is filmmaking on a massive scale. Specifically, in the…

NP Approved
9.0
0

One of the big stories out of Cannes this last week was the opposing viewpoints between Pedro Almodovar and Will Smith on wether Netflix, or any digital viewing platform for that matter, is ruining the film industry. It’s an interesting argument that deserves discussion, but it’s hard to argue against digital platforms when they’re…

Film Festival
9.0
0

Yorgos Lanthimos is back in Cannes with his sinister and dark-humored psychological thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a film he co-wrote with his regular collaborator Efthimis Filippou. Together, they have already co-written the critically acclaimed and award-winning films Alps, Dogtooth and The…

NP Approved
10.0
0

Five years ago, as I walked out of Prometheus, my imagination was ablaze with the possible trajectories the sequel would go as David and Elizabeth’s journey to their creators continued. That film, while certainly dreary, had a streak of optimism in discovery that high school Austin expected to continue. I was totally unprepared…

NP Approved
9.4
0

Bert Berns, a major figure in the early 1960s American pop and R&B recording scene, was certainly unsung, but it would be a stretch to call him a hero. A musical childhood lead to a fascination with Latin and Cuban music, which in turn lead him to co-write the classic “Twist and Shout,” sung first by The Top Notes and produced by a…

NP Approved
9.0
0

Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion, a bright and engaging portrait of Emily Dickinson, is more family drama than biopic. Steadfastly anti-romantic, the film exaggerates the conventions of the standard biopic, dishing out expository lines of dialogue without any attempt to make them sound conversational. It’s not just that the…

NP Approved
9.2
0

“I keep thinking that something went very wrong,” chuckles Mick Rock, the British photographer, at yet another major showing of his iconic work. “We were supposed to be rebels and outsiders.” But the rebels of the past are destined to become mainstream, and Rock was no exception, as we learn in Shot! The…

NP Approved
9.0
0

It’s hard to imagine anyone outside of Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, or Robert Carlyle who wanted, let alone demanded, a sequel to the 1996 adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s blackly comic, transgressive, subversive satire, Trainspotting, but here we are 21 years later with T2 Trainspotting, a near…

1 2 3 4 65