Author Stacia Kissick Jones

From the moment she heard that computer ask, "How about a nice game of chess?" Stacia has been devoted to movies. A film critic and writer for the better part of a decade, Stacia also plays classical guitar, reads murder mysteries and shamelessly abuses both caffeine and her Netflix queue.

Reviews white-bird-in-a-blizzard-2391916

It’s 1988, and beautiful housewife Eve Connor (Eva Green) has disappeared, leaving her distraught husband Brock (Christopher Meloni) and curiously unconcerned 17-year-old daughter Kat (Shailene Woodley) behind. More interested in fine-tuning her angst and sleeping with her hunky-but-stupid boyfriend than her mother’s …

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Dennis, an amateur Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator (Eddie Rouse), is hired by a local woman (Margie Beegle) for a special gig: a private performance for her bedridden, middle-aged son Brandon (Steve Little). The family house is a creepy scene, cluttered and a little too dark, rotting newspaper covering the windows, and Brandon …

Reviews Street-bikes2

When Jeremy (Sebastian Armesto) brings his British fiancée Jennifer (Olivia Grant) along on a European trip to search for the extended family of his best friend William (Gethin Anthony), he surely didn’t expect it to trigger fits of jealousy and resentment in William. “She sucks,” William says about Jennifer, “And not in a good …

Reviews 0930manila

“No matter how long the procession,” Oscar Ramirez (Jake Macapagal) tells us, “It always ends at the church door.” His narration provides a gentle, noirish open to writer-director Sean Ellis’ Metro Manila, a film that easily floats in and out of genres without self-consciousness. A struggling farmer in the Banaue Province of …

Reviews No-No-Dockumentary-1

It’s a safe bet that even the most casual baseball fan has heard of Dock Ellis. A promising pitcher who signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1968, Ellis made a name for himself quickly, culminating in a no-hitter in June of 1970. In later years, Ellis would call his no-hitter against the San Diego Padres “messy,” and it’s no wonder:

Reviews child of god

Child of God, the latest film from actor-director James Franco and based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name, concerns one Lester Ballard (Scott Haze), a young man living…

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