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The 2019 Golden Cages: Most Overrated Movie

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading up to ...

 
 
 
 
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Deep Analysis: Joker

I made an offhand remark to my brother before we went in to our screening of Joker comparing Batman and his arch-nemesis to contemporary facets of pop culture equivalent to great historical works like Homer's Odyssey, or works of Shakespear...

 
 
 
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See Joker early and free

There's going to be a lot of people talking about Joker. It's already received rave reviews but its also stirring up a ton of controversy. You should be in the know first and to do that you'll need to grab the passes we have to an early scr...

 
 
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Joker takes top prize at the Venice Film Festival

Clearly people are head-over-heels for Todd Phillips' Joker. The marketing campaign and its trailers have garnered overwhelmingly positive chatter on social media, early reviews are mostly glowing, and excitement for a fresh take on the com...

 
 
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Joker's final trailer gave me goosebumps

It's been a while since I've had such giddy excitement for a movie, but Joker has me feeling all sorts of glee. With a little over a month until the movie releases, Warner Bros. went ahead and released the second and final trailer for the ...

 
 
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Heads up Big Apple! Joker is coming to the NYFF

As is standard routine for the Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime kind of just goes wherever he wants and does whatever he wants. Most of the Joker's best moments come from him just unexpectedly showing up and having a good time. Granted, his...

 
 
 
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Review: Mary Magdalene

There seems to be a common trend with a lot of biblical films. They have extreme reverence for their source material but tend to lack substance and depth. While there are obviously exceptions to that, I can't really name a lot of religious ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Take a look at Joker in all of his black and white glory

Very little has been said about DC's upcoming Joker movie, which has now officially been titled Joker. The project was announced without much fanfare and so far the only things that we know about it are that Joaquin Phoenix is going to...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: You Were Never Really Here

This movie, on paper, sounded a bit like a 90’s action movie. A politician’s daughter gets kidnapped, and it’s up to ex-soldier-turned-hitman Joe to get her back at any cost. Fortunately Lynne Ramsey took this standard s...

 
 
 
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Joaquin Phoenix in talks to star in Joker origin movie

The Hangover director Todd Phillips and legendary film producer Martin Scorsese are an unlikely pair still making an unlikely project: a Joker origin movie. And with that unlikely idea comes an unlikely casting fantasy in actor Joaquin Phoe...

 
 
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Review: Inherent Vice

I’m not educated enough to have an intelligent conversation about Inherent Vice. I’m smart enough, but to seriously wrestle with what Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s book is trying to do and say...

 
 
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First trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice might just be the craziest, and best thing to come out this year. Just by looking at this trailer with its unique style, stupidly talented cast (Joaquin Pho...

 
 




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Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"