Month: June 2015

INSIDE OUT Review: Pixar’s Best Yet?

2014 marked the first time in 15 years that Pixar didn’t release a movie but it turned out to be well worth the wait. Inside Out breaks new ground in terms of emotional resonance and ambitious storytelling, resulting in one of Pixar’s strongest efforts yet.  (more…)

SPY Review: A New Kind of Secret Agent

After helping usher in a new age of female centric comedies (Bridesmaids) and spoofing the buddy cop genre (The Heat), writer-director Paul Feig and star Melissa McCarthy continue their fruitful collaboration with Spy – a raucous satire of secret agents that subverts many of the genre’s well-worn tropes while still paying homage. (more…)

Review: KUNG FURY Will Melt Your Eyeballs and Scorch Your Brain

Have you ever wanted to see a time-travelling lone wolf cop (“I’m a cop. From the future.”) crotch punch Hitler (a.k.a. Kung Führer) in an epic 1980s style action adventure? Well, that’s a very specific fantasy but it’s realized in the insane new short film Kung Fury, a gloriously over-the-top fever dream of cartoonish violence and pastiche of all things supremely 80s, all set to a killer synth wave score and shot through with a healthy dose of absurdity. (more…)