Skip to content

The Hayes Code

High crimes in the wake of the flood

High crimes in the wake of the flood

Cut Throat City was an official selection at this year's SXSW Fest as it has all of the right ingredients to throw moviemaking in the face of Quentin Tarantino. It worked well too, much to this reviewer's surprise.
Braveheart of the Steppe: the incredible legend of Queen Tomiris

Braveheart of the Steppe: the incredible legend of Queen Tomiris

Now on DVD and VOD is the epic tale of the avenging Queen of the Great Steppe: Tomiris was a fierce leader and warrior whose life lives on in legend.
Tricks of the mind

Tricks of the mind

Brandon Cronenberg's new film is a startling distant cousin to other mind infiltration movies. Here, an agent takes possession in order to commit assassination in the guise of another person. The problem with the process is more than just psychological, however.
The battles of Humans and their Gods

The battles of Humans and their Gods

One of this week's newest DVD releases is a real standout for the year: Polish writer/director Lech Majewski's new film set in the heart of America's red rock canyons in Utah. Valley of the Gods features solid actors in solid performances of a strange sci-fi thinkpiece about industry vs. heritage. Who would win between the richest seeking more riches and the Gods that they're up against?
The kung fu for you and you and you

The kung fu for you and you and you

Ip Man 4: The Finale... that's a tough film to dive into unless you're already wet with the water of modern and authentic Chinese kung fu movies. It does take some acclimatizing - acculturation if you will - but it has a lot of cinematic gold in it.
Upstairs/downstairs: the microcosmic class conflict of Parasite

Upstairs/downstairs: the microcosmic class conflict of Parasite

The world is divided into the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, the upper class and the lower class. If you haven't seen the multiple Oscar-winning film Parasite, what's stopping you?
Bad luck in Lucky Day

Bad luck in Lucky Day

In Lucky Day, a guy named Red (Luke Bracey) gets out of jail after a two-year stint, reunites with his woman, an artist named Chloe (Nina Dobrev), and their daughter Beatrice (Ella Ryan Quinn), a young waif who is so adorable at such a young age that she decides to only speak French, much to Red’s chagrin. If Red and Chloe sound remarkably similar to Zed and Zoe, I’m sure that’s only coincidence.
Glass is strong but not 'unbreakable' and in more ways than one

Glass is strong but not 'unbreakable' and in more ways than one

Glass, the third in M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 Trilogy after Unbreakable and Split, is now out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand. It's the culmination of a really interesting and great auteur take on superheroes, or at least it could have been. One actor stole the show while another dragged it right down.
Q&A with Kim Nguyen, director of The Hummingbird Project

Q&A with Kim Nguyen, director of The Hummingbird Project

In advance of this Friday's wide release of director Kim Nguyen's The Hummingbird Project, Gazette reporter and film critic Scott Hayes had an intense, rapid fire Q&A phone call with him. The interview was much like what Jesse Eisenberg's Hummingbird character Vincent Zaleski would likely have.
What lies at the end of the thousand-mile line

What lies at the end of the thousand-mile line

In the stock market world of high frequency trading where millions of dollars can be gained or lost in a fraction of a second, there’s only one way to get any kind of advantage over others: beat them to the information by a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a second.