Film Review: The Maze Runner (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape. REVIEW: With The Hunger Games movies wrapping up next year, Hollywood isn’t going to sit on its laurels waiting for the next big thing. Already this year we’ve had Divergent and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trying … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. REVIEW: This is a dark drama exploring issues of loss, motherhood and secrets, and there’s an intensity to this film that some might find unsettling. I’m not entirely sure if the more surrealistic elements of the film worked, but there was certainly a fresh and creepy quality present throughout … Continue reading

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