24th Mar2016

‘House of Cards 4×10 – 4×13: Chapters 49-52′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

The end is nigh—or so we think. In the final episodes of House of Cards season four, we come to terms with what’s going on from the start: Claire and Frank never truly loved each other but rather are a political union made for world domination. A modern day Catherine the Great married to Alexander […]

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14th Mar2016

‘House of Cards 4×07 – 4×09: Chapters 46-48′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Dramatic irony: when the audience finally understands what’s going on in that another character might not know. Now this gets used all the time in plays and dramatic works, and often to deepen the sense of suspense the audience now has with extra information. Think of horror movies where you know where the bad guy’s […]

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13th Mar2016

‘House of Cards 4×01 – 4×03: Chapters 40-42′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

Man oh man. I mean, it still doesn’t live up to the “I killed a recurring character in the first episode” act that House of Cards pulled in season two, but it introduces the ever wonderful Ellen Burstyn as Claire’s dying mother Elizabeth Hale and Neve Campbell acting as Claire’s “Doug” counterpart Leann Harvey. There’s […]

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24th Jan2015

‘Draft Day’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Sean Combs, Frank Langella, Sam Elliot, Rosanna Arquette, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn | Written by Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph | Directed by Ivan Reitman OK, so it’s fair to say I’m not a sports guy. I hated playing sports in high school, I don’t watch sports […]

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10th Nov2014

‘Interstellar’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Timothée Chalamet, Francis X. McCarthy, Wes Bentley, William Devane, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, David Gayasi | Written by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan | Directed by Christopher Nolan The prospect of reviewing Interstellar is an interesting one. The basic idea of reading a review […]

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05th Apr2013

First Time Fest – Closing Night Ceremony Report

by Catherina Gioino

The final installment of the First Time Fest… The First Time Fest’s closing night was held on March 4th. Hosted by Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), the Players Club lit up with flashes of cameras and smiles of the first time filmmakers anxiously awaiting whose film will win the grand prize- the chance […]

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