The Neighbourhood Hits Highs and Lows on ‘To Imagine’

With the Neighbourhood’s newest EP, To Imagine, the band has mostly stuck to the moody sound that was established on their first album I Love You, and further cemented with 2015’s Wiped Out! How this release differs from the EP before it comes in its movement toward a more electronic sound. The band has always leaned in this direction, but never before has it relied … Continue reading The Neighbourhood Hits Highs and Lows on ‘To Imagine’

‘I, Tonya’ Sticks its Landing as Harding’s Redemption

Tonya Harding has been a nefarious figure in America since the attack on her Olympic teammate Nancy Kerrigan in 1994, but is she deserving of such a reputation? Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya ultimately poses that question, as he takes the viewer back to the event through the lens of Harding and her husband Jeff Gillooly. The film tells Harding’s story from her childhood to her successful … Continue reading ‘I, Tonya’ Sticks its Landing as Harding’s Redemption

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Delivers a Funny and Regretful Message

In his previous two films, In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, acclaimed Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has shown a unique style and tone that blends gut-wrenching comedy with bleak, heavy drama. In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, he perfects this. From the excellent performances of an outstanding cast to an incredibly strong and thoughtful script, McDonaugh’s latest is one of the year’s finest and should be strongly considered come awards … Continue reading ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Delivers a Funny and Regretful Message

‘Lady Bird’ is Greta Gerwig’s Semi-Autobiographical Ode to Teenage Self-Discovery

“Do you like me?” “Of course, I love you.” “But do you like me?” This exchange between mother and daughter is one of the many scenes in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, that will connect with the audience on a personal level. It is a coming of age story tackled with prowess, showing hatred and love, missed opportunities and second chances. The film also feels very raw, hitting you … Continue reading ‘Lady Bird’ is Greta Gerwig’s Semi-Autobiographical Ode to Teenage Self-Discovery

‘Coco’ is a Sensational, Musical Adventure Beautifully Steeped in Mexican Tradition

Following the success of last year’s Moana, Disney’s latest animated collaboration with Pixar is another exploration of a culture rarely seen on screen. Coco presents a dazzling and heartwarming coming of age tale about the importance of family with the most visually stunning animation of the year. Set during Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, the film follows Miguel, a young boy dreaming of becoming a musician. However, his family … Continue reading ‘Coco’ is a Sensational, Musical Adventure Beautifully Steeped in Mexican Tradition