Emily Strong

“I’m not an animal!” I don’t need to tell you that Robert De Niro is arguably one of the best and most committed actors to ever live. I don’t need to tell you that Joe Pesci ’s mere presence in a coun...
“At-mos-phè-re! At-mos-phè-re! Do I look like an at-mos-phè-re?” Atmosphere is precisely what Marcel Carné ’s Hôtel du Nord is all about. Arletty’s character of Raymonde (a prostitute) shouts these wo...
“Don’t jump to conclusions.” Well, it’s a whodunnit. When you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, right? Well, that’s at least how our narrator, American film director Leo Kopernick ( Adrien Brody ), p...
The first impression I get from writer/director Christos Nikou ’s Apples is that it bears a strong resemblance to that of the films by fellow Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos . Blending deadpan, black...
Is it ever too late to start over? So, what would you do if your father came out of the closet at the age of 75 years old? Well, if you’re writer/director Mike Mills , you make a movie about it. And w...
Out of all of the films that director David Lean made during his legendary career, he admits himself that Summertime is his favorite. Not Dr. Zhivago . Not The Bridge on the River Kwai . Not Lawrence...
“Let’s forget about being afraid. Just take the adventure.” Just over ten years after the adorable and industrious one-inch-tall shell named Marcel stole the hearts of many with his hilarious and touc...
Well, they say everything is bigger in Texas, including its films, apparently. A giant story. A giant load of themes. Giant characters with giant lifestyles. And certainly, a giant runtime. If anythin...
“You'll never be big time because you're small time in your heart.” Vaudeville: a long-lost form of entertainment that couldn’t hold its own against the rising popularity of the movies and also eventu...
“Try to look more bereaved.” This isn’t how funerals are supposed to go. Or is it? Offering something arguably more realistic and touching than any other mopey, water-works-filled funeral sequence/mov...
Everything seems nice enough. The neighbors are friendly. The apartment is modern and clean. Her husband has a good job. But to Julia ( Maika Monroe ), something is wrong – everything is wrong. From t...
Are there two sides to everyone? One good and simple. The other…bordering on evil perhaps. And does this “evil” side live in all of us just waiting to be unleashed? While attending church one morning,...
In the case of mistaken identity, how far would you go to clear your name and set the record straight? In Joseph Losey ’s gritty and disturbing nightmare, Mr. Klein, the title character (played by Fre...
It is not your average revenge flick. Nor is it what you would expect from director Henri Verneuil and star Jean-Paul Belmondo for what was their seventh picture together. There are no jaw-dropping st...
I think that everyone knows that those early teen years were…confusing…to say the least. Everyone has had their own traumatizing experiences from that time (whether you choose to remember them or not)...