Emily Strong

“I like being shipwrecked!” As far as Hitchcock romantic comedies go, well…you probably did not even know one existed! (I did not even know one existed). In fact, the whole idea that Alfred Hitchcock...
Well, this one definitely flew under the radar. After its initial premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival , Mass quietly made its festival rounds, then only to be played in a very few select theat...
Perhaps one of, if not the most important film movement in cinema’s history is that of the French New Wave, that made its audacious emergence in the late 1950’s and lasted until about the late 1960’s....
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” Coming off the 2018’s western anthology film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs , audiences were probably not anticipating the Coen brothers...
“Immoral women shouldn't work in banks, you know. They might corrupt the young dollar bills.” Small towns can be so wonderful, can’t they? Everybody knows one another so well. It can be like having on...
“The mob doesn’t think. It has a mind of its own.” In 1933, some loud-mouthed man with a tiny mustache and a weird haircut rose to power in the country of Germany. His name, I believe, was Adolf Hitle...
It’s quite hard to believe that the writer/director of such a modest, coming-of-age tale like Songs My Brothers Taught Me is the same person who just delivered us Marvel ’s latest installment, Eternal...
Continuing his string of slow-burn, meditative science fiction films, director Denis Villeneuve ’s version of Dune has finally given the epic tale a much-deserved justice. Now…I am not here to drag Da...
“A fable from a true tragedy.” From the moment Spencer opens with these words, any preconceived notions that the audience has about sitting down for a conventional biopic is completely thrown out the...
In 1992, the first feature film made by a Scottish woman was released. That was Margaret Tait with Blue Black Permanent . Seven years later, Lynne Ramsay became the second with her own feature debut,...
The new comedy starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson called The Hustle is an almost identical remake of the 1988 classic comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin -...
“God will not punish those who tell the truth.” One story – three conflicting points of view – two possible outcomes. Though set in the end of the long-ago time of the late 14th century, director Ridl...
“That’s the one thing I’ve learned about clients. Dead ones don’t pay their bills.” Famed scientist and cheesemaker John Hay Forrest has died driving off of a cliff. It seems to be suicide, but the da...
Writer/director Julia Ducournau ’s sophomore feature film, Titane , is definitely one of the wildest and most shocking films that you will ever see…but in all of the best ways. You will squirm. You wi...
“Didn’t you ever need someone?” “All the time.” As director Neil Jordan would describe it, Mona Lisa revolves around the idea of (and I’m paraphrasing here) a man not understanding women. And while th...