March 20, 2015

REVIEWS: Insurgent & Kumiko The Treasure Hunter

Insurgent: "Imagine The Hunger Games without the irresistible charms of Jennifer Lawrence, the comic relief of Elizabeth Banks, the awe-striking fashions of the Capitol, the rich world-building and the pulse-racing action sequences. If you strip away all of that, you’re essentially left with the Divergent movies. It’s a franchise devoid of passion and personality, despite its heroes’ fight for freedom and individuality."

Kumiko The Treasure Hunter: "Like a fairy tale for a cynical modern world, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter gives us a broken heroine who believes in happy endings, pursuing her own no matter the cost. If the Oscars actually gave a damn about women’s stories, I’d tell you Kikuchi is an early frontrunner for Oscars 2016. But forget the award season, and focus up on what is an extraordinary film. Visually striking, emotionally gripping, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter is not to be missed."

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: (now out on VOD) "a collision of influences that blend into a surreal thriller that is sometimes creepy, sometimes sweet, but consistently spellbinding. It's impossibly cool, and deserves to be sought out."

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