Tag Archives: Kathryn Newton

FILM REVIEW: Ben Is Back (2018)

Ben Is Back is a personal film for its writer and director, Peter Hedges. While not based on any one true story, it is reportedly a response to the death of his friend due to a drug overdose, the near death of his niece, as well as the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hedges’ mother, also, is a recovered alcoholic. Given the personal ties, it is only fitting that his film should star his son and man-of-the-moment, Lucas Hedges. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Ben Is Back (2018)

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FILM REVIEW: Blockers (2018)

Parents cock-blocking their kids. This is where cinema is at in 2018. Teenage girls being reminded that they don’t know better and need John Cena to come save them. But while it sounds a bit on the nose, it’s thankfully not the steaming pile of crap it could have been. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Blockers (2018)