Vampire’s Kiss (1989) — Every Nicolas Cage Movie

The movie Say what you will about Vampire’s Kiss (and I’m prepared to say a lot), but it’s not boring. No, far from it. It’s a film so unpredictable, so jarringly incoherent and tonally offbeat that you can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen next. The end result might not be something that feels […]… Continue reading Vampire’s Kiss (1989) — Every Nicolas Cage Movie

Top 10 Films of the Decade — Luke Atkins – Critic

Honorable Mentions: Parasite, The Master, Ex Machina, Roma, Zero Dark Thirty, The Wind Rises, Citizenfour, Birdman, Hell or High Water, Get Out 10. Fruitvale Station (2013) Fruitvale Station is superb. Based on a true story, it’s about a day in a man’s life. Unarmed, he was killed by police at its end. Playing a real […]… Continue reading Top 10 Films of the Decade — Luke Atkins – Critic

Top 10 Albums of the Decade — Luke Atkins – Critic

Honorable Mentions: Frank Ocean – Channel Orange, Lorde – Melodrama, Tame Impala – Currents, St. Vincent – St. Vincent, Beyoncé – Lemonade, Arcade Fire – The Suburbs, Grizzly Bear – Shields, Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues, Chrome Sparks – Sparks EP, Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! 10. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights (2017) […]… Continue reading Top 10 Albums of the Decade — Luke Atkins – Critic

The Americans (2013-2018) — Luke Atkins – Critic

This is the best show I’ve ever seen. Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad are up there, but, in my subjective opinion, nothing even remotely compares to The Americans. It begins with quite an impression—and only continues to improve and improve all the way to the finale (the best episode). What struck me first is […]… Continue reading The Americans (2013-2018) — Luke Atkins – Critic

Spirited Away (2001) — Luke Atkins – Critic

Spirited Away is the greatest animated film of all time. But to even call the Oscar-winning masterpiece an “animated film” feels like an insult to Hayao Miyazaki. It’s one of THE GREATEST—animated or not! It’s a game-changer, one that defied the perceived limits of animated films, one that continues to influence brilliant works from the… Continue reading Spirited Away (2001) — Luke Atkins – Critic

Next Festival: Thur. April 30th.

 Please email us at and we’ll reserve private seats for you FIRST ACT PROGRAM THEO: BEYOND EXPRESSION, 14min., Drama Directed by Lamu Yangchu Theo is a voice actor who lives behind the scenes. This attractive and intimate work has made him a new life when he has this real life where he is stuttering… Continue reading Next Festival: Thur. April 30th.