‘War’: What is it Good For?

by Hunter Lanier on June 26, 2017

"War for the Planet of the Apes" had me worried. With the first word in the title and the average trilogy's tendency to up the ante in all the wrong ways, I expected something brash, bloated and focused on...

Just Like A ‘Wonder Woman’

by Hunter Lanier on June 14, 2017

In her fantastic 2003 film, "Monster," Patty Jenkins undertook the herculean—or should I say Amazonian—task of humanizing a serial killer, and somehow pulled it off. Her task with "Wonder Woman" is just as complicated, maybe...

“It Comes at Night” Is Horror Done Right

by Hunter Lanier on June 12, 2017

It may be true that there is nothing to fear but fear itself, but as "It Comes at Night" proves, fear itself is nothing to sneer at. In small doses, fear might produce involuntary spasms or mild...

‘Alien: Covenant’ Is Refreshingly Thoughtful Sci-Fi

by Hunter Lanier on May 22, 2017

If you think about it, space is the ultimate haunted house. It's dark, quiet—too quiet, some might say— and isolated. Things are likely to go bump in the night, because it is always night. No matter...

Tune In To ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2’

by Hunter Lanier on May 11, 2017

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" feels like it could be the B-side to the first film. It's a little bit weirder, a little less commercial (Baby Groot aside) and a little less catchy. The...

Award Winning Documentary To Debut In Houston

by Gabi De la Rosa on May 8, 2017

Maria Sotolongo got her start in TV in Houston as an entertainment reporter and then moved to Dallas where she worked as a meteorologist for FOX News, but Breathe: The Home Birth Documentary is her...

Playing with ‘Free Fire’

by Hunter Lanier on April 26, 2017

It's a simple weapons deal. The meeting place is an abandoned warehouse.  One party has the guns, and the other, the money. They are to change hands and--whoops, there's the kicker: the hands. The hands are attached...

‘The Lost City of Z’: A Love Story

by Hunter Lanier on April 24, 2017

"The Lost City of Z" begins rather modestly. Percy Fawcett leaves his family to go on a mission—for their own good, or so he tells himself. Before he leaves, his wife tell him she's pregnant, which...