An eight year old boy named Cole believes he can see into the world of the dead and a child psychologist named Malcolm comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people. At this point most people talk about the twist of the film. I was one of the people who missed it throughout my first viewing. M. Night Shyamalan crafted a great ghost story, and introduced us all to his method of storytelling in the process. While he’s had a few duds lately, this is one of his best films, and Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment sell every scene they’re in. Can’t recommend this one enough.
The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Michael B. Jordan’s performance in this film is fantastic. We get a great look at a flawed human being who’s just trying to get his life on track before things go horribly wrong. It’s unfortunately become a big thing in the news because this keeps happening, but the film definitely paints a picture of what sort of events actually lead up to a complete overreaction by those in authority.
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Late Phases (2014)
The Identical (2014)
When people in a South Korean suburb start dropping like flies from a deadly airborne respiratory disease, the area is quarantined and chaos reigns. There is a lot going on with this film and it does a great job balancing out the story with all the characters. This is very much a virus thriller in that it keeps you in suspense throughout. The actors do a great job, and the actress in the role of the little girl isn’t just adorable, but acts right along with the adult actors. It’s interesting to see how filmmakers in Korea believe things would go down with a super virus, and on top of that, the U.S. interference while the Korean people are just trying to do their jobs. If you like films like Outbreak, this is right up your alley.
Born the same year as Star Wars, it seems Ashe was destined to be into films with big impacts, explosions, and laser swords. With a love for sci-fi and horror, Ashe has a thing for games of both the tabletop and video variety. He is living a charmed, married life of sixteen years, along with several cats, a dog, and a bearded dragon. Ashe currently writes for Diehard Gamefan, covering video and tabletop games since 2008. Starting with Cinefessions just a few years ago, he has decided to tackle one of his original passions: film.