Movie Review – The Neon Demon


The high-profile world of professional modeling is a risky business. Lost under the glitz, glamour and fashion are those yearning for the validation of a popular few. Though breaking into the business is easier said than done, maintaining relevancy is the name of the game. In a business where you’re considered “old” by 21 years old, newcomer Jessie (Elle Fanning) is naturally turning heads. Fresh off a sweet sixteen, Jessie has arrived in Los Angeles to become a model. After her first photo shoot, Jessie hangs out with new friend Ruby, a makeup artist (Jena Malone) and Ruby’s other model friends Sarah (Abbey Lee) and Gigi (Bella Heathcote). Wary of the new kid on the block, veterans Sarah and Gigi aren’t as welcoming. Adding to her struggles are Jessie’s living conditions. Renting a seedy motel in suburban Pasadena from a less than trustworthy guy, Jessie is in more danger than she realizes.  Continue reading “Movie Review – The Neon Demon”

Movie Review – John Wick

After a storied career as a trained killer, our hero looks to retire his special set of  “skills”. However this isn’t Taken. Recently widowed, our hero finds solace in his quieter surroundings when thugs of Eastern European (probably Russian), shatters the calm by senselessly hurting a loved one. No, this isn’t The Equalizer. What sets John Wick apart from these successful films how upfront the film is with its ridiculousness. When word of his son’s idiocy, gets back to Mob Boss, Viggo (Michael Nyqvist) Tarasov he simply tells Iosef:


“It’s not what you did that angers me so, it’s who you did it to.” Described as “the man you send to kill the Boogeyman”, John Wick is not the man you’d want to piss off. Ever. 




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