Posts By: Evan Kern

Jason Bourne (2016) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern As one of the roles that catapulted Matt Damon to super-stardom, the Jason Bourne character will forever be revered by fans of his and of espionage thrillers. In interviews, he’s said, himself, that it’s one of his favorite roles of his career…but when is too much of a good thing a bad thing?… Read more »

Rewind Review – Hardcore Henry (2016)

Follow @theREELevankern A film shot almost entirely on GoPro? Sign me up!! The first thing that stuck out to me about this film was, of course, the “play-style”. If it’s unclear from just looking at the trailers, yes, the movie does play out like a first-person shooter—from the plot, to the way the narrative pans… Read more »

Rewind Review – The Witch (2016)

Follow @theREELevankern The “VVitch”: A New-England Folktale. Here’s a period psychological thriller that breeds paranoia in its audience from the opening sequences and doesn’t let up until the credits roll. When my theatre got this show earlier in the year, I knew what it was supposed to be, but a lot of people that walked… Read more »

Lights Out (2016) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern // I’ll just get right down to it: I was pumped for this film ever since I found out it was actually a thing. The short-film was an artistic marvel—like many other YouTube horror short-films I’ve seen—and so, I thought, what could possibly get lost in translation? Well, I didn’t like it as… Read more »

Ghostbusters (2016) – 10 Pros

*WARNING – THIS ARTICLE MAY FEATURE SPOILERS.* Follow @theREELevankern // I, like many others, was dreading yet another Hollywood remake from the first moment I heard about Ghostbusters. But I let my mind wander free of all my reservations before I even sat down in the theatre—I was even a bit excited to see what… Read more »

The Infiltrator (2016) – Film Review

Follow @theREELevankern // If there’s one thing I love to see in historically-grounded movies, it’s the use of the real-life inspiration in its presentation. From James Cameron’s use of actual footage in Titanic, to Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain showcasing the for-real mugshots in the end credits, it’s just that extra mile that “based on… Read more »