John Oursler

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  • Making magnificent use of the Laotian landscape and tribal traditions, Australian director Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket is a coming-of-age tale infused with fantastic elements that more than compensate for its predictability. In every set of...

  • For anyone itching to see Stephen Dorff portray an Israeli POW, your opportunity has finally arrived. Zaytoun follows Dorff's Yoni, an Israeli pilot imprisoned by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1982 Beirut. In captivity...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Alicia Scherson's enthralling Il Futuro asks the question no one wants to hear: How would you see the world after a personal tragedy? When her parents are killed in a car accident, teenage Bianca (Manuela Martelli) is forced to face this existenti...

  • There's something unsettling about Anne Fontaine's Adore, and, surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the film's two middle-aged women who fall in love with each other's teenage sons. The cougars in question are Lil and Roz, best friends...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    There's something unsettling about Anne Fontaine's Adore, and, surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the two middle-aged women who fall in love with each other's teenage sons in the film. The cougars in question are Lil and Roz, best friends sin...

  • The ingredients of successful young-adult fantasy franchises have, with repetition, become immediately apparent: easily identifiable heroes and immersive, magical world-building. For every multi-film Harry Potter phenomenon there's a handful of...