Blake Lively at her best in twisty, original 'A Simple Favor'
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Blake Lively at her best in twisty, original 'A Simple Favor'

A Simple Favor is a compelling and strange comedy-thriller hybrid from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy, Ghostbusters) and screenwriter Jessica Sharzer (Nerve). When Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) meets mysterious fellow mom Emily (Blake Lively) at her son’s elementary school, their fast friendship quickly spirals into a wild ride involving missing persons and mistaken identities. While not…

'Science Fair' inspires the younger generation to succeed in the scientific field
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'Science Fair' inspires the younger generation to succeed in the scientific field

In director and writer Cristina Costantini’s multi-award winning film Science Fair, co-directed and co-written by Darren Foster, the stories of various high school science students are told. This feature is a “brilliant and quirky” appreciation of the teenage genii that the rest of the world will one day depend upon. (SYJ:4.5/5) Review written by FF2…

'Skate Kitchen' fails to do female skateboarders justice
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'Skate Kitchen' fails to do female skateboarders justice

Skate Kitchen (written and directed by Crystal Moselle) follows a close-knit New York City female skateboarding clique and follows them through their lives of tricks, drama, and freedom, using mostly non-actors. While Skate Kitchen's premise and back-story are indeed valid and promising, the portrait ultimately falls short of successfully capturing these powerful women's stories. (DLH: 2.5/5) Read FF2…

'The Row'—a sorority horror with a detective father and a serial killer
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'The Row'—a sorority horror with a detective father and a serial killer

Sorority sisters, a serial killer, and a hidden past—Sarah Scougal writes a new addition to the traditional sorority horror genre. Directed by Matty Beckerman, “The Row” stars Lala Kent as a newly initiated sorority girl, and Randy Couture as the father-detective. With a killer loose on the college campus, members of a sorority club find…