PROPHET'S PREY

Amy Berg’s new documentary Prophet’s Prey is similar to her 2014 release of an FF2 Media favorite, An Open Secret. This time, Berg’s compelling storytelling captures the exploitation of children (and adults) in the community of FLDS – the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid…

JURASSIC WORLD

Chris Pratt leads an allegorical, action-packed continuation of the Jurassic Park franchise, set 20 years after the events of the original film. Despite a satisfactory script and heavy reliance on CGI, the entertaining Jurassic World takes you on a perilous journey, back to the infamous park that has terrorized audiences for two decades. (BKP: 4/5)…

REDEEMER

In an era of entertainment saturated with superheroes, Redeemer tells a familiar tale about a vigilante whose dark past leads him down the path of justice. The low-budget action film quickly becomes repetitive, relying too heavily on gruesome martial-arts-type fight sequences. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky The hooded hero, known around South…

PREGGOLAND

  Review of Preggoland by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Writer Sonja Bennett stars in the Canadian comedy about a woman who attempts to earn respect from friends and family by faking her own pregnancy. Despite its impractical premise and use of gender stereotypes, the story slowly finds its heart while providing a few laughs –…

HOMBRES A LA CARTA

Review of Hombres A La Carta by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Screenwriter Solanny Valdelamar Correa tells the story of a 36-year-old woman in a race with her ticking biological clock. Bordering between relatable and implausible, Hombres A La Carta (“Men on Demand”) follows “Cecilia” (Chichila Navia) and her contemporary ways of finding a husband…

HELICOPTER MOM

Review of Helicopter Mom by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Nia Vardalos stars as “Maggie Cooper,” a trying-too-hard mother who can’t seem to let her son find his own identity. From its depiction of LGBT youth to the caricatures of women on the PTA, Helicopter Mom is inundated with stereotypes. However, the well-intentioned film has…

THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT

Review of The Human Experiment by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Dana Nachman’s documentary studies the correlation between chemicals in everyday products and the increasing health defects infiltrating America. The film intimately follows three women and their stories of infertility, autism, and painful skin conditions, along with other environmental issues lobbied for lawmakers to change.…