G-S-T Review…Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Few franchises have such enduring longevity and cultural awareness as Star Wars. For those either brought up on the affairs in a galaxy far, far away, or new to the series, the anticipation (and expectation) of a saga-capping generation-defining final chapter have rarely been higher. And it’s not like the creative team didn’t know that […]

G-S-T Review…Tim's Vermeer

Contrary to what the title might suggest, Tim’s Vermeer, is not an art documentary, at least not in the traditional sense. Instead, it plays out like an epic tale of one man’s unusual and fascinating obsession, the promise of discovery it holds, and where this leads both him and the audience as they follow alongside him […]

G-S-T Review…What's In a Name

What’s in a Name, or Le Prénom in French – which actually translates as “The Given Name” –  is a comedy of French farce about a dinner party that goes awry, directed by well-known screenwriters Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière (Renaissance, The Prodigies). The duo adapted the screenplay from their original hit play, […]

G-S-T Review…Thanks for Sharing

One thing writer/director Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are Alright) has going for him in his directorial debut, Thanks for Sharing, is that the subject matter on which the film is centered, sex addiction, is something seldom explored. Steve McQueen’s bold but brilliant film Shame – released last year with an NC-17 rating – dealt with it, […]