Danielle Burgos

How Alfonso Cuarón Paid Tribute To The Women Who Raised Him In ‘Roma’

Alfonso Cuarón's latest film Roma, which comes out on Netflix and in select theaters on Dec. 14, is a look back at Mexico on the cusp of change, through a particular lens. Following a family undergoing as many upheavals as the country around them,…
By Danielle Burgos

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Will Hit Close To Home For So Many Viewers

Spoilers ahead. In early '70s Harlem, childhood friends Fonny (Stephan James) and Tish (KiKi Layne) fall in love. When 19-year old Tish finds she's pregnant, she has the full support of her family to build a life with Fonny...but their caring can't…
By Danielle Burgos

‘Lord Of The Rings’ Fans Will Want To Put This Fantasy Series On Their To-Read List

The steampunk dystopian book series Mortal Engines never got as much traction in the States as popular as Euro-import counterparts Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings. That might be about to change - a feature film based on the books is coming out…
By Danielle Burgos

23 Winter Horror Movies That Deliver Some Real Chills

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...so why not try something frightful and delightful and beat it at its own game? Instead of dragging yourself through the wind and slush, make it a movie night! And while you're snuggled cozily up inside, check…
By Danielle Burgos

Captain Marvel’s Absence From The ‘Avengers 4’ Trailer Shows How Important She Really Is

The Avengers 4 trailer dropped mere hours ago, and fans have already been dissecting it down to the last frame. But what's in the trailer isn't getting half as much buzz as what's not. There's only one movie before the upcoming Endgame seemingly…
By Danielle Burgos

‘Vox Lux’ Taps Into A Traumatic, Brutally Real Aspect Of American Culture

Vox Lux taps into two volatile turning points in the life of a singer-songwriter superstar: her post-fame emotional breakdown, and her formative beginning as she springs from the trauma of surviving a school shooting as a teenager. Vox Lux shows the…
By Danielle Burgos

Netflix’s New Body-Positive Comedy Will Make You Feel Better About The World

Dumplin' is a film about body acceptance, not just in the personal sense, but within societal expectations, "positive" as well as negative. In the Netflix movie, seemingly confident self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) — Will to…
By Danielle Burgos

The 15 Scariest Holiday Movies Streaming Right Now

Between the relentless cheer and goodwill towards one's fellow man during the coldest, darkest time of year, and endless push towards capitalist consumption under the guise of charity, the holidays can make you feel like you're stuck in your own…
By Danielle Burgos

If You Love ‘The Possession Of Hannah Grace,’ Look Out For These Upcoming Releases

Horror fans who can't get enough of body horror with a hint of spirit had to be thrilled with the frightening trailer for The Possession of Hannah Grace, coming to theaters Nov. 30. With its creepy mortuary setting and Pretty Little Liars star Shay…
By Danielle Burgos

This Zombie Christmas Musical Is A Lot Scarier Than You’d Expect

Musicals centered around the holidays just make sense — Christmas is the ultimate theater kid time of year, with outlandish decor, rampant singing, prancing encouraged, and glittering lights abounding. The holiday also attracted a fair share of…
By Danielle Burgos

Shay Mitchell’s New Horror Movie Has Some Freaky Real-Life Inspirations

When a burnt-out former cop decides to work her way back into society, she doesn't realize her new job at the morgue might force her to face more than her own demons. Exorcisms are a real enough practice, as are ex-police trying to cope with PTSD,…
By Danielle Burgos

11 Creepy Movie Characters Who Were Based On Even Creepier Real People

Watching movies (especially scary ones) can leave you feeling a little on edge afterwards, suspecting even the slightest shadows. Once the credits start to roll and we find ourselves back in reality, it can be comforting to remind ourselves…
By Danielle Burgos

This New Period Drama Is The Wildest History Lesson Ever

Director Yorgos Lathimos' latest film isn't set in the strange near-future dystopia of The Lobster, but firmly rooted in the past. Well, more like planted in the mud of the past. The Favourite follows intrigue at the court of Great Britain's Queen…
By Danielle Burgos

A ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ Sequel Could Take Its Characters To Outer Space

Disney dares a slight step out of the castle and into the overwhelming world of the internet with their latest animated feature, Ralph Breaks The Internet, out in theaters now. The video game villain who just wants to be liked and his friend, perky…
By Danielle Burgos

The Best Friends In ‘Green Book’ Didn’t Want Their Story Told Until After They Were Gone

The last thing anyone expected from one of the Farrelly brothers — the siblings infamous for some of the best gross-out comedies of the '90s — was a moving film about a friendship burgeoning between a Bronx bouncer and a classically trained pianist…
By Danielle Burgos

The ‘Creed’ Series Could Last Forever — If It Doesn’t Fall Into These Sequel Traps

Creed was an unexpected success in every aspect, being the the second feature from a young director just off an indie success, a revival of a franchise so sequeled-out it was repeatedly mocked for the fact in pop culture, and a star-making role for…
By Danielle Burgos

This Netflix Horror Movie May Be The Most Sensitive Portrayal Of Online Sex Work Yet — Really

Who are you? It's a philosophical question that's been posed throughout human history, but in a modern era when identity is more malleable than ever and individuals can reach worldwide audiences without leaving their homes, the answer has deeper…
By Danielle Burgos

This Horror Movie About Stolen Internet Identities Might Just Make You Delete That Finsta

A young woman logs in, only to find she's already logged in. Her exact doppelganger is performing as herself, and aside from small differences violating her own personal boundaries, no one seems to notice or understand. That's the plot behind the…
By Danielle Burgos

Why People Calling 'Widows' A "Heist Movie" Are Only Half Right

When their husbands die in a robbery gone south, three widows find their lives utterly upended, their futures at the mercy of their husbands' poor decisions, corrupt politicians, and vicious criminals. Working together they plan an audacious heist…
By Danielle Burgos

Harry Potter Fans Won’t Be Kept Waiting Long For The Next ‘Fantastic Beasts’

With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald about to hit theaters on Nov. 16, die-hard fans of the Potterverse are already clamoring to know more about author J.K. Rowling's latest peek into the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts. But asking…
By Danielle Burgos