Madison Brek

Enjoys watching sunrises and sunsets, but prefers watching the Richard Linklater trilogy.
Under The Silver Lake Andrew Garfield

‘Under The Silver Lake’ Review: An Explosively Funny Neo-Noir Destined for Cult Classic Status

By Madison Brek 

Andrew Garfield shines in ‘It Follows’ writer-director David Robert Mitchell’s much-anticipated follow-up.

John Cassavetes

How John Cassavetes Pioneered Independent Filmmaking

By Madison Brek 

There’s a reason why people like Martin Scorsese frequently cite the writer-director as an influence.

You Were Never Really Here

How ‘You Were Never Really Here’ Deconstructs Cinematic Violence and the Damaged Male Savior

By Madison Brek 

By sparsely depicting graphic violence and presenting a non-glorified pseudo-hero, this film changes the game.

Rosie Perez Do The Right Thing Dance Scenes

A Tribute to Dance Scenes in Non-Musicals

By Madison Brek 

There’s nothing greater than a perfect dance scene.

Heaven Knows What Arielle Holmes

9 Great Performances by First-Time Actors

By Madison Brek 

“Cinema is a mirror of reality and it is a filter.”

James Stewart Mr Smith

A Beginner’s Guide to James Stewart

By Madison Brek 

An introduction to Hollywood’s classic everyman.

Tom Ripley

The Tom Ripley Showdown

By Madison Brek 

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest Tom Ripley of all?

Sgt Stubby

‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ Review: Great Dog, Mediocre Movie

By Madison Brek 

This American hero will have trouble finding an audience.


The Art of the Unconventional Adaptation

By Madison Brek 

Films like ‘Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters’ and ‘Adaptation’ prove that sometimes an unconventional journey from page to screen is the most interesting one.