‘Krampus’ (2015) Review | IndieAdam

  Not much is expected out of a December Christmas-themed horror release, compiling fears of rushed production and contemporary genre prejudice. From the opening minutes of Krampus – animalistic shoppers tearing apart their local superstore and each other before mindlessly handing over thousands of dollars in exchange for holiday goods – this existential portrait western…

‘The Good Dinosaur’ (2015) | IndieAdam

An anomaly in many ways, Pixar’s sixteenth film, The Good Dinosaur, marks the first time the company has released two films in the same year—joining the animation mongrel’s other original feature, and summer success, Inside Out. Screenwriter, Meg LeFauve, however, red-hot following the simplistic emotional complexities of the latter, simplifies things with this heartwarming prehistoric…

‘Victor Frankenstein’ (2015) Review | IndieAdam

“It’s alive!” is perhaps one of the most famous proclamations in popular culture, but after countless attempts to revive Mary Shelly’s 19th-century monster for modern audiences, not to mention last years’ dreadful I, Frankenstein, the most appropriate follow-up to that very quote comes from the mouth of James McAvoy in this year’s Victor Frankenstein, which…

‘Creed’ (2015) Review | Indie Adam

When Rocky rocked theatres and The Academy in 1976, audiences cheered on as the less than $1 million-budgeted film grossed a knockout $176, 235, 247 at the box office. As the Italian Stallion, Sylvester Stallone gave a fighting voice to the thousands of working class Philadelphians by rising from those very streets to the world…

‘Legend’ (2015) Review | Indie Adam

Tom Hardy’s latest performances have complimented his shelled off exterior—portraying silent but deadly protagonists in films such as The Drop and Mad Max: Fury Road. Legend, however, from Academy Award winner Brain Helgeland (L.A. Confidential), offered the London-born star an opportunity to break that shell as the notorious East London twin gangsters, Ronnie and Reggie…

‘Secret In Their Eyes’ (2015) Review | Indie Adam

It isn’t often a Hollywood remake of an award-winning foreign film is able to garner the same reception—it’s even less common that a trailer for said film is more intriguing and well put together than the actual product. Thus, it’s no secret Billy Ray’s Secret In Their Eyes, a remake of 2009’s similarly-titled Oscar-winning Argentinian…

‘The 33’ (2015) Review | Indie Adam

In October of 2010 the world watched collectively as 33 Chilean miners ascended to the Atacama Desert surface following 69 harrowing days spent trapped 700 meters underground. Miraculously not a single casualty was reported, igniting tales of hope and life despite cadaverous conditions—coincidentally laying the groundwork for The 33, a cinematic retelling of the events…