The Review

Independent Student Voice of UVU


May 2020

Author: Jason Pyles

The Directors Series:

In 1999, director M. Night Shyamalan stunned the world with a neck-breaking twist in The Sixth Sense, a film ranked among the top 100 movies of all time on the American Film Institute’s 2007 list.

Bee Movie gets a “C,” Denzel plays an “O.G.”

Bee Movie – As strange as this seems, Bee Movie is actually scarier than An Inconvenient Truth (2006). Relax. Its frightfulness will buzz right over the kids’ heads.While Al Gore’s documentary warns about global warming, Bee Movie has a plot that plays out some of the ramifications of "Colony Collapse Disorder," the name given to the alarming phenomenon where honey bees are inexplicably dying.

Groovy movies for wintertime watching

Headline: Groovy movies for wintertime watchingSub-head: Rental ideas when the weather outside is frightfulJason PylesLife writerAs the temperature drops and daylight hours diminish, it’s nice to have an idea list of seasonable movie rentals.Neglecting the "givens," such as White Christmas, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, and Elf, this list attempts to name lesser-seen movies.

Heartwarming fiction speaks real-life truth

Since Lars and the Real Girl is the sweetest movie of the year, Dan in Real Life can safely be called the happiest, feel-good movie of 2007.Remember how the end of Little Miss Sunshine and Hitch brought feelings of self-consciousness, for fear of potential Amélies in the theater looking back at us to see our gleeful, smiling faces?Dan in Real Life has similar good vibrations.

The Directors Series:

Imagine successfully working with your sibling. Now imagine two siblings whose collaborative efforts rank them among the foremost directors of independent filmmaking. Meet Joel and ….