Jon Espino

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Art imitates life is something I firmly believe. Films, even those based in science fiction, deliver some sort of metaphor that can be applied to our daily lives. Denis Villeneuve has built a career on delivering these moralistic lessons or reminders that we know are based in some sort of societal truth. ...continue »
King Cobra is becoming a national sensation and is the first film about gay porn to make it this close to mainstream media. The film features Christian Slater, James Franco, Alicia Silverstone, and Molly Ringwald. Writer/Director Justin Kelly brings to life this shocking true story that shook the porn industry and ended in murder. ...continue »
Within the last decade, we have witnessed a new, cinematic renaissance with comic books. They have slowly been saturating our screens and the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing down. Growing up, I would never have imagined that I would see so many of my favorite comic book characters into another of my favorite mediums: television. ...continue »
Every year, we wait with bated breath to see what the line-up for this year’s Chicago International Film Festival will be. Can they possibly outdo last year’s selections? What gems have they found for us to view? In its 52nd year, this festival shows no signs of stopping. ...continue »
In a growing world where people’s differences are being considered a cause for fear and violence, we need more films that value inclusion of those who don’t meet the status quo. Especially with Trump mania poisoning our youth, we need messages like the one Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children offers, even if the film itself is far from perfect. ...continue »