To be completely honest, I spent most of 2013 watching older films. Yet as much as I wanted to see great films like 12 Years a Slave and The Act of Killing, I instead saw crap like Man of Steel. I am ashamed. I’ll probably end up seeing more of the big titles into 2014, […]
Comic book superhero films make some of the biggest box office bucks in today’s movie industry. There are so many of these films that they can be classified as a genre of their own. But I feel to be classified as one, a live action comic book superhero film must be based off of this […]
Harry Brown is a great companion piece to Michael Winner’s gritty 1974 actioner Death Wish. They are both dramatic and intense vigilante films that rely more on their characters and drama than their graphic and sudden action scenes. Where Death Wish feels slightly restrained at some points, Harry Brown is a full onslaught of emotions. […]
Only God Forgives is a hypnotic, surreal, and dream-like film. Much like Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Only God Forgives moves at a slow pace with steady camera work and engrossing imagery. Refn’s previous film, Drive (2011), is an art film that is more accessible to the casual film goer. However, it should be […]
V/H/S/2 is a bigger and better successor to last year’s V/H/S. For those not familiar with the V/H/S series, V/H/S is a combination of two popular styles of horror filmmaking. The film is first and foremost an anthology film. Anthology films usually contain an overarching story that serves to introduce and present us with usually three to five unrelated short stories. […]
Room 237 is a hypnotic documentary that serves two important purposes. #1: The Shining is an insanely complex and ingenius piece of art. #2: Anyone can perceive a film radically different from someone else. The documentary presents six varying opinions on the secrets and imagery hidden within the confines of Kubrick’s horror masterpiece. However, we […]
Wu Xia is a beautifully photographed Chinese actioner that feels like an extended episode of C.S.I. Think of it as C.S.I. China if you will. The film tells the story of Liu Jinxi, portrayed by Donnie Yen. When Jinxi goes to the store one morning, two thieves rob the store. Jinxi defends the elderly workers […]
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