*** Just a small little note before you get started, I began writing this review while still traveling through Cambodia (I was in Phnom Penh at the Eighty8 Backpackers hostel to be precise) and made the finishing touches back Stateside. Anyways, just felt like that was important, journalistic integrity or something… ***
This film is […]
“People either love Wes Anderson or hate him.” I’ve heard that one a good amount over the years, never really giving the statement much thought due to its cliche nature (either/or statements with the words “love” and “hate” often are). However – and this is a risky however – I give a wealth of credence […]
What pushes my movie-going experience from good to fantastic stems from a simple emotional response, surprise. It is really something so elementary, but vastly under appreciated by what I will call the “mass.” Nine times out of ten, I leave the theater taking the walk of shame to my car feeling neither used […]
Sundance is often synonymous with the independent film scene and the hell-freezing arctic tundra. It is always a bittersweet moment when this film festival comes and goes every year. Reading up on all the fan and critic favorite films quickly raises my anticipation for the rest of the year. Then the bitterness roles in as […]
The popular demand of this filmic generation has its glimpses of disconcertion. Generally, I try not to fret about what is being watched, it is when a special piece of cinema goes unwatched by the far majority of the population that grinds my gears (that is not even that great of a reference, but I […]
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. […]
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