I am quite mad at myself for taking this long to watch Steve McQueen’s Shame. When it came out in 2011, I had a brief understanding of what it entailed. The NC-17 rating was part of my knowledge and I had heard there was copious amounts of sex. Although true and true, I failed to gather […]
Films are not always defined by their career on the big screen or the box office numbers they generate. Just last year, The Avengers broke box office records, generating over $1.5 billion worldwide (plus millions more with DVD and Blu-ray sales), yet after all this success, the film was rewarded with one lonely Oscar nomination. On […]
Switching back and forth between film noir and neo-noir can always be an interesting process. The styles and techniques used and forgotten can sometimes really define the quality of the film you happen to be watching. Such is especially true for the neo-noir style, because of its direct comparison to many great pieces of American […]
What is interesting about the “coming of age” theme is how it never seems to go out of style. We are often looking for a release, whether that means watching someone share our struggle or watching someone go through something even worse. Goats takes its audience down that very path, bringing forward new ideas in the […]
There is a darkness about this film that deems satisfying, at times seeming to bring pleasure in unusual ways. Sometimes we are in a mood we don’t want healed, often creating a picture we want to stick to. Dark. But its not necessarily a bad thing, rather it is often a release of some kind. The […]
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Godless (Mini-Series...: Godless offers a good remedy for that cowboy itch left by Deadwood ten years ago. Here is a wes...