Two groups, clutching their berets, commenting on art, letting their pinot noir's breathe in the South of France. Who's the bigger snob?
Marvel's latest offering fields questions of morality and political affiliations while providing some of the most fun and intense action we've seen from them yet.
I just got out of the 27-hour Marvel movie marathon (11 movies straight), which concluded with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I'm not sure it's necessarily the Age of Ultron as the title says, but the villain serves as a decent backdrop to a more serious narrative about the team of superheroes. Unfortunately, most of … Continue reading Mini-Review: THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)
5 predictions for the upcoming mega-blockbuster.
The nominations were announced for the 2015 Academy Awards, and shockingly there are some upset people. First, here are the nominees for the major awards: BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash BEST DIRECTOR Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Morten Tyldum … Continue reading Oscar Nominations, Selma Controversy, and more
For those interested, it's a vampire flick that's not really a vampire flick. The horror archetype is used effectively as a metaphor and as a convincing device to show the passage of time. In mythology the tale would have included gods discussing the days of yore and debating the merits of their contemporary society. In … Continue reading Thoughts on ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2013)
I tend to start my blog posts with a didactic statement about film, something I've learned about film that I want to illustrate with a particular movie, but this post will be different. This is likely going to come off as pretentious, but perhaps at the end you'll understand why. This is the film. I've … Continue reading Thoughts on “12 Years a Slave”
This will undoubtedly be the least read blog post in the history of the internet, and yet I will write it regardless. The transition of film from a soundless, purely visual medium to a truly visceral experience with the inception of recorded sound is the largest transformation film has made in its 100+ year history. … Continue reading Short Essay: Sound in Film and “The Neighbor’s Wife and Mine”
I'm hard-pressed to find a reason not to call Room 237 a proper documentary, but it really fails to feel like one. You could ask film scholars and critics their thoughts on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and fill a warehouse with the various responses. The fact that The Shining is open to interpretation is not news to anyone who knows film … Continue reading Thoughts on ROOM 237
Critical analysis and reviews can be difficult for a reader to assess and can often make them angry (see: The Dark Knight Rises). We know for a fact that people have wide-ranging opinions on movies, some of which are formed solely on expectation. One person's Citizen Kane is another person's Jack and Jill. I think the misunderstanding boils down … Continue reading How I Watch A Movie