Seldom does one get to watch a film whose imagery is so rich with emotion, color, and thought as Natural Born Killers. I almost want to say that one could watch Natural Born Killers muted and get a rewarding experience, but that would deprive the viewer of the incredible soundtrack. I love all the visual aspects of this. The switching from color to black-and-white, the set designs, the costumes, and the editing. The MTV-esque camera angles, replays, and quick-shots outlast…
From what I had heard, I expected Boyhood to be like Forrest Gump, in that Gump was Baby Boomers: Greatest Hits and Boyhood would be Millennials: Greatest Hits. In a way, Boyhood is sort of a mixtape of the pop culture from 2002 to now, but the film transcends the "oh I remember that" moments and the best and most memorable bits become the "I identify with that" moments.
Holding out on giving this five stars until the I see this again next week.
Guardians of the Galaxy is, as my brother told me at the end of the film, Hellboy meets Star Wars and I agree wholeheartedly. All three films are about a ragtag band of heroes trying to stop the big bad. What sets Guardians of the Galaxy apart is the same thing that set Hellboy and Star Wars apart from the films before them; they've got…
It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.
There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…