Ferocious. Jeremy Saulnier directs cinema that beats you to a pulp and just when you think you can breathe, he lays one more gut punch on you to ensure the experience resonates. Ferocious. Absolutely ferocious. The sound of male angst pulses through the graffiti drenched walls and you can almost see the amount of hate that has permeated that plaster over time. There was a time when I labeled myself as "punk rock" and I would wander the halls of…
Kevin Smith is irritable as a filmmaker. That's not even factoring the evident lack of knowledge he shows through interviews, the debacle with self-distribution regarding Red State, his petty feud with Bruce Willis and critics and film students when panned for Cop Out, and thinking modern filmmakers shouldn't have to watch classic cinema because they can vicariously digest them through watching the works of other filmmakers who have already seen said classic films themselves.
Ha! His ineptitude to make cinematic…
First bewitched into an insular world, then coaxed to stay and leave behind the rest even until the Earthwave tabletops cake with dirt, grime and scuzz and the Harvest Gold walls perish into blood shambles and sweat. The narrative structures as soundly as the social classes stacked upon each other in a Teetering vertical Snowpiercer.
Wheatley's execution constructs an idiosyncratic 70s-epoch, more imitative of a contemporary flashback hallucinosis - prochronistic renditions of Abba and terrific Clint Mansell ElectroPizazz - and…
Prince died today. Today is cancelled.
If you need me, I'll be watching this movie and playing his Greatest Hits album for the rest of the day.
He was my favorite musical artist.
He was an enigmatic persona if I ever saw one.
He was Prince. What else is there to say?
RIP. Rest in Purple.
So Prince was basically a god? We lost him too soon, it's still hard to believe he's gone, and I'm kind of kicking myself for not getting into his stuff while he was still around. I knew who he was and what his general deal was, of course, but I've spent these last few days getting a real Prince education. I don't have any of these stories I'm seeing all over the site about how his music impacted my life…
To try and summarize my relationship with Prince would be akin to writing my own biography. My mom's water broke while she was listening to Sign' O' The Times on loop. One of my first memories was dancing to a mix-tape my mom made during high-school which featured Bananarama, The Bangles, The Go-Go's and Prince. That first exposure to music helped shape the kind of music I would later become obsessed with, and that was thanks to my mom. My…
My birthday was last week and my girlfriend decided we should take a trip to Vermont for the weekend. She chose a Bed & Breakfast in Windsor, VT, and a couple days later she sees that there is a film festival in progress in Monteplier, VT, the tiny capital of the state. If that's not good timing, I don't know what is. So we'll be staying about an hour away during the last weekend of the Green Mountain Film Festival. But…
Yes, I watched this
Yes, I'm giving it 3 stars
That's a real 3 stars too; If I was taking into account the source material and the intended audience, this could push for 4+ stars...I'll explain
The first 30 minutes or so are B-movie, corny, horribly written and acted. And those 30 minutes are hysterical. I was laughing at almost every line of dialogue, and laughing hard. I can't quite tell if any of this was intentional, which is ideal.…
Thursday felt like a cruel, cruel day. I've never been so affected by a musicians death before. Bowie caught me off guard but this? Man oh man, I've been struggling to comprehend it since I head the news. Like fans everywhere I wanted to be close to the man again, trying to fill the void his passing has left behind. Purple Rain was the easy choice but I've had this sitting around for some time now and the moment couldn't…
"Tell me now about entanglement. Einstein's spooky action at a distance. Is it related to quantum theory?"
"Hmm. No. I mean, it's not a theory. It's proven."
"How it's go again?"
"When you separate an entwined particle and you move both parts away from the other, even at opposite ends of the universe, if you alter or affect one, the other will be identically altered or affected."
"Spooky. Even at opposite ends of the universe?"
Often we see films…