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  • Resident Evil

    Resident Evil

    I first saw this film about ten years ago now. In the film series, I've seen three entries, including this one, and before this rewatch I would consider myself not a fan. As preparation for a review of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, I bought the five-film Blu-ray set and I told myself I had to watch every single one and write something about this series.

    I put on this one, Resident Evil, and I honestly couldn't keep focus. It…

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★

    Jackie is the one film this year that perfectly encapsulates the cloud despair this nation is going through currently. Moments like Robert Kennedy talking about the missed opportunities, the advances for the nation's betterment that John F. Kennedy would never get to achieve, resent more now in the hopelessness of Trump's America.

    The scene in which Jackie Kennedy walks through the White House while still wearing her blood-soaked dress from her husband's assassination pretty much sums up our current political climate.

    Grief with no clear remedy. 2016.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    Shades Were Made For Lovely Days Like This: A Look at Mad Max: Fury Road: Black & Chrome

    Director George Miller states in a promo video for the release of Mad Max: Fury Road: Black & Chrome that he believes this is the best version of the film. Having seen a black and white dupe of The Road Warrior during post-production, he was intrigued with how the removal of color made the movie feel more “abstract” and “iconic”. Decades later, Miller went…

  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple

    ★★★★★

    What is it about the neo-noir genre that attracts first-time filmmakers? Is it that the genre is minimalistic in nature, necessitating a well-constructed script and exceptional performances over high production value? Or is it because bad guys with guns and sexy ladies are cool? Either might be the case for the Coen brothers and their debut film, Blood Simple. Even though the brothers raised funds for the production by going door-to-door and used an array of homemade camera rigs, with…