I admire Robert Eggers' The VVitch more than I like it. Eggers has written and directed an ambitious horror movie that looks amazing on the screen. You can't deny Eggers put his heart and soul, filming and writing, The VVitch
The cinematography with the old school vibe deserves the highest praise I can give. The 1:66:1 aspect ratio crafted by Jarin Blaschke, to me, is the overall highlight of the movie. I love the opening shot, as the family is…
The Magnificent Seven surprised me. It pays homage to Seven Samurai and the the 1960 version of The Magnificent Seven, but it does it in a way that's not so obvious. This is a fresh reboot with its own story.
This isn't a Denzel driven story, it's an ensemble cast, with each of the Seven, having more than one moment to shine. I didn't want any of them to die. Denzel was born to be a cowboy. Of course Fuqua…
There are a lot of movies that end up making you uncomfortable while watching them, be intentionally or unintentionally.
We have our own buttons that people love to push, but then there are sometimes where simply pushing them isn't enough. Some go furiously jab at them at a sporadic pace for over two hours until you finally break down and accept the harsh realities of it all.
With that being said, "Happiness" is the most uncomfortable movie I've ever seen…
im not sure if it would do anything to improve anyone's chances of survival but regardless i feel like someone really ought to apologize to Ms. Blair Witch. she was tortured to death by shitty colonists and now all she wants to do is live her death peacefully in her fixer upper in the middle of the woods and meddling kids won't leave her alone!! im sorry blair witch. i love and respect you. i won't bother u.
It's hard to think of many films that burst with such flavor, energy, and well done, feel good nature than Jon Favreau's "Chef".
It's the type of movie I probably should have watched at least a good dozen times by now but due to laziness and lack of any real desire to view it for myself, kept me from joining along with Favreau and crew around for the ride.
My, how silly was that of me!
This is some of…
In the past eleven years since it's release, we've seen a lot of Superhero/Comic Book movies, haven't we? They've become the template for Hollywood to fall back onto when in the desperate needs to keep theaters from becoming completely irrelevant.
From the high adrenaline kicks of Marvel's recent Cinematic Universe, to the darkest (and messiest) of DC's own starting up world of titular heroes existing within the same realms of each other, to even Fox's recent output of Mutants have…
"She was wearing a white dress. She appeared like an angel. Out of this filthy mess, she is alone. They... cannot... touch... her."
A motion picture where dreams of neon and rain and clouds of steam seemingly make up the negative.
Some random thoughts after the annual re-watch:
- Not even a question in my mind that this is De Niro at his peak. It's all in the eyes. Haunted. Watchful. Gleaming.
- "Late for the Sky" sequence…
Okay, full disclosure, I've actually seen most of the original "Jungle Book" but I never finished it due to the fact I watched it on a VHS in the dead ass of night about two years ago and I was really tired so it never struck me to attempt to finish it a couple days after that.
I've never read the original novels (though, I've heard from both cases of Disney's adaptations it doesn't entirely matter) so I'm speaking purely…
What more do you want?
Look, it's one of the most highly acclamed movies of all time, pretty much everything that has or ever will be said has already been said about fifty times within the past fifty decades since it's original release! What more can I really add into something so highly regarded?
Well, I guess there is one thing I could say about it that is mostly brushed off from time to time when talking about…
This film reminds me a lot of "It Follows". In that, both are thrillers with a very 80s retro style that take influence from John Carpenter with very synth heavy scores and feature climaxes taking place in School buildings.
I like 80s movies. I like synth scores. I like movies that feature a lot of guns and people being stabbed/shot. There's a lot in this film that should automatically make it my favorite movie of all time, but for some…
Sometimes you just want to work at the Home Depot by day and shoot somebody in the head with a nail gun by night.
Denzel's character is complex. It's a good chance he's OCD, he has a mysterious past, likes to help hookers, is an avid reader and he's a weight loss coach. He also has super killer instinct vision. Trust me, you don't want to make him angry.
I like the way Antoine Fuqua makes it appear Denzel is…
Tremelo/whammy fuzz/wah contorts within string/brass gush/stammer
Blood and fat drip like rain from leaves after a storm if that storm left ears and eyes behind, no control, no mission, just reverberation.
When you are already dead and you know you are already dead but you are simply not dead enough.
To stumble into sunsets would be funny if not otherwise.
Your body is a chrysalis for the butterfly that is non-being, harbored within and burning like a negative-flame, accelerating the…
This is my second attempt to finish. I only made it fifty minutes in this round.
It seems like an impossible feat, to create a film without form. To craft an action movie without any ideas or sensibilities on how to frame it narratively OR visually. I’m a little hesitant to call this a movie because frankly that’s a little insulting. Movies are created to dazzle with visuals, provoke with thematics, and tug at us emotionally. If I wanted to…
Why does this movie mean so much to me? Why does a film about a guy doing his every day job on the moon leave me in such a pit of tears? Why does Duncan Jones' attention to detail make me envious of my own skills? Why does a movie made on a budget of five million dollars in 2009 look better than everything that has come out in the past five years?
Because Duncan Jones is a great storyteller,…
Christopher Nolan's legacy will be his ability to marry high-concept, intellectually challenging premises with profound human emotion, engaging us on both a cerebral level but also on a spiritual one. He'll be the director most credited with birthing a new generation of film lovers across the world; stretching the medium to it's limits and artfully exposing everyone to what modern cinema can be; what the medium can achieve when wielded by a master storyteller such as himself.
I saw Inception…