Sometimes, the best forms of art is created from what we know. "Write/make what you know." The usual advice given to most writers, directors, creators, and artists in general.
Courtney Cheshire must've taken this kind of advice to heart as her latest short film is a biographical one based on her life. It's a simple, yet effective, story about a girl--narrated by Courtney Cheshire as herself; or at least the girl in question--as she chronicles the bittersweet change she begins…
I'm stunned that Jennifer Kent found a way to take one of the creepiest creatures to come on screen in years and turn it into one of the most hilarious, adorable (albeit terrifying to a lesser degree) little things that the whole family can enjoy. I just want to put Lil' Dook in my pocket and take him for a walk through the park.
I don't think I can ever watch The Babadook again without picturing the thing in a…
Even in a 10 minute short made 10 years ago, Jennifer Kent (the director of The Babadook) had a knack for creating an eerie atmosphere featuring an annoying wild child, scary shadowy figures, and a creepy children's book.
This is basically a more condensed version of The Babadook with an allegory that feels slightly different, but manages to be just as impressive as the feature film.
As I noted earlier in my little list reflection of Wes Craven (may he rest in peace), me and my friends were having this big discussion about the Nightmare films before we even found out Wes Craven had died. One of my friends insisted that I borrow his dvd for Never Sleep Again so I could check out the documentary. I had planned on watching it today anyway because I don't like holding on to anything somebody loaned to me…
If it's in a word, or if it's in a book
You can't get rid of the Babadook.
If you're really a clever one
and know what to see
Then you can make friends with a special one
A friend of you and me
His name is Mister Babadook
And this is his book
A rumbling sound, then three sharp knocks
That's when you know he's around.
You'll see him if you look
This what he wears on top,…
Everybody needs to see CB4 immediately after they see Straight Outta Compton.
It's not the most impressive of parodies...it's not the cleverest of parodies...but I'll be damned if it's not one of the funnier ones out there.
This is for hip hop heads what This Is Spinal Tap was for rock lovers.
As long as you're in on the jokes and understand what's being referenced, you should get some good laughs out of CB4.
Not to mention the soundtrack is amazing.
Hip Hop/Rap music is without a doubt my favorite musical genre. When done right (and not butchered into the ground by the likes of Young Thug and Fetty Wap), it's lyrical poetry that can reflect the harsh times of the modern era. It can provide a voice to a voiceless nation with a brand of intensity and emotion that separates itself from other genres. No rap group spoke on behalf of it's audience quite as strongly with as much impact…
Letterboxd's own Courtney Cheshire showed great potential and promise as a filmmaker with her 2 minute atmospheric short, Sacrosanct. For me, she proved to be the best rising filmmaker in Detroit who isn't me.
Kidding. She's miles ahead of me when it comes to filmmaking, but I digress.
When I learned of her latest, longer crack at short filmmaking with In God's Plan, I couldn't be more excited. But as we all know, great excitement only leads to great disappointment.…
Watching this back to back with NXT Brooklyn, NXT obviously had the superior show, but after seeing NXT, maybe my expectations were too high for Summerslam.
Still, it was a good show; if not a weird one. For every good match (minus Cesaro/Owens; arguably match of the night) there was a weird finish. But regardless of those finishes, most of the matches were all really fun. Taker vs Brock II was a blast to watch. Filled with amazing moments throughout…