A pilgrim looking for God’s Truth in the movies. Jesus is King.
Bama Rush 2023
A film as shallow as the culture it attempts to criticize.
This is a rare film where I can speak from firsthand experience about its exact subject matter. Well…sort of… I went to the ADPi house a couple times. That’s good enough, eh? So I will.
The premise of this doc is built upon the typical scapegoats of UA culture. Greeks are shallow. Southerners are racist. White girls are monolithic. It shapes its characters in the most default, uncreative, and…
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004
Far more nuanced than the TV series, mostly in the performance, cinematography, score, and production design departments, and therefore all the more compelling. Much more emotionally rich too—it’s not just trying to be off brand Wes Anderson. Jim Carey could kick Neil Patrick Harris’s butt.
The biggest problem is that it is quite evident that they didn’t know if the film would be getting a sequel or not, so the ending is mostly irresolute, but still has a halfhearted yet definite attempt to tie things up with a bow.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003
Sinbad rips his pants, and then there’s a match dissolve from his bare butt cheek to the full moon, and that’s the greatest edit I think I’ve ever seen.
Another gem from when Disney was willing to try anything. The plot is very straightforward, too straightforward, but its premise is extremely creative, and its visuals are nothing short of stunning, still to this day. Its tone is notably much more sober than the average Disney film and cements the film as a serious sci-fi drama.