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  • Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning

    Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning

    "I see something special and show it to the camera.
    The moment is held until someone sees it.
    Then it is theirs."
    - Sam Abell

    This quote from published National Geographic photographer, Sam Abell, profoundly describes the body of work that was produced by Dorothea Lange. Her work during the 20th century shaped the way America vied itself. She captured what she saw with a powerful angst and gave it to the world as an honest truth.

    While this was a film I (at first) unwillingly had to watch in my Art History course, it turned into a beautifully formed work that touched my heart.

  • Hua Yang De Nian Hua

    Hua Yang De Nian Hua

    This short film accompanies, In the Mood for Love fondly. It's very romantic and unsettling. It features archival footage of classic Chinese cinema, displaying memorable people who have faded from our memory. It also has a very enchanting song that plays somewhere in the middle of In the Mood for Love. God bless criterion supplements.

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★★

    I'm still internally screaming and the film ended 4 hours ago.
    Dreadful and beautiful in every way possible. To me it felt like a Kubrick, Lynch fever dream. I love NWR's style of film making. It's so dreamy, yet it feels so real. The acting and the cinematography were so spot on. Every scene is a disgusting, messy neon painting. Elle Fanning and Jena Malone plus everyone else did such a great job.
    From the first synth tone with that…

  • Mommy

    Mommy

    ★★★★★

    I love a film that can make me feel the way this one did. Real life visceral feelings. Watching great films like this make me want to improve my writing so I can successfully express the emotions I felt throughout the film, I'm still working on it.
    Mommy is so well written, directed, filmed, and acted. I absolutely love the aspect ratio, and the changes throughout the film. They make the film feel so alive. They let us know the…