There's so much great and trash cinema out there and I want to see most of it
Brief Crossing 2001
"It's better to be alone than with the wrong person."
"Don't you ever think it's lovely to be with someone?"
"Sometimes, but I'm wrong."
Cold and brusque, but not without its tender and vulnerable moments. The dialogue scenes are long and leisurely paced but really draw you in and craft memorable personalities out of Alice and Thomas. They're just two passengers on a ferry who happened to meet at the right place at the right time, and we don't know…
On the Silver Globe 1988
Every once in a while, I witness a film that leaves a lasting impression that resonates in my mind and soul far beyond the couple hours spent in front of a screen and makes me rethink my life's purpose and my place in the universe. On the Silver Globe is one of those rare films, a transcendent piece of cinema that defies its own form of image and sound, a deeply profound spiritual experience that is both human yet something…
Throw Down 2004
Has some wonderfully moody images and graceful camera movements, some moments where the melodramatic visuals and music come together to create something really stirring, but overall just way too scattered for its own good, especially for the second half.
Event Horizon 1997
Feels a bit derivative of Alien (I suppose it's hard to make a space horror flick that isn't), mostly in the beginning with the Lewis and Clark's interiors since the gritty industrial bridge and clean white cryo-sleep chamber room look almost exactly like the Nostromo. Thankfully the rest of the film maintains its own unique look and feel. The Event Horizon design is incredible, the harsh metal surfaces and spikes give it an imposing threatening look that make it seem…
The Lighthouse 2019
Why'd ya spill yer beans?
A delirious trip of a film that evokes a sense of time and place just as much as it crafts a distorting temporal and spatial setting. Pattinson and Defoe are both captivating, the latter in particular delivering deliciously stormy monologues and drunken sailor's tales. The black and white cinematography in its square ratio is nothing short of stunning-the film looks as old as it feels. At its most surreal, the film crafts potent images of…
Gemini Man 2019
What if the hottest movie of 1998 was made in 2019? Apparently Tony Scott was once attached to direct this and I'm really disappointed that we never got to see that version, but I'm still satisfied with the one we actually got. This film's raison d'être is pretty much just to be a "now we got the technology" CGI exhibition, but is actually a whole lot more than you'd expect from a film like this.
At times, it's a pretty…