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  • The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind

    ★★★½

    Re-Watch:

    Cinema for cinephiles. Everyone/anyone else will be left out of the loop. The meta nature is off the charts, with so many whip-smart, blink and you'll miss references in the form of character, style, writing, and placement. A grand experiment that works for sure, but for who? Orson? Probably just him, and that's ok. A colossal achievement, decades in the making, that exists past legacy and even time - whatever that means. Meaning. Some moments have it, others don't.…

  • Cornholios

    Cornholios

    ★★★½

    Amusing. Cute.

    The millennial man-child nostalgia might not be a result of media obsession but rather dreams unfulfilled. Life with no real promise.

    A one gag skit, for sure, but "I moved to New York to be a cornholio" kills me, both comically and heartbreakingly.

    Could stand for more exploration, actually.

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  • 9/11

    9/11

    Utterly deplorable. Horrid melodrama with a time and setting used only for dramatic exploitation. Nothing new is revealed or anything found within us, just people weeping, bickering, coughing and yelling like Nolan's Batman. When you use green screen, cgi smoke and desaturated lighting to indicate fiery conditions, you're telling me how cheap and uncreative you are. Rushed through to ... make a buck? To capitalize on ... that sweet 9/11 nostalgia we all share? Why was this movie made? It…

  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★★

    A devastating production that's less scary but more tragic than you'd think. It holds back on exposition and meaning, leaving the images and action to speak for themselves. At twenty-four paintings a second, never wasting a sequence, the film is like a Cormac McCarthy cover song if performed by David Lynch. That's a dangerous pairing.

    Go in knowing nothing, come out feeling everything.