I wish theatres in my area would showcase older movies more often; it was nearly a no-brainer decision to head out to see the reissue of The Matrix on our local IMAX screen, and I'm glad I did. While nothing can compare to the overwhelming joy and amazement at seeing the movie in theatres back in 1999 (on an unassuming Sunday matinee of all times), this did bring about a sense of awe. In the past 20+ years, the screens…
There seems to be a bit of marketing around this film that pushes it as the “uncut” version, which is usually reserved for home video releases and results in a rather dubious difference in content of the film. However, we’re talking about the Cronenberg family in this case, and the small theatrical run during this pandemic is perhaps allowing such a cut of film to grace the big screen. As I stumbled across snippet-sized details of Brandon…
The 2018 Netflix sci-fi film Extinction holds the distinction of being one of the films that I only discover by perusing the depths of the app, in what I can only describe as a terrifying gauntlet of finding a movie suitable to watch with my parents. It's quite a daunting task to find a so-called "good" movie that satisfies the interests of both my discerning parents, and I'm sure many fellow film enthusiasts can relate to this challenge. At the…
Latitude Zero 1969
In following Tears_in_Rain's excellent Godzilla & Friends Marathon list (boxd.it/2GRQW) I've really taken an appreciation in the (somewhat) non-monster films, and the world of super powerful submarines. Latitude Zero unexpectedly delivers me another great sub, but also a very Wakanda-ish civiliation hiding at the bottom of the ocean living their best lives - and they are very long lives.
Every Thursday night I put on one of these films, and I must say I was taken aback at first that the…
The Fly II 1989
I was quite taken aback with how captivating this film was; it probably helps that I entered into the viewing with fairly low expectations. I had just listened to a podcast about Cronenberg’s remake of the Fly, and they talked briefly about its sequel (of which Cronenberg had no involvement). While it’s easy to agree that this sequel is miles behind, it wouldn’t be fair to dismiss it entirely. There are some incredibly fun creature effects and…
Song of the Sea 2014
What an incredible, beautiful and touching film. The animation, colours and style are perfectly balanced with the fantastical story that contains enough layers to not only warrant multiple viewings, but also offers something to all age groups. Don't be afraid to get emotional here as you fall headfirst into this film.