Every so often (and perhaps I’m being generous here), studios grant certain filmmakers leeway when it comes to telling the stories they want to tell. The handling of Logan by 20th Century Fox is worthy of recognition. The conglomerate took their franchise character, a money-making legend, and put it in the hands of Hugh Jackman and James Mangold once more and this time with complete trust, given them free reign to make an R-rated spectacle. That fact, in itself, was…
This is a rambling, so I'll try to keep this short.
Today, I experienced the power, the awesomeness of going to the movies. Earlier, San Antonio went through a terrible thunderstorm. As I tried to get home, all the usual roads were already flooding, including a few that took me by surprise. I have a small, low car so I felt each patch. After going through a huge one & almost losing control of my car, I decided to forgo my…
It's been a long, long time since I saw a horror film that made me cringe like this. At times, it even prompted my old childhood instinct of covering my eyes a few times. The VVitch is a hell of an accomplishment from first-time director Robert Eggers. It's visually stunning, tremendously acted and methodically executed. This film should play as a master class in executing and maintaining dread in the highest caliber.