RSS feed for Webb_Traverse

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • mother!

    mother!

    A metaphorical summary of a metaphor or mother! the review.
    spoilers...maybe?

    You walk into a hotel room. The wallpaper is peeling and a urine smell haunts the air conditoner's breeze. A flickering light illuminates the silhouette of Darren Aronofsky slouching towards the far corner. He welcomes you and gestures to the Gideon bible placed neatly on the bed. You pick it up. The cool black leather feels heavy in your palm. If you were a little bit more fanciful you…

  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    ★★★★★

    Dawn of Dead for the age of terrorism. Stunning.

Popular reviews

More
  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★

    Terrific acting. The script, though, is a little thin. The notion that great art is born of punching the hopeful till they become great is a little outdated, even if its indictment of the you tried pedagogy hold true.

  • Naked

    Naked

    ★★★★½

    David Thewlis rants himself into legend. A phrase I shamelessly stole from the Will Self interview with Mike Leigh. Naked is a film about a new sort of Hercules, set out upon a world that hates him on a mission to show the world itself. It's a slog, a loathsome, odious slog through the dregs of London, but in the end it feels as if some essential truth about hypocrisy has risen out of the chaos, one about the very nature of post Thatcher Britain. A nature that the film argues is unsustainable.