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  • Redline

    Redline

    ★★★★

    Speed Racer + the pop psychedelic visuals of something like Fear & Loathing. The definition of a good time.

  • Every Day

    Every Day

    ★★

    Emma said we should go see this because she heard it described as a "gender defying love story." Despite the usual problems with YA novel adaptations, maybe something of value could be found here. I was even ready to call this the most tolerable YAN adaptation I've seen about a third way in, but alas we left disappointed.

    This isn't a special movie. Every Day is almost indistinguishable from its genre peers. The concept of someone inhabiting a new body…

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  • Man with a Movie Camera

    Man with a Movie Camera

    ★★★★★

    Part of Film School Dropouts 2017
    My List | Master List
    Week 5: Movement - Russian Montage (1923-1934)

    How should one approach watching a film as important as Man with a Movie Camera? You can watch it academically as a showcasing of innovative editing techniques, or as a cinematic entry into the Russian Futurism canon. But if that sounds boring or intimidating to you, don't fret. Put your film theory textbook to the side and just watch. Little context is…

  • Nosferatu

    Nosferatu

    ★★★½

    Part of Film School Dropouts 2017
    My List | Master List
    Week 3: Movement - German Expressionism (1920-1927)

    The character of Count Dracula has been more or less canonized as a symbol of evil, as evidenced by the numerous reincarnations of him. Every reconception, however, carries a different subtext as to what comprises the evil. Murnau's evil in Nosferatu is visceral terror through the absolutely sinister character design of Count Orlok (Dracula), the saving grace in an otherwise symbolically muddied…