‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Feels Like a Fever-Dream

Does Disney just make these live-action movies for the purpose of giving children sensory overload at this point. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to put it succinctly is an overstimulating and over bloated movie with such an over reliance on CGI environments that it hopes it provides enough spectacle to take an extremely lackluster … Continue reading ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Feels Like a Fever-Dream

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How a Streetcar,a Heart Transplant, and a Prostitute Reminds Me ‘All About My Mother’?

Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire uses Stella Kowalski’s abusive and unfulfilling relationship as a cautionary tale to portray the importance of letting go and leaving things behind. The parallels that All About My Mother produces comes to a different conclusion, the importance opting in, letting go of your insecurities and accepting your place. The whole conceit … Continue reading How a Streetcar,a Heart Transplant, and a Prostitute Reminds Me ‘All About My Mother’?

Farce or Fantasy? Filmmaking Through the Lens of ‘Day for Night’

Jean-Luc Godard’s accusation against Francois Truffaut for presenting the process of filmmaking as something fraudulently sentimental is unjustified. The words spat by Godard to disparage Truffaut and his vision is more or less a statement on the quality of Day for Night, but a blunt statement that services as proof that la nouvelle vague, French … Continue reading Farce or Fantasy? Filmmaking Through the Lens of ‘Day for Night’

The Pessimists Paradox: The Irony, Symbolism, and Cynicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’

A barrage of paparazzi swarm around a starlet bombarding her with a multitude of questions. One question particularly stands out, and that is whether she considers Italian Neo-realism dead? The question seems incredibly dense in company of the other questions as well as to be directed towards a pop culture icon. The question is even … Continue reading The Pessimists Paradox: The Irony, Symbolism, and Cynicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’

Is ‘Unsane’ Un-good or Un-bad?

There was a little movie that came out recently you might have heard of it, it's called Unsane. OF COURSE YOU HAVE, why do I know this? Because everyone on the planet has already talked about this movie by now (sorry no more talking points for me) who apparently showed up late too the party … Continue reading Is ‘Unsane’ Un-good or Un-bad?

‘Christopher Robin’ a Film That Will Test How Much You Love “Nothing”

"It's pretty much just Hook, but without the bastardization of Neverland" I don't know about you but I think that's one for the box cover. I think that's the thing that Christopher Robin gets right, the adaptation of Pooh and friends just looks great. You do get a sense of that there's respect for the … Continue reading ‘Christopher Robin’ a Film That Will Test How Much You Love “Nothing”

I Feel Empty, Is There Any Redemption in Amy Schumer’s Controversial Comedy? [Review]

Amy Schumer’s, I Feel Pretty is the perfect movie for a girl’s night out… wait I’m sorry I read my notes wrong I meant to say it’s perfect for a prelude to a suicide pact. A lot of the “positive” reviews have that it’s “a girl’s night out” movies and just wow, what kind of … Continue reading I Feel Empty, Is There Any Redemption in Amy Schumer’s Controversial Comedy? [Review]