When I think of a truly terrifying movie watching experience, I think of The Babyface Murders. While other films have gratuitous jump scares, unsettling imagery, and frightful atmospheric tension.... well all of that is Teletubbies compared to The Babyface Murders. What makes this movie so scary you may ask? Quite Frankly, I did not know … Continue reading Now This is Scary?
A little late but I've finally gotten around to watching the most compelling horror film of 2018, Hereditary. Hereditary is held together by strong performances from Toni Collette and first time feature director Ari Aster shows an impressive willingness to explore his medium and craft as a filmmaker. So with a seemingly weaker year in … Continue reading Is ‘Hereditary’ Oscar Worthy?
By now you've probably seen everyone else hit you with what they consider the best of this last year... I don't consider myself much of an authority to much such claims. Though while we ring in the new year I guess I have some unfinished business when it comes to recommending television and films from … Continue reading Top 5 Things I Didn’t Cover in 2018
“Fellini’s Roma” was attacked in some circles as an example of Fellini coasting on his genius. I find this point of view completely incomprehensible. Critics who would force Fellini back into traditional narrative films are missing the point; Fellini isn’t just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he’s building a narrative that has a … Continue reading Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?
Come one, come all it's time to spin the Netflix Wheel. As I teased in my prior post, I am using the Reelgood website which is a quick and easy way to get randomized Netflix flicks to watch. So this is what happened after I took three spins of the wheel. (This post was my … Continue reading Netflix Roulette
The tagline for City of God is captivating for those uninitiated, but a loaded statement to reflect upon after viewing. “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay,the beast eats you” the tag iterates how fated circumstances constructed by environment and attitude will inevitable cause demise. The chicken that darts across the streets … Continue reading Finding Your Way in the ‘City of God’
"For those few soul-freezing moments, you get a glimpse of the great actorTimothée Chalamet is going to be" - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly "...an intoxicating, frightening and emotionally honest essay on the self-destructive impulses of the nascent artist"- Phillip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette "It was impossible in Beautiful Boy not to take notice of Chalamet's seemingly undauntable talent, … Continue reading The ‘Beautiful Boy’ and the Dangers of Repetition [Review]