Diet Aladdin (2019) Review

https://media.giphy.com/media/X98PijOYa3Tl6/giphy.gif I just want to emphasize Jasmine’s facial expression here. Remember when during A Whole New World it just looked like Jasmine was having the time of her life and it was this incredible journey: wind in your hair through this soft blue sky and despite it being this epic adventure across the world and […]

Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?

“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 […]

‘A Perfect Man’ is Unintentionally Kinda Funny (Review)

I’m not going to say much on A Perfect Man (2013) because honestly, who gives a fudge about A Perfect Man. I’m just going to ramble nonsensically but this movie is lowkey hilarious. You know the dialogue is bad when I watch the opening scene and think that this is some kind of “movie within […]

Remember the Classics: the Brilliance of Cassavetes Camera in “Shadows”

Underneath tall altars looms wide shadows. The monumental presence of traditional Hollywood cinema has long inspired and set the path for many aspiring filmmakers. However, there are filmmakers forging their own, with the willingness to explore uncharted territory. One notable pioneer who trekked beyond the influence of Hollywood is John Cassavetes. Cassavetes directorial debut, Shadows […]

Oh My ‘Darling’ (2015) ! [review]

What in heck did I just watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Na-jL_gu2A I love this movie in that… I want to love this movie. The Cinematography “que bella”. This homage to classic psychological horror is endearing, it’s a little raw in that fade to blacks and the sound effects seem rudimentary but it just even more gets the feeling […]

The Magic Found Beyond Wealth: ‘The Florida Project’ (Review)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwQ-NH1rRT4 The Florida Project is an exhibition of guerilla filmmaking at it’s finest. Director Sean Baker greatly improves from his iPhone shot film Tangerine and produces such a charming movie. The Florida Project is a mixture of false fantasy and the harsh reality that presents an absent plot film that gives us a slice of […]

A Coming-Of-Age Movie to put you in the Halloween Spirit. ‘Boys in the Trees’ (Review)

Now fair reader, our haunting hour draws on apace. Four spooky weeks bring in another moon: but, O methinks, how slow this old moon wanes! She lingers my desires, like to a stepdame or a dowager long withering out a young man’s revenue. What irks thee so, that thou shalt contort thy face in such […]

The Master of Color: Vittorio Storaro

The world is but one image too large to capture within a single frame. It’s color, it’s vibrancy, it’s beauty; the goal of a cinematographer is to capture the essence of the world’s glorious views. The Italian Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, understood the world around us is not only beautiful but tells a beautiful story of […]

Dark Night: Bold and Brash? More Like Belongs in the Trash.

In search for my next film review I entered the recently added section of Netflix and decided upon watching Dark Night. Don’t confuse it with Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight because that is actually an enjoyable and well produced film unlike this. The interesting thing about this film is that it happens to fail in every aspect conceivable […]

A Fresh and Enticing War Film. Dunkirk Review

Dunkirk has opened in theaters to both critical (93% on Rotten Tomatoes) and box office (reportedly “The film has now earned $63.8m domestic in five days of release” on Forbes) success. Dunkirk is the recent film written and directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night Trilogy, Memento, Inception) as he attempts to capture the events on and near the […]

This Movie is Completely Insane! The Eyes of My Mother (Film Review)

The Eyes of My Mother is an incredibly crazy movie, about being absolutely insane. The film explores tales of a psychotic little girl who through traumatic experiences grows into a monster. This comes to us from the unique mind of Nicolas Pesce who served this film as both writer and director. Pesce gives us a […]