When it comes to Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film Persona I have absolutely no idea where to begin, and that’s kind of the beauty of it. For those who have not had the pleasure of sitting down to watch Persona, the film’s story revolves around Elisabeth Vogler an actress who suddenly goes mute. When doctors diagnose … Continue reading Remember the Classics: Bergman’s ‘Persona’ is Cinematic Poetics at its Finest
Blockers is the perfect summation of everything I find wrong with movies today. I’m sure most of you would jump in to say how Transformers 5 or The Emoji Movie would be a better fit for such a claim; I would argue that Blockers demonstrates how through shallow manipulation a giant turd such as this … Continue reading Why ‘Blockers’ is Everything Wrong With Movies
I can't believe this film has a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Feel free to disagree but I felt this film was a classic example of "good premise" and sincere intentions but incredibly lackluster execution. The Plot The Girl in the Book is a flashback narrative that focuses on a book editor assistant named Alice and how … Continue reading ‘The Girl in the Book’ – Film Review
Death Wish (2018) Director Eli Roth and Bruce Willis team up for an ill-received vigilante justice action movie remake. I understand why the critics response is so low because sitting through this one in the theater is probably a chore but this was like the perfect movie to half-pay attention to. There's goofy, kind of … Continue reading Red-Boxing – Which Rental Should You Pick Up? (Death Wish vs Red Sparrow)
Affirmative 1: It’s showtime. Incredibles 2 was more than a critically successful summer blockbuster smash hit, but a glimpse of the future to come. An audience at the movies in the year 2018 have become familiar with the concepts of re-make, and re-boot but the future of animation is going to be riding on the … Continue reading Debate: Should Animated Movies be Remastered in the Future?
Disney: There you go, we did it. You can stop asking for it now. It’s been 84 years and finally we got the long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles. The first thing I want to make clear because I think it’s the most important WARNING IF YOU DO OR MAY SUFFER FROM EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THIS MOVIE … Continue reading The Incredibles 2 (no spoiler review)
Netflix did it, maybe my standards have slowly been chipped away but Netflix finally made a "good" movie. In fairness, I haven't seen every Netflix film, and I've missed some recent ones in Kissing Booth (no thank you) and Alex Strangelove or how I Learned to Stop Worry and Love a Guy. Netflix always … Continue reading Netflix Finally Did It! ‘set it up’ is the First Decent Original Movie!