Best Popular Film Hot Take: Much Ado About Nothing?

Yesterday I thought I'd watch the Smash Direct and finish my post of Refn's streaming service and that while that was happening no interesting film news would happen. Guess I was wrong... so as you're all aware the Oscars have decided that it's making a few minor changes. Best Popular Film Category? Oscars, you've got … Continue reading Best Popular Film Hot Take: Much Ado About Nothing?

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Is Refn’s New Cult Classic Movie Website Worth Checking Out?

Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has been working on a project sure to satisfy those looking for a place to enjoy the low-budget, forgotten movies from the past. Refn's online streaming site, byNWR.com has finally been released and promises to bring back the obscure hidden gems that you can't really get anywhere else. This site … Continue reading Is Refn’s New Cult Classic Movie Website Worth Checking Out?

The Bliss of Tranquility, ‘Just Because’ Anime Review

Apparently on my anime kick, I decided to sit down and watch the Tokyo MX produced, Sentai Filmworks distributed series Just Because. This series is hard for me to review because man did it fuck me up, but at the same time boy is it also incredibly ‘not good’ in some regards. Don’t get me … Continue reading The Bliss of Tranquility, ‘Just Because’ Anime Review

What Exactly is Happening in ‘Enemy’? (Debate/Theory)

The Denis Villeneuve directed, Jake Gyllenhaal starring mystery thriller Enemy shows a problematic clash when Adam Bell a history professor meets an actor who is his exact doppelganger. To everyone who has seen the film will agree that things are never quite as they seem and here we will debate the possible theories as to … Continue reading What Exactly is Happening in ‘Enemy’? (Debate/Theory)

I Found the Worst Found Footage Movie: A Cheap Trick or A Great Delusion?

You know the expression don’t fly too close to the sun… well it appears I might have done the opposite. I might have dug so deep that I guess I found hell. Today’s films are so bad that I hate to talk in over hyperbolized statements and absolutes, but I feel that calling them the … Continue reading I Found the Worst Found Footage Movie: A Cheap Trick or A Great Delusion?

Remember the Classics: Bergman’s ‘Persona’ is Cinematic Poetics at its Finest

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

Why ‘Blockers’ is Everything Wrong With Movies

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