The ‘Beautiful Boy’ and the Dangers of Repetition [Review]

"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]

Is The Netflix Original ‘Cam’ Worth Watching?

I just finished this... truly bizarre experience that is watching the recent Netflix Original Cam.  While still trying to digest the film myself maybe I'll do a full review of it but this is just a quick two cents of whether you should pass or play on this one. Got it, okay let's answer that … Continue reading Is The Netflix Original ‘Cam’ Worth Watching?

‘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

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’

Don’t Be Caught ‘Gnome Alone’? (Review)

I'm only reviewing this because I'm producing the sequel, Country Roads, Take Me Gnome. It's a road trip movie... but with gnomes. WHAT EVERYONE WANTS! Haha just...why did I watch this?? Netflix wanted to respond to all you Luke Cage and Iron Fist fans and delivery you something to keep your subscription and that's apparently....Gnome … Continue reading Don’t Be Caught ‘Gnome Alone’? (Review)

Looking Glass – 31 SPOOKS of October

For some reason, mirrors have been a major subject in many works of horror. Despite facing them has become a daily ritual for some, there will always be something inherently uncanny at starting back at ourselves. Of course, there would be something even more creepy if your reflection stares back into you. Please enjoy today’s … Continue reading Looking Glass – 31 SPOOKS of October

‘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]

Is a ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake a Good Idea?

yes. The other day I finally got around to watching Adrian Lyne’s (Flashdance, Fatal Attraction) psychological drama Jacob’s Ladder which is available on Amazon Prime and it was wonderful. It’s a greatly executed puzzle film that keeps you guessing until the end what exactly is going on. It’s an exceptional watch for the prowess it … Continue reading Is a ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake a Good Idea?

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?

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

Vine Star’s Awful Comedy Movie – Holiday Breakup (At the Movies #2)

https://youtu.be/Ys_f55YR5JM I'm glad vine is dead. The video is admittedly a little rough around the edges but I mean so is sand paper. Sorry my thoughts aren't very cohesive in this one either, in my defense this movie slowly eats away at your IQ I swear.  Below while be the video script if you're one … Continue reading Vine Star’s Awful Comedy Movie – Holiday Breakup (At the Movies #2)

Red-Boxing – Which Rental Should You Pick Up? (Death Wish vs Red Sparrow)

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)

Haunting of the Innocent is Absolutely Horror-ible! At the Movies #1 [Video Review]

Warning this movie does contain some sensitive subject matters, and a bunch of unfunny jokes (unrelated). Viewer discretion is advised. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EXGoL9zdMA This took too long to make for how bad it turned out. Hey we all have to start somewhere you know. If people can unironically release this terrible horrible no good very bad movie … Continue reading Haunting of the Innocent is Absolutely Horror-ible! At the Movies #1 [Video Review]

The Feminine Mysticism of Sofia Coppola: Mapping the World and Painting Protagonists

The Tree The sturdy oak tree with its dispersed branches, leafy exterior and firm roots casts a symbolic image of ancestry. The seeds of future are protected by the shade of its elder tree, making continued prosperity the family business. One of the proudest family business in all of Hollywood is that of the Coppola … Continue reading The Feminine Mysticism of Sofia Coppola: Mapping the World and Painting Protagonists

Public Domain Theater – Now Playing: Spider Baby (1964) [Video Review]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi-FO5IIRwQ&t=333s Another boring video essay I suppose....   I want to take a small time here, though I suppose I'll do a post on the exact day but K at the Movies has almost been a "thing?" for a whole year. So weird, I can't believe I single handedly brought down Movie Pilot... in my … Continue reading Public Domain Theater – Now Playing: Spider Baby (1964) [Video Review]