Joker (K Day 2020)

I finally watched the movies everyone made a big deal out of… it was mediocre. Certainly, an engaging and gripping character piece that was enlightening towards societal abandonment of the abnormal and the underlying unapathetic cruelty that plagues us all to some degree. Despite that it just doesn’t demonstrate enough depth in storytelling that the … Continue reading Joker (K Day 2020)

1917 – Mendes Plastic Bag on the Battlefield?

When it comes to 1917 I’m left wondering if people just read the press kit or if they actually went and sat through the entire movie. I thought 1917 maybe suffered from an incredibly unimaginable title but the real truth of the matter is what else was there to name it. The characters and plot … Continue reading 1917 – Mendes Plastic Bag on the Battlefield?

The “NOTSCARS” Cancelled. The Black Klansman (Review)

Maybe just American audience's but why was Childish Gambino's "Me and Your Mama" the theme of Oscars. I swear, every commercial break that car commercial came on. Did you enjoy the Academy Awards... as Dora the Explorer would say "Me Too". Sorry to anyone hoping to make a non-english film and win best picture those … Continue reading The “NOTSCARS” Cancelled. The Black Klansman (Review)

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 … Continue reading Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?

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?

The County Sheriff’s Office is on Fire and The Cows are Exploding! (Review)

Today I learned that WordPress will not limit how long my title can be... interesting. With that bit of new found knowledge I came up with the original title of "The County Office is on Fire and The Cows are Exploding! What's Going On In The Mind of Martin McDonagh Director of 'Three Billboards Outside … Continue reading The County Sheriff’s Office is on Fire and The Cows are Exploding! (Review)

Indulge in the Cinema Delicacy That is ‘Phantom Thread’ (Review)

An introduction is overrated, let me tell you why I would recommend going to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. The best way to describe where I’m coming from with this film is that it’s less of an affection towards this film but a deep admiration.  I find this film very comparable to Amadeus (Forman, … Continue reading Indulge in the Cinema Delicacy That is ‘Phantom Thread’ (Review)

Should ‘Wind River’ Have Received an Oscar Nomination? (Review)

"When I go to Indian reservations in the West, and especially to the Pine Ridge Reservation, I sometimes feel unsure where to put my foot when I open the car door. The very ground is different from where I usually stand. There are fewer curbs, fewer sidewalks, and almost no street signs, mailboxes, or leashed … Continue reading Should ‘Wind River’ Have Received an Oscar Nomination? (Review)

The ABC’s of The Oscars

With all the recent movie news and Oscar nominations coming out, it's difficult to follow everything that happening and who's been nominated. So here's the simple ABC's of the Oscars. Like every good ABC's it's roughly not really in the tone of chart-smashing hit "Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star" it's the beat for each stanza. //commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twinkle_Twinkle_Little_Star_plain.ogg?embedplayer=yes Got … Continue reading The ABC’s of The Oscars

These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)

It’s that time of year again. The Oscars! The talk around the prestigious March 4 Academy Award show is now in full effect. The nominees have just been released and as always there are a couple of surprises. I’m assuming everyone else is going to cover the snubs and surprises and since I really haven’t … Continue reading These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)

Character Analysis: Comparing the Cops from Best Picture Winner Crash

Los Angeles, a city under the stars washed out by a raging fire upon the surface. For decades, the city has become a breeding ground for discussion on the ways in which race impacts our interactions with one another. Like moths towards a flame those looking for ways to explain or comprehend these racially perturbing … Continue reading Character Analysis: Comparing the Cops from Best Picture Winner Crash