Under the Silver Lake (Part 2)

The Music Man The most captivating scene of the entire movie is when Sam goes and confronts the song writer of Jesus and the Brides of Dracula song “Turning Teeth”. The soundtrack creates such a captivating soundscape to the film and there’s fascinating aspects to consider if you are willing to dive in. Especially with … Continue reading Under the Silver Lake (Part 2)

Under the Silver Lake (Part 1)

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But what exactly fosters fear? Unexplained creatures of the night, devious psychos lurking invading our quaint neighborhoods? What about ignorance, an ignorance that fosters paranoia? What if what we should fear is what we find in ourselves? Our own ineptitude, imperfections, and ill-conceived notions about … Continue reading Under the Silver Lake (Part 1)

Could This Actually Be True? The Secret Behind Synecdoche, New York

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.” ― Lloyd Alexander Life can only contain so many fleeting moments before it all comes to an end. A brutal fact that everyone must accept at some point I suppose. Few films demonstrate a perspective of life filled with such existential melancholy … Continue reading Could This Actually Be True? The Secret Behind Synecdoche, New York

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’

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)

Did Devin Booker Have The Greatest 3-Point Shootout Performance Ever?

The Trifecta, the gimmick that would become a game changer. Upon its adoption from ABA to NBA, many opposed the introduction of the three-point arc finding it unnecessary and a cheap infringement on the purity of the game of basketball. However, those who diametrically opposed the three pointers would end up on the wrong side … Continue reading Did Devin Booker Have The Greatest 3-Point Shootout Performance Ever?

The True Meaning Behind Netflix Original ‘Before I wake’

Film has this amazing intrinsic quality of capturing the imagination. Unraveling our subconscious, and exploring the beauty of interpretation. No film has reminded me of such quality than the recent Netflix addition in Before I Wake. The movie is wonderful, staring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane as two grieving parents who after the death of … Continue reading The True Meaning Behind Netflix Original ‘Before I wake’

Trying To Make Sense of Mulholland Drive Upon First Viewing

David Lynch’s bizarre nonsensical film Mulholland Drive is an interesting viewing experience to say the least. I was warned going in that one does not simple understand the contents of Mulholland Drive upon the first viewing and that even on the nth time there still something new to notice. Here are my speculations, theories, and … Continue reading Trying To Make Sense of Mulholland Drive Upon First Viewing