Thursday, July 20, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
“No One Talks About” blog series. With Nolan’s Dunkirk on the brink of release, I thought it’d be fun to highlight a few things I love about one of Nolan’s most divided films. (Note: All major plot points concerning The Prestige will be revealed in this post.)
Monday, July 10, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
I never knew where The Beguiled was going. The conventions of film made me speculate, but my predictions were consistently wrong. Even if I came close to calling the movie early, writer/director Sofia Coppola deviated from the norm in a way that was immensely compelling. This isn’t to suggest that The Beguiled is full of shocking twists; it’s more abstract than that. What’s captivating about the film is how it flirts with convention, but choses to introduce more human, complex variables.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
I rewatched every film Bergman directed specifically for this post, so my thoughts on his films are as current as they can be. This post is a bit long (Bergman made a lot of movies), but I hope you find value in it.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Classifying a film as “lite” in this post is not to suggest that the film is inferior to Persona. The purpose of this list is to draw attention to a particular group of films that remind me of a particularly unique film. Very few movies can even be considered in the same warped class as Persona, but these are a few of the best of them.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Song to Song is a complex flick. It joggles multiple love connections while enthusiastically ignoring the convention of time. There’s a lot to unpack in the film, certainly more than the limits of my review allowed, so it was great to have the opportunity to discuss the movie in-depth with Ryan.
Click here to head over to Ryan’s site, The Matinee, and listen to our discussion on Song to Song.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
’s There Will Be Blood is a masterpiece, certainly one of the best films made since its release a decade ago. Upon reflection, it’s incredible Anderson was even able to make this movie. Prior, Anderson had done a little-seen two hander (Hard Eight), two large mosaics (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) and a quirky character study (Punch-Drunk Love). The tone, pace, and execution of There Will Be Blood don’t have much in common with those other films. In hindsight, There Will Be Blood kind of came out of nowhere. Which makes it that much better. Here are several reasons why.