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Two Years in Review

It has already been 2 years since I started this blog and 1 year since I first did a Year In Review. On the 13th of February in 2017, I decided that it was a good idea to start a blog, so I did, and two years later, this is the result. Let’s take a … Continue reading Two Years in Review

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Opinion: “Velvet Buzzsaw” (2019)

Nightcrawler was an incredible directorial debut for Dan Gilroy and it featured a fantastic performance of Jake Gyllenhaal. His second film, however, was received less well and was perceived as boring by quite a few people. Still, when Velvet Buzzsaw was announced, I got quite excited, as he was teaming up again with Gyllenhaal and … Continue reading Opinion: “Velvet Buzzsaw” (2019)

Shorties #27: “Amadeus”, “Belgica”, “Widows”, “The Sisters Brothers”, and “Bohemian Rhapsody”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Amadeus, Belgica, Widows, The Sisters Brothers, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Amadeus is truly one of the best films ever made. The performance of Tom Hulce as Mozart was phenomenal, but F. Murray Abraham, who played his nemesis, was excellent as well. The film’s perfectly paced; … Continue reading Shorties #27: “Amadeus”, “Belgica”, “Widows”, “The Sisters Brothers”, and “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Top 5 Films of 2017

Yep, 2017, not 2018 Like I did last year, when I made a list for my favorite films of 2016 instead of 2017, this year I've compiled a list for 2017 instead of 2018. I do this because there are still plenty of films for me to check out that have come out in 2018. … Continue reading Top 5 Films of 2017

My 2018 In Film

Inspired by the pamphlets on The Humpo Show (among others, he made one for the films, and one for the books that he saw and read in 2018), I thought I'd make one myself. It's far from as good as the ones you can find over there, but this post serves more as a way of letting … Continue reading My 2018 In Film

Shorties #26: “The Children Act”, “Wonder”, “Breathe”, “Mowgli”, and “Seagulls Die in the Harbour”.

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: The Children Act, Wonder, Breathe (Respire), Mowgli, and Seagulls Die in the Harbour (Meeuwen Sterven in de Haven.

Sound in Film and “City Lights”

When we go to the cinema’s nowadays, we, as an audience, expect to hear the actors talk to one another. Guess what, one hundred years ago the audience didn’t. Back then, films were silent – who knew? Well, they weren’t really silent; there was always a live musical score playing with the film, there just … Continue reading Sound in Film and “City Lights”

Shorties #25: “Matrimonio All’Italiana”, “I’m Still Here”, “You Were Never Really Here”, “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn”, and “American Assassin”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Matrimonio All'Italiana (Marriage Italian Style), I'm Still Here, You Were Never Really Here, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, and American Assassin

Here’s a Cool Shot | The Poor Little Rich Girl

Mary Pickford was huge back in the silent era of filmmaking. She was one of the first true film stars and would go on to have an amazing career, in which she’d create a company together with Chaplin, Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks, though unfortunately her career would come to a halt when silent films disappeared … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | The Poor Little Rich Girl

Shorties #24: “Slice”, “The Yellow Birds”, “Spring Breakers”, “Outlaw King”, and “Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Slice, The Yellow Birds, Spring Breakers, Outlaw King, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs When you make a film that is set in an alternate universe, you have to make sure that everything in that universe makes sense, which wasn’t the case in Slice. Outside of … Continue reading Shorties #24: “Slice”, “The Yellow Birds”, “Spring Breakers”, “Outlaw King”, and “Ballad of Buster Scruggs”