Shorties #30: “Martyrs” (2008), “Oslo, August 31st”, “Man with a Movie Camera”, “Seven Psychopaths”, and “High Life”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Martyrs, Oslo, Agust 31st, Man with a Movie Camera, Seven Psychopaths and High Life. Dark and disturbing, though not necessarily scary, Martyrs (2008) subverts expectations time and time again by somehow managing to merge 4 different types of films into one. It’s quite the … Continue reading Shorties #30: “Martyrs” (2008), “Oslo, August 31st”, “Man with a Movie Camera”, “Seven Psychopaths”, and “High Life”

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Shorties #29: “Dark River”, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”, “That Obscure Object of Desire”, “Triple Frontier”, “The Old Man and The Gun”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Dark River, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, That Obscure Object of Desire, Tripple Frontier, and The Old Man and The Gun.

Shorties #28: “Shoplifters”, “Stronger”, “Donbass”, “Tape”, and “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Shoplifters, Stronger, Donbass, Tape, and Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Beautifully shot and acted, Shoplifters will first warm your heart and then shatter it time and time again. It’s a very loving story with dialogue that felt incredibly realistic. In … Continue reading Shorties #28: “Shoplifters”, “Stronger”, “Donbass”, “Tape”, and “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

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”

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.

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

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”

Shorties #23: “The Breadwinner”, “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”, “July 22”, “First Man”, and “The Other Side of the Wind”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: The Breadwinner, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, July 22, First Man, and The Other Side of the Wind. With two beautiful animation styles, The Breadwinner tells us a relevant and emotionally touching tale about war, sexism, religion, stories as a whole and their importance. … Continue reading Shorties #23: “The Breadwinner”, “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”, “July 22”, “First Man”, and “The Other Side of the Wind”

Shorties #22: Documentary Edition

I don't watch a lot of documentaries. I don't know why, but I'd rather watch a feature film than a documentary, though, for the past holiday, I decided to watch at least a few of them. Turns out they're quite fun. Here are a couple of the documentaries that I saw during my time off. … Continue reading Shorties #22: Documentary Edition

Shorties #21: “The Package”, “Son of Rambow”, “Elephant”, “Hold the Dark”, and “The Blair Witch Project”

This article will have short reviews of the following films in this order: The Package,  Son of Rambow, Elephant, Hold the Dark, and The Blair Witch Project