Recently two big-budget superhero films hit theaters; Captain Marvel and Aquaman. Aquaman got a surprisingly positive reaction from the fans, while Captain Marvel was, and still is, being bombarded by bad reviews from a bunch of people who can't get over the fact that Brie Larson wants more diversity in the industry. However, there have also been negative reviews concerning … Continue reading Superhero Double Bill: “Captain Marvel” and “Aquaman”
Before the Cartoon Saloon produced The Breadwinner, they made another visually stunning film called Song of the Sea. It tells the story of Ben and his sister with whom he discovers that the fairy tales their mum used to tell them are in fact true, and now they find themselves on an adventure to save … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | Song of The Sea
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
One of the most well-known films of the silent era is Nosferatu, a German horror flick that took its inspiration from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And with “took its inspiration from” I mean “copied, changed out the names, and ending of”. It’s widely believed that Nosferatu is an expressionistic film, though while we were watching it … Continue reading Nosferatu, Expressionism, and Romanticism
As you might know, I recently started University. At university, one of my classes is "film history", where we watch and discuss older films, but where we’re also thought about the evolution of film from its invention up until the early 30’s. During this class, we watched one of the first feature-length films ever called … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | Hell’s Hinges
I go over the entire film in this analysis, so it’ll both be a long article (5000 words) and a spoiler-filled one. But by now you should’ve seen the film, if not, go watch it; it’s my favorite film of 2017. Also, keep in mind that this is my interpretation of the film. A Brief … Continue reading A Piece About Time, Philosophy, and “A Ghost Story”
Who knew that something good would come out of Facebook Watch? Yep, you read that right, Facebook Watch. It is Facebook’s streaming service that since last year started to produce its own shows, like Sorry for Your Loss, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Marie Tran, and Jovan Adepo. In the series, we follow how Leigh (Olsen) … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | Sorry for Your Loss
The first Mission Impossible is gorgeously directed, but it was this shot in particular that stood out the most to me. It makes use of De Palma’s trademark split diopter focus and it's composed in an interesting way, which is what I’ll talk about in the next few words.
Here’s a Cool Shot is something new I’d like to introduce to my blog, where I present you a, you guessed it, cool shot. It’s something I’d like to do fairly often so that I’m able to upload twice a week. These posts will have a short explanation (this one ended up waaay longer than … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | The Spectacular Now
After having waited for months for Phantom Thread to come out, I was more than disappointed to find out that they only played it across the country. Then, a couple of weeks ago, a small independent theater not so far from where I live played it for one week only. After hearing this news, my excitement rose and I went to see the film as fast as I could. The visuals of the film really spoke to me, not only did they look gorgeous, but the usage of warm and cold light and colors stood out, which is what I will be discussing in this article.