It's that time of the year again where rich privileged people give each other awards and pat each other on the back for the popularity of their films and how much money they put in their campaign that propelled them to the awards. This time around, the award season has been a bit odd. There … Continue reading Oscars 2019: My Predictions
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”
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
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”
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
This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: United 93, Wind River, The Cabin in the Woods, Brigsby Bear and Miss Stevens.
At its release, Wonder Woman got a lot of praise for numerous things. It was deemed to be the best superhero movie ever by some and others even thought that it had a chance at being nominated for an Oscar. Let’s just say that my expectations were quite high going into this film. Due to … Continue reading Opinion: “Wonder Woman” (2017)
This article will have shorts reviews for the following films in this order: The Dark Tower, 20th Century Women, Baywatch, Free Fire, and Dude. The Dark Tower was even worse than I predicted last year. The dialogue was truly atrocious and the directing was as bland as it possibly could’ve been. I don’t mind if … Continue reading Shorties #9: “The Dark Tower”, “20th Century Women”, “Baywatch”, “Free Fire” and “Dude”
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.
This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: 6 Balloons, Wiener-Dog, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Brick and The Emoji Movie Thanks to some fantastic lead performances, 6 Balloons is as good as it is. Dave Franco was incredible as a heroin addict and gave a very down to … Continue reading Shorties #8: “6 Balloons”, “Wiener-Dog”, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”, “Brick” , “The Emoji Movie”