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 #14: “The Wolfpack”, “Blockers”, “Una”, “Set it Up”, and “Compliance”

This article will have short reviews of the following films: The Wolfpack, Blockers, Una, Set it Up, and Compliance. While incredibly interesting, The Wolfpack didn't have a whole lot to say. I didn't get the sense of coherency or any structure whatsoever. It felt more like the director had a bunch of scenes in front of her and jumbled them together … Continue reading Shorties #14: “The Wolfpack”, “Blockers”, “Una”, “Set it Up”, and “Compliance”

“The Good Place” is quite brilliant and I can’t really figure out why.

SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE OF THE GOOD PLACE We all know that empty feeling we have after having finished a show. It’s as if the show has left a hole inside of you. We then quickly move on to another show to re-fill that empty spot as soon as possible. Though you know that you’ll … Continue reading “The Good Place” is quite brilliant and I can’t really figure out why.

An Ode to Edgar Wright

Man, oh man, do I love this man. He might not be my favorite director, but he’s a close second and he’s without a doubt the best comedy director working today. His distinct style in directing and writing is what makes him stand out from the crowd of generic, uncreative “comedy” directors that rule the … Continue reading An Ode to Edgar Wright

Opinion: “The Visit” (2015)

“M. Night Shyamalan’s return as a good director” Those were words people spoke after the release of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit, oddly enough. People were praising it all around and a reviewer that I follow, Chris Stuckmann, with whom I agree quite a lot, gave it a B. So I  was generally pretty excited when … Continue reading Opinion: “The Visit” (2015)

The Badness of “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”

When I pressed the play button I wasn't exactly filled with high expectations, yet this film managed to surprise me, just not in the right way. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is about three scouts who get stuck into a zombie apocalypse, sounds like a fun idea for a movie, does it? Well if … Continue reading The Badness of “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”