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”
Superhero Double Bill: “Captain Marvel” and “Aquaman”
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”
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.
Oscars 2019: My Predictions
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
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 #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”