One Shot #2: Darkest Hour

Though I had an overall so-so opinion of Joe Wright's 2017 Winston Churchill biopic, one aspect of the film stood out to me just as much as Gary Oldman's spellbinding lead performance - and that's Bruno Delbonnel's brilliant cinematography. And part of the reason is this one shot, right here: Even if you haven't seen... Continue Reading →

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2018 Oscars Reaction!

Pre-Show (I missed like, ten minutes because I was heating up my lo mein, apologies) CHADWICK!!! He is styling tonight! What a nice suit. Kelly-Marie!! She is so sweet. Jordan Peele is a snazzy dresser, too. Daniel Kaluuya's jacket is SHARP. Margot Robbie could make a burlap sack look good, but the top of her... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Dir. Luca Guadagnino Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois Rating: R Runtime: 2hr 12min Spoiler level: Minor (some dialogue is revealed) Each year, I make an effort to see every Best Picture nominee for the Academy Awards, and was lucky enough to have time to see Luca... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Dir. Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr 5min Spoiler level: Minor The moment I saw a screenshot of Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill some months ago, I knew I was going to see this movie. I had to travel an hour away... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)

Dir: Chris Nolan Starring: Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, James D'Arcy, Harry Styles, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1hr 47min Spoiler Level: Light A lot of the early buzz about the latest WWII drama Dunkirk has called it Christopher Nolan's best film to date. Considering he's the man who brought us both... Continue Reading →

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