One Shot #1: The Searchers

Movies are, on a base level, a collection of scenes woven together by a narrative. Like a sweater, comprised of many stitches. Or a sandwich, composed of many layers. And when you break it down even more, and strip more elements away, a film can be reduced solely to images - and some images can... Continue Reading →

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Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Dir: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, Walton Goggins, Randall Park, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, etc. Runtime: 1hr58min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light, some hints here and there. One tidbit beneath the read-more. I am a big fan of 2015's Ant-Man, to the point where it's in... Continue Reading →

The Weight of the Name

In the world of cinema, folks see a certain name tacked onto a film poster, or a particular face in a trailer, and, regardless of anything else, think, "Oh, so-and-so is in this!" and immediately decide to see it. I've got a few of those myself - actors and actresses whose body of work is... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Dir: Ron Howard Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany. Runtime: 2hr 15min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light, some hints here and there. After facing a (rumored) fraught production, during which the original directors were fired due to "creative differences" and replaced with Ron Howard... Continue Reading →

The Spark

I've mentioned this in previous posts, but I generally attribute my love and appreciation for film to my decision to minor in film during my college years, since I got to experience a broad spectrum of different genres and styles from a multitude of different directors and eras. Prior to that, I didn't go to... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Chappaquiddick (2018)

Dir: John Curran Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, etc. Runtime: 1hr 41min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light Chappaquiddick is based on the true story of the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, in which a car accident involving senator Ted Kennedy (Clark) resulted in the death of political campaign secretary Mary Jo... Continue Reading →

Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Dir: Ava DuVernay Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zack Galifanakis, Storm Reid, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller, etc. Runtime: 1hr49min Rating: PG Spoiler level: Light A Wrinkle in Time, one of the most-hyped releases of 2018, and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle, follows... Continue Reading →

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 →

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