I guess this must be the place
Without admittedly having seen many films that center on the Jewish Holocaust including Night and Fog and Schindler’s List, I feel confident in saying that there is at least a strong argument for viewing no other cinematic work about the Jewish experience during this time than Shoah. No other work consistently grapples with the medium’s inability to truly convey such emotions and visualize such events. At every turn reminding us of the inherent unknowing of such trauma, and…
Before the movie I got into a conversation with a homeless ex-con who told me about how long and unending the nights are when you have nowhere to sleep. How vulnerable it feels to have to let your guard down and risk everything you have in order to make it to the next day. In order to survive, he said, you have to become invisible. They are the invisible people. But if you know where to look, you will see.…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world."
There is a painful relatability to The Master. It challenges us to process our innermost doubts and regrets: the hazy uncertainty of our past and present, along with the overwhelming emptiness of our future. We have each faced our share of trials and tribulations in life,…
I don't say this lightly: this may be the scariest film ever made.
One of my biggest pet peeves since I started getting into movies around 5 years ago has been hearing that damn word over and over again: terrifying.
“He gives a terrifying performance.”
“What a terrifying villain!”
“Did you see that part when that thing happened? Wow! That was terrifying!”
This word is tossed around so often, used so overdramatically to describe anything the least bit uncomfortable or tense,…