Blade Runner 2049
The Dark Knight
The Empire Strikes Back
Evil Dead II
The Godfather II
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Toy Story 2
Top Gun: Maverick ???
oh yeah, baby. you'd better fucking believe it.
Top Gun: Maverick is one hell of a sequel. it's incredibly shot, superbly acted, it hits hard emotionally, it provides us with new and likeable characters, it improves on every aspect of the original film while also paying tribute to it, and…
It's monumentally disorienting to research a movie after watching it and find that the authorial hand you imagined that you saw behind its key moments was, in fact, entirely irrelevant to the most noteworthy elements of the film. In the case of The Birds a film based on a short story by queer, female writer Daphne du Maurier, it's easy to assume that both the sapphic undercurrents of the relationship between Annie and Melanie, and the early focus on Melanie…
A breathtakingly, visceral and brutal exercise in visual storytelling by one of the world's greatest animators and filmmakers, Genndy Tartakovsky.
Although I'm aware of Samurai Jack's existence and have seen the occasional clip, this is the first time I've seen anything more mature and violent from Tatakovsky, and needless to say, I'm looking forward to seeing more. The very specific style that exhibits the supremacy of 2D animation on many levels that must be seen to be appreciated, fits very…
“We want a report, not a declaration of love.” Antoine Doinel isn’t good at anything. He gets fired constantly. He sleeps around, has no direction, and teeters on petty irritation & carefree obliviousness in tandem. Curious protagonist. If Stolen Kisses didn’t have such a random, offbeat plot, it’d flat-out sink. Thankfully, it’s a delight, and Truffaut’s subtly expressing a specific universal truth. Obsession will take you to interesting rooms.
Vincent Canby deemed the film, quote, “a movie so full of love that…
The Young Girls of Rochefort is surely the most romantic film ever made. It brims with joie de vivre and vivacity, and is utterly infectious in its attempt at capturing that giddy feeling of meeting someone you'll fall in love with for the very first time. It's the essence of love, compounded through song and dance. It's cinema as an avenue to express and capture a sensation. It's the musical genre expounded to its fullest…
God bless The Lonely Island.
A significant part of my childhood resurrected into what is a feature-length glorified crossover hybrid SNL/Adult Swim skit is not what I had in mind for a reboot/repackaging of sorts of my beloved "Chip 'n Dale", but this takes its concept and runs a couple of miles with it until it almost runs out of gas at the end and there is something truly admirable about the fact that its cameo-filled, reference-filled 99 noir-like minutes…
My understanding of the card game is limited, but I believe it is no accident that they played it during the film. It's a film that aims to impress you by bluffing. They don't conceal their objectives, and their surprising twist is simple to predict once you realize it's plainly modeled on films like The Hateful Eight. Hitchcock was a master at this, the classic "Mcguffin," show the audience the bombshell and watch as the characters in the film learn…
I actually saw one of the warm up sets for this special back in 2019. The experience is completely different in person, I laughed much more than I’ve ever laughed when watching stand up on TV.
Having said that, I think he changed the first ten minutes because I don’t remember hearing those trans jokes… they weren’t great. The ones later on in the set were a little better at least (for some reason there are two sections about trans…
When an investigation into police corruption goes sideways, officer Eun Si-yeon (Gong Hyo-jin) is reassigned to the hit-and-run squad. Fortunately the original case involved an automobile company, so the car focus means continuing the original inquiry isn't much of a stretch. At Hit-and-Run, Eun will be paired with borderline idiot savant super cop, Seo Min-jae (Ryu Jun-yeol) - to take down Jung Jae-cheol (Jo Jung-suk), a wealthy petrolhead with a murderous need for speed.
Having debuted with Coin Locker Girl…
“Haze around the moon, snow is coming soon”
Greatest piece of neo-realism ever!
While there’s many interesting plot lines through this slow-paced 3-hour long movie, what intrigued me the most was the mundane / menial tasks and how the community worked and how it all connected. I often enjoy when a movie lets you explore other things than just the narrative. I also really like the fact that the challenges they meet arent earth-shattering they’re small inconveniences for most, but…
Things don't feel the same anymore. It's become impossible to maintain clarity of voice and vision on account of the pressure mounting on all sides of you. There's nothing worse than self-reflection yielding the knowledge of yourself as a failure, especially when the rhythm of nature you abide by is devoid of optimistic reassurance and comfort. You say "calm mind, calm life" but this healthy commingling remains ever elusive, a lack of empathy from others clouding your mind's mirror with…