I’ve been to the sixth floor, I’ve walked down Elm Street, I’ve seen the grassy knoll. There’s no doubt in my mind that the American public was lied to about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I won’t presume to know the who, when, and how, but so much of it does not add up to even the most cursory inspection. Continue reading JFK (1991)
The sweeping Waltz 2 of Dimitri Shostakovich plays as Nicole Kidman disrobes, her back to the camera. So it’s going to be that kind of film. And while Eyes Wide Shut is certainly a film dealing a lot about sex and promiscuity, it’s much more of a film about the idea of infidelity and the dark side of lust. Much like A Clockwork Orange, people are quick to label the film the very thing it is not. If anything, Eyes Wide Shut is one of the most potent arguments for monogamy and fidelity. Continue reading Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
If Logan is the best of the three solo Wolverine films, I am grateful I’ve been spared from the previous two titles because this is some of the most mediocre storytelling I’ve seen in a long time. The R-rating does not add any gravitas and depth to the film, just more offensive content to try to cash in on the success of Deadpool. Continue reading Logan (2017)
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“The butterfly represents the talent, the thoughtfulness, and the beauty within the caterpillar. But having a harsh outlook on life, the caterpillar sees the butterfly as weak and figures out a way to pimp it to his own benefits…Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations that the caterpillar never considered, ending the internal struggle. Although the butterfly and caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.” -Kendrick Lamar (Mortal Man) Continue reading La La Land (2016)
On my first viewing of Hail, Caesar!, I didn’t get it. The plot is full of tangents, the humor rarely hi, and I wasn’t sure what to think of the end. However, I found myself wanting to revisit it because I tend to love the Coen Bros. films and most of my friends were raving about it. I’m glad I did because this film is an absolute delight. Continue reading Hail, Caesar! (2016)