Why I Loved Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’

The opening of 'mother!' should tell you enough about what you’re about to witness for the next 2 hours. It's filled with unrelenting and downright disgusting visuals that will make you question everything you have seen. There’s no subtlety in it. It’s weird. It’s unapologetically in your face. If that doesn’t get you prepared for it, nothing … Continue reading Why I Loved Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’

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The Best Directorial Debut of the Year: Columbus Review

There are films that move you because of how sad they are. Then there are films that move you because for a fleeting moment, you felt part of a world that wasn't your own. The images on screen became a new reality and the characters living in that reality became people you truly cared about. That … Continue reading The Best Directorial Debut of the Year: Columbus Review

An Unexpectedly Depressing but Awesome Sequel: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

  I'm a huge fan of the first Guardians. I saw it three times in theaters, spread the gospel of Star-Lord and his space misfits to my whole family, and had the soundtrack on repeat like so many other fans. Now almost three years later, I'm in a totally different place in my life than I … Continue reading An Unexpectedly Depressing but Awesome Sequel: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Terrence Malick at his best & most romantic: Song to Song Review

“I tried to be kind, it only made me colder.” Faye (Rooney Mara) follows the curtains of a hotel room she and BV (Ryan Gosling) are staying in. BV asks her, “Do you love me?” and Faye smiles directly to the camera, and says, “Yes.” She turns to her left and BV repeats the question, and with … Continue reading Terrence Malick at his best & most romantic: Song to Song Review