When the lights went up, I looked over to my girlfriend, there were tears in her eyes but joy was written all over her face. This is the look of inspiration. Her eyes glued to the screen, the look of shock and amazement when she saw that a woman directed one of her favorite films, and … Continue reading Why Wonder Woman is the most important film of the year so far
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
I had the weirdest emotional response to John Wick: Chapter 2, a spiraling symphony of violence and vengeance. Sitting in a crowded theatre by myself is something I've grown accustomed to and usually I'm more hopeful and excited about the films I see alone. However, this sense of glee and optimism soon faded. There was this potent feeling of … Continue reading Isolation & Violence: The World of John Wick
BONKERS! The performances were beautifully bonkers, the music was bonkers in all the right ways, and the monologues were insanely bonkers. I don't think I've ever called a film bonkers before until I witnessed Inherent Vice.
Last month, the Oscar nominations were announced and thankfully, the acting and behind the scenes categories featured a far more diverse crowd. Producers are thankfully making more diverse films and rightfully made sure the Academy got a hold of them.
There are many things I can say about the state of cinema this year and not one of them involves the hyperbolic statement, Cinema is dying or is dead. It's just evolving, which is what film has been doing since it's creation.
The fall/winter film season is finally here! After a disappointing summer season, we're finally in the "prestige" film months, and get to see the films that studios have been hiding all year. We're especially excited because there's not only Oscar contenders coming up, but some of the most popular festival films ever to grace the silver screen. From Manchester … Continue reading Essential Viewings for November – December
Who is you? That is the titular question at hand during the entirety of Barry Jenkins' visceral character study, Moonlight. After a string of underwhelming films this year, such as Jason Bourne and Cafe Society, I was floored when Moonlight not only delivered, but inspired me as well. As a filmmaker, it is common to hear, … Continue reading A Searing Portrait of Repressed Identity: Moonlight Review
The 2016 summer season is coming to an end and a couple of weeks ago I started seeing numerous articles saying, "the summer box office was in disarray". I let out a slight sigh and thought to myself, "Finding Dory and Pets are going to be really good and we still have Bourne and Suicide … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Suicide Squad is Destined to Succeed
An open letter I wish I wasn't writing this. A couple of days ago I couldn't think of what to write and today, in truly bittersweet fashion, I'm writing a letter to Mr. Anton Yelchin. Nearly 4 years ago, I went to a Q & A screening of Like Crazy, and you were there to answer … Continue reading Goodbye, Anton Yelchin