Isolation & Violence: The World of John Wick

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

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Essential Viewings for November – December

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

A Searing Portrait of Repressed Identity: Moonlight Review

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