The Manchurian Candidate(s): How 60’s Cinema Foresaw The Future

Watching events unfold in America from over in Canada is a bit fun, at least in a morbid sense. It's fun because we, at least under a thought that we are in safe hands, are watching America continue to crumble more and more. But at the same time, it’s saddening. I have many American friends … Continue reading The Manchurian Candidate(s): How 60’s Cinema Foresaw The Future

Advertisements

Surprising & Redemptive: Doctor Strange Review

Strange is a rather accurate word to describe the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you think about it, it's probably the most unique and successful marketing idea of the 21st century. The MCU is officially the highest grossing franchise of all time, almost doubling the domestic gross of the number two spot, Harry Potter, despite the … Continue reading Surprising & Redemptive: Doctor Strange Review

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

The Entertaining Surprise of Mistress America

Ok, Mistress America is technically a very well reviewed film and liked by many...which doesn't merit much defense. However, I usually despise the combo of Noah Baumbach (his films are usually about white male's going through first world problems) and the annoying and overrated Greta Gerwig. And to my surprise, Mistress America turned out to be one … Continue reading The Entertaining Surprise of Mistress America