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

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The Deconstruction of Terence Malick in Knight of Cups

The enigma that is Terence Malick has been discussed with film fans ever since his feature debut, Badlands. The man is a recluse as he avoids interviews, never likes having pictures taken of him, and rarely ever makes public appearances. Many thought we'd never get to see who the man actually was like. That's until … Continue reading The Deconstruction of Terence Malick in Knight of Cups

The Debut of a Promising New Voice: Edge of Dawn Review

As I continue to delve deeper into the world of micro-budget indie films, I find myself straddling a fence of contradictions. I don't want to be terribly harsh given the financial restraints, but I also don't want to be too lenient. Fortunately I've only come across few downright misfires and luckily Edge of Dawn is further proof micro-budget … Continue reading The Debut of a Promising New Voice: Edge of Dawn 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