Quickie: Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low (1963)

WOW! This is my first time watching an Akira Kurosawa film and I’ve instantaneously converted into being a massive fan of his after witnessing this! High and Low plays out almost as if it was two different movies; the first half being an intense, claustrophobic thriller and the second half being a detailed crime investigation. […]

Quickie: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation continues the franchise’s streak of freshness (ever since Ghost Protocol raised quality-standards) with a solid, exceptional spy thriller. The fifth combines vibes of both the first Mission Impossible and Ghost Protocol, creating a more distinct yet familiar entry that should massively please fans. Like previous Mission Impossible entries however, the film […]

Quickie: Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975)

Barry Lyndon is one of the most captivating single-man journeys I’ve ever endorsed. The coinciding messages about the effect poverty or wealth can have upon an individual’s character, ambitions, and actions are marvelously exhibited. The film’s finale is as exhilarating as it is inventive and proves itself as one of Kubrick’s finest cinematic sequences. The […]

Mission Impossible: Fallout is the Action Genre at its Peak

Mission Impossible: Fallout is a two-and-a-half-hour action heavy eruption that definitively feels like its only an hour long, thanks to its non-stop pace, and intensified joy-ride formula. The spy espionage twist and turns act out as remarkably clever plot pieces—that were certainly crowd-pleasing—and seemingly outdue the previous films’ cunning endeavors. Just the commitment and passion […]

Princess Mononoke (1997): An Animal-Friendly Gem

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018  I’m so thrilled that I decided to watch Princess Mononoke for the first time ever on the big screen. Studio Ghibli is just nonstop in terms of their animated quality (leaving most animated studios in the dust) even in times like the 90s when this film was released. The action sequences […]

Quick-Thoughts: Sorry to Bother You

I’m not f***ing around when I say Sorry To Bother You is the eeriest comedy I’ve ever embarked upon. Its awkwardly bestowed, but in its favor, makes for an unforgettably odd experience. Boots Riley has invented something that feels violating yet strangely refreshing. (Verdict: B)  This Movie is a Part of My List: The Best Films […]

Suspiria (1977): The Mother of Giallo Movies

The crew behind the lighting and color pallet for Suspiria deserve an Oscar (x1000)!!! I felt like I was in some sort of twisted heaven witnessing this movie!!!  In anticipation for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria, I decided to watch the 1977 original for the first time. Suspiria is slasher horror done right, because it’s […]

Quickie: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) ★★★★

Despite watching this movie in 240p (I’m not joking) I still found Stalker to be one of the most visually appealing films ever created. It’s filled with so much social commentary that is notably effective thanks to the wonderfully crafted dialogue provided to us from Tarkovsky and the Strugatskiys. Stalker does however, suffer from its […]

Halloween II (2009) Is…Underrated?

I think I prefer Rob Zombie’s Halloween II more than his first attempt poking at Michael Myers’s story. There’s definitely a more artsy approach to the way Zombie presents the story which I somewhat appreciated. The most compelling and thought-provoking theme presented in the film that carried it graciously was the trauma in which the […]

Halloween (2007) Is An “Ehh” Remake

Review of the Unrated Director’s Cut  I respect Rob Zombie for approaching this Halloween remake with a more divergent and comprehensive design instead of using means of replication (for at least the first hour of this retelling). However, these new explorations pan out as eminently unnecessary and rather cataclysmic to the story of Michael Myers. […]