Quickie: Brian De Palma’s Blow Out (1981)

Blow Out sees John Travolta seeking out to sew and polish up an enigma of murder, corruption, and virtue, while ALSO, rag-tagging with an obnoxious female sidekick/crime-witness/con-artist/poser-prostitute, while ALSO, contemplating his dispiriting past, manufacturing voluptuary horror flicks on the side, hunting down John Lithgow playing John Lithgow, burning the American dream, and unconsciously starring in […]

Quickie: Nightcrawler (2014)

3rd Viewing The biggest American crime ever to be committed in the cinematic timeline of this decade—right next to the fabrication of The Emoji Movie—was the Academy’s neglect to nominate Jake Gyllenhaal for best actor due to his eerie, highbrow and persistent performance as, Louis Bloom, the greatest on-screen psychopath since Heath Ledger’s The Joker. […]

Everything (For the Most Part) is Awesome Again in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part—written by this decade’s legit greatest animated movie screenwriters, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (who make most of Disney’s recent attributes seem like child’s play),—comes off as a passably tolerable, vibrantly decorated children’s’ feature that later on blossoms itself into a flamingly witty children’s’ AND adults’ feature that’s bound […]

Sharp Objects: A Wickedly Compulsive TV Miniseries

First off, before I start my review, can we just thank the universe real quick for Led Zeppelin?  Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s dive into Sharp Objects.  I read the novel, Sharp Objects, around four years ago. I remember it was during my edgy-phase of being heavily addicted to […]

Child’s Play (1988): The Birth of an Unusual Slasher Icon

Welcome to the beginning of my Child’s Play series of reviews! We’re starting off with Tom Holland’s cult horror classic: Child’s Play. Hi-de-ho!  Child’s Play is a rambunctious horror flick that’s saturated to the brim with bizzaro coatings of sadistical and dexterously flavorful gallows humor. Similar to how The Evil Dead nearly redefined the horror genre […]

Quickie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an inexhaustible serum formulated by lofty doses of trepidation. The film takes a similar high-octane approach within fetching out its countless events to that of one of my all-time favorites, Requiem for a Dream, making just about every conceptual message it has in store function freakishly well. Charlie […]

Quickie: Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985)

Brazil is a zanily savage, innovative journey—undeniably inspired by the prospects of George Orwell‘s masterpiece, 1984—that operates as a satirical interpretation of a hereafter society ruled under a totalitarian government. Terry Gilliam is able to employ his peerless creativity and cinematically wacky potential to craft a feasible, yet, elusive universe through wields of some of […]

Breaking Down M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

Warning: Spoiler Alert Time to break down M. Night Shyamalan’s, Glass.  The Shyamagold: • DIRECTING. CAMERAWORK. NEATO. Yes, you can genuinely tell the dude has improved in his aptness to capture idiosyncratic optics in his sequences. Tons of favorable camerawork techniques were utilized to its fullest potential in here. • The first 15-20 minutes. Ravishing. […]

Breaking Down M. Night Shyamalan’s Split (2016)

Warning: Spoilers Ahead Time to break down M. Night Shyamalan’s, Split.  The Shyamagold: • The concept. • James McAvoy. • James McAvoy. • James McAvoy. • Anya Taylor Joy’s character and her arc. Makes me recall what made Shyamalan so special when he used to write such adversarial characters. • Anytime Hedwig is on screen, […]

Quickie: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Explorations of introversion through Adam Sandler’s (I can’t believe I’m saying this) infectiously eccentric, outlandish performance, nail-bitingly PERFECT directing, celestially colorful visuals, a score that’s eminently reminiscent of both the taxing compositions of Requiem for a Dream and the callbacks of classical, lovey-dovey songs, makes Punch-Drunk Love a romantic story that pays its tender respects […]