RANT REVIEW: Godzilla King of the Monsters

I am a Godzilla fan. The fella has pretty much played a crucial part in my years of growing up from childhood to young adulthood. And YES, I actually really like the Godzilla 2014 American remake which I find to be immensely underrated. So as one could expect, I had a substantial amount of anticipation for […]

Quickie: Blood Simple (1984)

Blood Simple is the ultimate sneak peek into the heavenly potential of the Coen Brothers. It’s a simple story, turned into a complicated conundrum involving bruting affairs, murderous twists and turns, and blood-curdling results.  Verdict: B “Blood Simple” is now available to rent and buy on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, and iTunes.

Quickie: The Elephant Man (1980)

Fantastic film. This surely is David Lynch functioning with his most mainstream aptitudes, but it’s doubtlessly his craftiest attempt at engendering emotion amongst his viewers. Lynch clearly knows how to exhibit sequences that feel perilously gut-wrenching and unadulterated. Another old-fashioned decorated movie to add to the list of things that make me hate human beings […]

Under the Silver Lake: Cinema’s Next Huge Cult Classic

Conspiracy Theories: The Movie or David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake is a remotely schizophrenic tale that roots its filmmaking etiquettes of directing, cinematography, and score composition off of the golden days of Hitchcock—specifically sentimental to his mystery noir films like Vertigo. Comparable to his debut It Follows, which was a marvelous callback to […]

Quickie: Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball sees director Bennett Miller making baseball games feel as intense as a high-caliber thriller and writers Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian making the act of solving and studying statistics appear like the raddest activity on the planet. These are difficult things to accomplish if you couldn’t already tell. Verdict: B “Moneyball” is now available […]

Quickie: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948)

The script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the script, the […]

Rocketman Hits the Heights That Most Musical Biopics Wish They Could Attain

After witnessing the patternless blister of last year’s severely disappointing Bohemian Rhapsody, and after watching possibly the chintziest trailer—this referring to the trailer for what I am reviewing here today—I have ever gazed at, you would guess that I had massively low expectations for Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John biopic Rocketman. It appeared to be as if […]

Quick-Thoughts: Olivia Wilde’s Directorial Debut Booksmart

Yeah, Booksmart is probably one of the most far-fetched high school genre films of all-time, but it makes up for that shortcoming by being one of the funniest high school comedies of all-time—and by a long, long shot! The whole plot is pretty much driven by extreme conveniences, but hey, who cares? Quality humor always […]