Quick-Thoughts: Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise (1995)

Long-take conversations, radiating chemistry, meticulous directing, genuine acting quirks, and down-to-earth dialogue; movie lived up to the hype!  Before Sunrise captures the common, natural first-time connection we find ourselves as humans falling into irregularly. My mind is still pissed off by the idea that this entirely believable relationship dispensed on-screen was devised from the brain… Continue reading →

5 Reviews for the Holidays: It’s a Wonderful Life, Gremlins, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and Black Christmas

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)  I don’t think I’ve seen a movie with a heart quite the size of It’s A Wonderful Life’s. This is one of the most vibrant, hopeful, and spirited films I’ve ever laid witness to. I can sincerely understand why any cinephile would claim it to be one of the greatest… Continue reading →

Hot Take: Disney’s Latest Television Series WandaVision Doubted its Potential WAY Too Much

Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR WANDAVISION Someone at Disney headquarters is obsessed with The Truman Show and, for the most part, I’m all for it.  WandaVision‘s straight-to-streaming existence seemed like a last hope for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) during the global pandemic of “you-know-what” after having it’s highly anticipated blockbuster Black Widow pushed back… Continue reading →

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev (1966) – Faith in the Arts and Faith in God’s Approval of It

Andrei Tarkovsky Marathon Part III of III Wow, I didn’t expect Andrei Tarkovsky to have this level of scale in him.  Unquestionably the “epic” of the Russian auteur’s timeless career, Andrei Rublev, its title character of a monk, is a famous painter from the 14th century. The movie here primarily focuses on him while being… Continue reading →