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 →

Quick-Thoughts: David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future (2022)

“Sexier means easier funding.” “Crimes of the Future” is a title that nearly every one of David Cronenberg’s socially-minded body outputs thus far could’ve slipped themselves into – one in fact even did near the very beginning of the auteur’s illustrious career – but perhaps this now recently adapted 20-year-old script, initially scrapped right before… Continue reading →