Quick-Thoughts: Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation (1974)

“I’m not afraid of death. I am afraid of murder.”  Damn.  Being a surveillance expert truly can make one paranoid, and that’s exactly how one could describe Harry Caul—paranoid. As if the act of spying on others who legitimately have that right to feel like they’re being watched wouldn’t ironically brainwash you into believing that… Continue reading →

Lana Wachowski’s “The Matrix Resurrections” and How it Almost Successfully Reinvents the Phenomena of its 1999 Original

Since even the earliest stages of cinema, “meta” has had the capacity to either drive referential storytelling into modernization as we know and love it or straight into the dirt to be mocked at for failing to persuasively speak on its flaws. Godard and The French New Wave reckoned the first option with either borderline… Continue reading →

Quick-Thoughts: The Wachowskis’ The Matrix, Reloaded, and Revolutions (1999-2003)

The Matrix (1999) Screened at Regal 4DX • 3rd Viewing It seems virtually impossible to dislike a movie such as The Matrix: something so open on allowing itself to have THIS much fun and set piece / special effects extravaganza while simultaneously covering some thought-provoking topics from World on a Wire (1973) through simple hero’s… Continue reading →

Quick-Thoughts: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Depressing and therapeutic cinema. What a combo…  Watching this movie at 1:00am right after finishing up a 7 hour drive is a whole other f**king feeling, fellas. Chantal Akerman’s cult classic is such a ruthless and trailblazing affair for the art because what it’s essentially doing <for both halves> is conditioning you into the mundane… Continue reading →