Quick-Thoughts: Tremors (2019)

Tremors: An exemplar in the idea that certainty will always blind people from rationality. FACTS.  Jayro Bustamante‘s third indie motion picture is a well directed, well acted, well written, and well shot drama, but a little too superficial in its grand scope. However, it’s such a crucially important film for Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community—a […]

Portrait of Lady on Fire: An Affirmative Victory for Director Céline Sciamma

#SupportThisLowkeyFrench&FemaleVersionOfIngmarBergmanIfIngmarBergmanWroteYAMovies You can’t describe the premise of Portrait of a Lady on Fire without somehow giving away some clues about what the film’s staple plot is. Truthfully, the movie doesn’t really reveal it’s true colors until its final shot, where the message of the movie hits firmer than any other consequential implication from other releases […]

The Lighthouse Instantaneously Solidifies Robert Eggers as a Household Director

I’m so happy that I’ve finally figured out what the most aesthetically pleasing movie of all-time is now. That was easy. Imagine: two straight hours of two late-18th-century lighthouse keepers stuck on an enigmatic island, getting drunk, farting, masturbating, and going completely, bats*** insane. Robert Eggers—a man who’s made only one other film up until […]

The Irishman is the Classic Scorsese Film but Overrun by Some Rewarding, New Resolutions

For those worried about the three-and-a-half-hour run time of Martin Scorsese’s Netflix feature-length: don’t. The Irishman breezes by impressively fast, and in consideration of its arresting chronicle, it could’ve gone on longer without a complaint to be left in sight. With a classic Scorsese script, striking veteran performances, and a resolution like no other gangster tale, […]

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit: An Edgy Satire with Not a Whole Lotta Wit

Just in the opening ten minutes of Jojo Rabbit, you learn exactly what the film wants to tell you: the mind of a child is something that should never be thought to brainwash, considering it is so effortless to do so and it can further shatter their prudence especially as they grow older. In a promising […]

Quick-Thoughts: Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory

After watching this movie, I think I have metaphysically become Pedro Almodóvar. Pain and Glory is the supposedly autobiographical account of Almodóvar’s childhood and career. This archetypal Almodóvar film is nothing particularly inventive nor superb (it’s reasonably ordinary) but it is interesting to witness all the strenuous emotions of an accomplished filmmaker spew out on […]

Quick-Thoughts: Bill Burr Paper Tiger

Yeah, I agree with Bill Burr. American comedians should just perform in foreign countries so they can avoid receiving unnecessary crap for being “inappropriate” or “offensive.” IT’S JUST STAND-UP COMEDY PEOPLE. IT’S JUST A SHOW FULL OF JOKES. J-O-K-E-S. WHY THE FUSS?  I laughed an unhealthy (AKA, A LARGE) amount of times during Paper Tiger. […]

Quickie: Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (2011)

Review of the Theatrical Cut Terrence Malick basically just saw the 1o-minute-long Stargate sequence from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and was like, “Fuck it, let me recreate that scene for the opening of my film!” God-like score/soundtrack. Masterful directing. Entrancing editing. Genuinely, the prettiest movie I’ve ever laid my eyes upon. Wish its […]

Parasite is Bong Joon-ho’s MASTERPIECE

This is the most “non-boring” movie I have ever seen in my entire life. Like, how is it possible for somebody to not find this entertaining? HOW? In 2013, acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho released his science-fiction thriller Snowpiercer—a SEVERELY underrated wonder that used a never-ending train as a metaphorical abstraction of a social […]

Vince Gilligan’s El Camino: The Long Awaited Breaking Bad Sequel That Ended Up (To a Great Degree) Being Worth the Wait

Warning: Very Minor and Vague Spoilers for Breaking Bad In 2008, a gifted screenwriter named Vince Gilligan—a 40-year-old virtuoso from Richmond, Virginia who merely nobody had even heard of unless you were a hardcore X-Files fan—initiated a series that many would consider to be the best in all of television history. This program—which we referred […]