It Chapter One (2017): Taking a Glimpse at Andy Muschietti’s Popular Horror Phenomena Two Years Later

2nd Viewing Well, this didn’t age too well. But it aged well enough! Psyche! I recall l-o-v-i-n-g, yes, l-o-v-i-n-g this Stephen King reboot back in 2017 when I first witnessed…it…opening night at a packed theater with middle school kids trying to bribe theater employees into letting them see the movie despite it being Rated-r. Damn, […]

Double-Feature Review: Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2 (2003-2004)

Review of Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) 2nd Viewing Tarantino Marathon Part IV of IX Screened at Irvine Spectrum’s RPX Theater w/@RaymondSkinner  Style! Style! More style! Even more style! More! More! More! If that intro didn’t convince you already, I personally find Quentin Tarantino’s iconic, action-brimmed sensation Kill Bill Volume 1 to be his most […]

Jackie Brown (1997): Tarantino’s Most Underrated Film Reviewed!

2nd Viewing Tarantino Marathon Part III of IX The first time and the only time I saw Quinton Tarantino’s 3rd feature-length production Jackie Brown was wayyy back when I was in middle school. Based off of my recent revisit to this underrated glory, it can be deduced that I wasn’t mature enough to intimately appreciate the […]

Autumn Sonata (1978): Drama at its Absolute Peak

Autumn Sonata is an infinitely relatable mold of art, bearing in mind the piece can be applicable to a lot of variegated common human cases—the deprivation of communication and the turmoil it can spring, what a shortage of love can do to an individual, the existential burden of guilt. There are just so many trunks […]

Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012): A Modern-Day Animated Classic

In some sense, Don Hertzfeldt has played a paramount role in my life growing up. One of the first YouTube videos I ever saw back when I was a wee-little boy was his short film Rejected. I had no clue what it meant or what was happening in it, but as an uncorrupted, curious child, […]

8 Quickies of 8 Classic Short Films (Un Chien Andalou, Meshes of the Afternoon, La Jetée, etc.)

Un Chien Andalou (1929) Things that come to mind after watching An Andalusian Dog: • Weird flex, but okay. • And I thought David Lynch was weird. • 5-hour energy, am I right? • …or Cocaine. • The opening, the opening, the opening. • This is the grandpappy of surrealism, ooooh! Verdict: 4/5 Click Here […]

Blade Runner (1982): A Movie That Can Safely Be Called “Unlike Anything Else”

Warning: Spoilers Ahead Review of Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Obviously), 3rd Viewing, Screened at the La Costa Cinepolis Somebody: Blade Runner is overrated. Me: Well, everybody is entitled to their own opinion, I suppose.  Somebody: Blade Runner is a really, really, really boring movie. Me: I mean, I guess I can get behind that? […]

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010): Changing the Way Documentaries are Made

The greatest crossover of graffiti artists featuring talents such as Space Invader, Shepard Fairy, Zeus, Borf, Buffmonster, and more, makes Marvel’s Infinity War + Endgame look like a piece of cake. Exit Through the Gift Shop concocts graffiti art as something that’s so much more than meets the eye. Like, it’s so revolutionary and downright […]

Carol (2015) and the Power of Technical Storytelling

First off, I’d like to make a toast to Carol for being one of the prettiest films I have ever laid my eyes on. Heavens, goodness me. There’s something eminent about forbidden love stories. Like most, they follow the brew-stirred formula yet, there’s something pernicious when witnessing the deprivation of an unmatched potential breach into […]

My Unpopular Opinion: Toy Story 3 (2010) is Overrated

Spoiler Alert! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve watched Toy Story 3 as a near preteen. I was head over heels in love with it! And after this rewatch, I can reassure y’all, it’s quite possibly one of the most overrated movies I have ever seen. Toy Story 3 has been deemed a […]