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Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 (2013) is Informal Within Its Subject Matter Yet, Shallow Within Its Story

Watching Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 is the equivalent to watching a college student’s moderately intriguing research project. You dig it, you get it, and you ultimately respect it, but in the long run, you rather be doing something more germane.  Lars Von Trier’s sharp analysis of nymphomania through the scientific psyche is ever so agonizing—in the […]

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The Meaning Behind Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster (2015)

Minor-Spoilers for the Meaning Behind The Lobster (Not Necessarily What Happens)  There’s nothing out there quite like The Lobster. Yorgos Lanthimos has invented something harshly relevant to a society eminently apparent of now and till the future. I abhor the fact that a majority of audiences unquestionably missed the mark on what this movie meant. […]

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Rebel Without A Cause (1955): The Birth of a Genre

Review of Rebel Without a Cause Presented By Fathom Events I mean, what more can I say about James Dean that hasn’t been said before? The man evidently shaped acting forever. How he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for his illustrious role as Jim Stark, the world may never know. This is a performance of a […]

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Touch of Evil (1958): Taking You Through My First Orson Welle’s Experience

So this is my first Orson Welles experience, and one thing I can say for sure is that this man was miles ahead of his time. He was taking momentuous filmmaking steps decades forward into the art of film. Arguably this guy innovated and popularized film noir, and Touch of Evil is only one of […]

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Tim Burton’s Ed Wood (1994): A Prime Example of an Extravagant Biopic

Ed Wood is Tim Burton’s second best film in my mind. For me, Edward Scissorhands would still take the cake for first place—you just can’t beat mystical and magical— but despite that being the case, Ed Wood I’d arguably say, is Burton’s most masterfully directed and written film yet.  This is the original Disaster Artist, […]

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris (1971): A Conflicting, Science Fiction Masterpiece

Solaris is practically Stalker in space. Well…Solaris technically was released/made before Stalker, so in a sense, Stalker is Solaris on Earth. My conjectures are rather similar to how I feel about Stalker; it’s absolutely mind-boggling to see the cinematic achievement Tarkovsky was able to knack despite the sore pacing. They are both, like mentioned before, […]

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Predators (2010) is a Creative, New Direction for the Franchise

Once again, not bad at all. I dug the sheer hell out of the concept for Predators. (Minor Spoilers) The Predators kidnap a group of humans each encompassing a distinct survival trait in order to use them as arena bate for their little manslaughter games. Now that’s just downright imposing.  The Predators have never looked […]

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and the Struggle of Maintaining a Dysfunctional Family

I wish we were gifted with more dramas like this today. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is able to take an idea so simplistic and familiar yet, somehow, make it feel like a highly educating monument. Nowadays, tons of dramas try to be way too serious/far-reaching or profoundly groundbreaking. This shows me that filmmakers have lost […]

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Spike Jonze’s Her (2013) is a Dentrimental Look Into the Mortal Abstraction of “Love”

If you’re single and watch Her, you begin to feel lonely, yet secure. If you’re currently with someone and watch Her, you begin to feel grateful, yet afraid.  My personal parallel.  Many may say that Her is the most accurate depiction of probable romantic relationships within the future, but I almost took this as a hidden […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012): Why It’s the Best Film So Far of the 2010s

“A Perfect Movie”  The Master is a perfect movie. It’s tough for me to explain just about every scant detail that incarcerated me in this masterpiece, but I’ll list the basics for you’ll: • Joaquin Phoenix gives one of the most engaging, cogent performances of all-time. • Oh, and so does Philip Seymour Hoffman, who’s […]