Loving the Bomb: Technology & Conquest in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was undeniably one of the most brilliant and innovative motion picture directors of all time. His meticulously crafted works have influenced innumerable filmmakers all over the world, from Steven Spielberg to Gaspar Noe. Obviously, entire books have been written about Kubrick’s oeuvre, so let us focus here on the peak of his […]

The Christmas Chronicles 2

Film Title

The Christmas Chronicles 2

Synopsis

Yet again, Christmas must be saved from a bitter troublemaker

Director

Chris Columbus (I'm not kidding)

Cast

Kurt Russell
Goldie Hawn
Darby Camp
Julian Dennison

I got the notification yesterday that The Christmas Chronicles 2 was available for immediate streaming at Netflix. I didn’t know whether or not to rejoice or cringe. I don’t want to poison the well, but let’s face it. Christmas sequels have not historically been successful. Most, like Bad Santa 2 and the unwatchable A Christmas […]

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood: One Possible Interpretation

In all that has already been written and said about Quentin Tarantino’s latest (and supposedly penultimate) movie, one thing that comes up again and again is the surprisingly disrespectful way in which the character of Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) is portrayed. His one really crucial scene sees him being arrogant toward stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad […]

7 Best Apps for Movies, Music, and TV Shows

With the development of applications, you can be able to watch on-demand movies, music, and TV shows at the comfort of your smartphone. While there are many factors to consider before settling on an application that suits your watching needs, a better application is one that allows you to save offline content in the most […]

The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Film Title

The Dead Don't Die

Synopsis

Another lame zombie movie. Watch The Train To Busan instead

Director

Jim Jarmusch

Cast

Steve Buscemi
Bill Murray
Adam Driver
Cloe Sevigny
Tom Waits
Danny Glover

“Humor is subjective” is a phrase I forced myself to remember several times throughout legendary independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s latest, The Dead Don’t Die, as several other people in the audience with me reacted audibly and approvingly to jokes I found relentlessly unfunny and lame.  Here are some of the bits that elicited laughter…  Farmer […]

Un Chien Andalou

Film Title

Un Chien Andalou

Synopsis

A Short Film

Director

Luis Bunuel

Cast

Simon Mareuil
Pierre Batcheff

This 1929 collaboration between Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali is one of the strangest and most enigmatic films ever produced, containing all the layers of dream logic and elusive profundity of a David Lynch movie in under twenty minutes. The two notorious surrealists apparently couldn’t have been happier that their work confounded so many viewers […]

Hunger (2008)

Film Title

Hunger

Synopsis

Inmates in a Northern Ireland prison are led in a hunger strike

Director

Steve McQueen

Cast

Stuart Graham
Laine Megaw
Brian Milligan
Michael Fassbender
Liam McMahon
Helen Madden

I saw this in April of 2009 and the rest of the year failed to produce a more perfect film. Director Steve McQueen (not the one I was thinking of, as it turned out) crafts a completely compelling take on the famed hunger strike endured by Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) and other political prisoners associated […]

Come Away -A Tale Of Two Tales

Film Title

Come Away

Synopsis

Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination

Director

Brenda Chapman

Cast

Angelina Jolie
Michael Caine
Keira Chansa
Jordon A. Nash
Reece Yates
Jack Veal
Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Titles are one of the most important aspects of a film. In one, two, or a handful of words, a title has to tell us what the movie is about, be intriguing enough to convince us to spend money to watch the film, be memorable, and not be so long as to have diarrhea of […]

Ten Awesome College Comedies

From wild parties, to pledging fraternities, and other antics, college comedies explore the funny things about college – from scholastic competitions, to new romantic relationships, to coming-of-age stories. Here are 10 great movies to check out! Accepted In 2006, Justin Long was a part of the growing norm of high-concept comedies, especially in the college […]

Come Play

Film Title

Come Play

Synopsis

A boy and his screen.

Director

Jacob Chase

Cast

Gillian Jacobs
John Gallagher Jr.
Azhy Robertson

There’s an app for everything. Parenting during the pandemic has been quite a challenge. All of the things that are important for children – attending school, being around other kids their age, spreading their time across multiple activities, not being around parents 24/7 – have been completely disrupted. Among those things is limiting screen-time, an […]