Categories
Case Study Movie Discussions Movies

Case Study: Velvet Buzzsaw

Case Study: Velvet Buzzsaw and “bold” movies As I go back to previous articles, scanning and looking for ways to improve, I’ve often found a common error that I keep doing due to inexperience or lack of ability: When I don’t like a movie or find it more disappointing than fulfilling, yet I still find […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies Reviews

John Wick Chapter Three is a great movie, but it loses what made the franchise exceptional.

The original 2014 John Wick is one of the best action movies of the 2000s—if not ever. For me, that comes down to three core pillars: The neo-noir style, the mysterious and fascinating world of the movie as well as its simple and perfectly executed story, and it’s exhilarating ‘gun-fu’ action. With the success of […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies Reviews

Shape of water spoiler review and discussion

In the interest of transparency and disclosure, let me start by saying that Guillermo Del Toro is one of my favorite directors working today and his latest endeavor would be on top of-or thereabout-the top of my watch list the moment I would hear about it. However talk of this film after its Venice festival […]

Categories
Case Study Movie Discussions Movies Reviews

The chaser

If I had to summarize in a sentence what I think makes “The chaser” a fantastic movie, it would sound something like: Simple concepts taken to new grounds and executed impeccably. The movie has a simple story premise and a simple action motif but it takes both story and action to exciting new grounds and […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies Recommendations Reviews

The Wailing

Most horror movies deal with the unknown; sometimes that manifests as ghosts or monsters, other times its zombies or supernatural entities. The best ones, though, deal with the unknown regarding humans; the brutality of human nature, what we would do to protect what is dearest to us, our psychology, the construct of our society and […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies Recommendations Reviews

The Yellow Sea

The Yellow Sea is a hard movie to recommend; directed by Hong-Jin Na, the second offering from the director of The Chaser, The Yellow Sea is a weird mix of multiple genres that should not work as well together, yet not only they do, but it is in theory an improvement from The Chaser in […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies Reviews

Infinity Wars spoiler discussion

This discussion will contain spoilers for Infinity Wars; a lot of aspects of the movie will be spoiled. I highly recommend seeing the movie and then return to the article. Final warning, spoilers will start immediately. First of all, I’ll address the minor problems I have with the movie. To start with, the structure of […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies Reviews

What is Terminator: Dark Fate?

The title is a genuine question I’ve been struggling with since I saw the movie last night, and I’m not baffled by the concept or the genre; I’m simply pondering the most easily solvable dilemma when it comes to movies: Is it good or bad? I’m not talking about other people, fans of the series, […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies Reviews

Joker

Leading up to the release of Joker, you could not browse social media, talk to friends, watch TV, or simply exist around other people, without hearing a “hot” take about the new Joker movie; it was either the most controversial and evil release of modern cinema or the best movie ever that’s going to be […]

Categories
Movie Discussions Movies

John Wick Chapter Three is a great movie, but it loses what made the franchise exceptional.

The original 2014 John Wick is one of the best action movies of the 2000s—if not ever. For me, that comes down to three core pillars: The neo-noir style, the mysterious and fascinating world of the movie as well as its simple and perfectly executed story, and it’s exhilarating ‘gun-fu’ action. With the success of […]