Verotika (2019) – How the Gods Kill (Horror)

There has recently been a strange discourse on the internet. The internet being what it is, it’s not like it’s actually going to matter or change anything, but people seemed to get very exorcized. Even Paul Schrader weighed in because he seems to have nothing better to do these days between making very fine moviesContinue reading “Verotika (2019) – How the Gods Kill (Horror)”

Deadwood: The Movie (2019) – A Magnificent Dirge to a Brilliant Series

“Our Father, which art in Heaven…” “Let him fucking stay there.” It strikes me as a little odd to be writing this review of a television movie that followed up a television show on a site dedicated to theatrical films specifically. But as I recall, the distinction between movies made for television versus movies madeContinue reading “Deadwood: The Movie (2019) – A Magnificent Dirge to a Brilliant Series”

Official Competition (2021) – A Clash of Cinematic Egos

The world of film and its makers is a mysterious and strange one, filled with equal parts glamor and hard labor. In fact, I’d go so far as to say the glamourous aspect of the job is mostly the side the public is still familiar with, whereas the hard and laborious side is more mysteriousContinue reading “Official Competition (2021) – A Clash of Cinematic Egos”

Elvis (2022) – Movie Spectacular Spectacular A La Baz Luhrmann

There are few people of the twentieth century as iconic and well-known as Elvis Presley. Still to this day young audiences keep getting introduced to him, be it via a piece of iconography, the numerous pop culture references or the continual replay-value of many of his most iconic songs like Hound Dog, Can’t Help FallingContinue reading “Elvis (2022) – Movie Spectacular Spectacular A La Baz Luhrmann”

Secret Honor (1984) – Remembering Philip Baker Hall

The year 2022 is beginning to feel reminiscent of 2016. Not just for looming political turns towards the right and therefore bad, but also for a staggering amount of beloved celebrities and artists leaving us this year, particularly in the world of movies. Since January we’ve lost the following: Peter Bogdanovich, Sidney Poitier, Monica VittiContinue reading “Secret Honor (1984) – Remembering Philip Baker Hall”

Belfast (2021), A Nostalgic & Personal Drama

Kenneth Branagh is a prolific, if not always successful, director who has a valid claim of elevating modern adaptations of Shakespeare due to his early self-directed work (alongside his theatrical career). But in recent years Branagh has been spotty at best with his directorial efforts, ranging from the solid albeit nothing special adaptation of AgathaContinue reading “Belfast (2021), A Nostalgic & Personal Drama”