Written by Jeff Sparks The wobbly and unfocused camera simulates the overwhelming amount of things to see that she has never seen before. Dozens of people, cars, buses, restaurants, street signs all surprise and startle her. As her mother whisks … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks With many wide angles and still shots, the camera keeps us at a distance from the characters, the way Neil keeps the people around him at arm's length. This causes a disconnect between the viewer and… Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 80/100 Few director's filmographies are quite as varied in story and so consistent in theme as Paul Verhoeven. The director of RoboCop and Starship Troopers latest film Benedetta recounts a somewhat heightened version of the story … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 34/100 There are few filmmakers with as big of a head-scratching filmography as Abel Ferrara. A man who broke out into the industry with his highly controversial and provocative Bad Lieutenant, with Harvey Keitel as a … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 58/100 Double Walker represents another entry in the trend of horror movies dealing with the terror of misogyny inflicted on young women that even started before the MeToo movement with films like A Girl Walks Home … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 28/100 Shea Whigham has the type of face that is able to give the whole backstory of his character. That’s why he has been a stalwart character actor in films like Silver Linings Playbook, Wolf of … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 50/100 Just after experiencing a devastating loss, Anna (Juliette Binoche) hosts Jeanne (Lou de Laâge) for several days at a Sicilian villa as they await the arrival of Giuseppe, Anna's son and Jeanne's lover. They spend … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 100/100 An intensely emotional two-hander about the dissolution of a marriage. Shot almost entirely with extreme close-ups, Bergman puts a couple’s years-long emotional odyssey under a microscope, taking intimacy between viewer and character to new heights. … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 95/100 "What is this quintessence of dust?" An appetite for blood is exchanged for a lust of human culture. Written and instrumental, creators and sites of creation. The film begins with our characters Adam and Eve … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”, a so-called “spiritual sequel” to the director’s 1993 film “Dazed and Confused”, is set in Texas circa 1980 and follows a group of college baseball players reveling through their last … Continue reading.