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November 17, 2018

 Please NOTE: There are many spoilers in this post.....

A fan of Mcqueen’s work I was highly anticipating Widows as a witty feminist heist movie that would be both socially conscious and entertaining; alas, it was none of the above.

Based on a 1983 UK mini series, McQuee...

March 29, 2018


Though structurally sound, and action packed, Ready Player One is socially unconscious, and carries a very flat, outdated and whitewashed message. 

The story is told from a white male teenage perspective (Wade) who lives in a dystopian future where almost eve...

October 11, 2017

As someone who loves Cinema, I've lately been jaded by the awful mainstream productions that have been released to entertain the masses. Watered down "products" produced with the intention of capitalizing on the disaster/action/sci-fi movie formulas, as a strategy to s...

September 24, 2017

I am an Aronovsky fan. Pi got me hooked, Requiem for a Dream proved he wasn't a one hit wonder, and  Black Swan cemented him as a creative, inspiring director with a strong (and much needed voice). I can't speak on The Wrestler or on Noah (since I haven't seen eit...

I really wanted to believe in American Gods. After reading raving reviews by The New York Times and IndieWire, I was stoked to watch a show that dealt (supposedly) with the topics of immigration, mythology, and "America's existential crises." Unfortunately, what I subj...

February 6, 2017

Four Seasons in Havana is a very stylish, well constructed crime mini series. It has a "Noir" feel but with overly dramatic and Cuban banter. Noir typically showcases more subtle acting, and minimal dialogue, and generates a "colder" more mysterious tone. Four Seasons...

October 31, 2016

"The Handmaiden" by Park  Chan-wook is a very feminist film (though it may not identify as such) that unearths a morbose, and sado-misogynistic world of literary pornography, as well as a culture of women subjugated to read these books out loud to gatherings of wealthy...

September 21, 2016

I am currently teaching a Creative Writing class through Emory's Extended Education program, and for the next 6-8 weeks I have committed to doing every homework assignment I assign to my students, as a way to actively participate in the class, and be accountable to cre...

February 8, 2016

The Coen brothers are back with their new picture Hail Casesar! An underwhelming film about Hollywood Studios in the 1950s. Their brilliance (as filmmakers) is undeniable, however their films are often hit-or-miss. The Big Lebowski being one of my bigget cinematic insp...

February 1, 2016

This past Saturday night I went to a Special Screening of all the 2016 Oscar-nominated short films. Here is what I found:

Nominations for Best (Live-Action) Short Films:

Patrick Vollrath's Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)  was the best film I experienced all nigh...

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