Friday, September 18, 2020

How Stanley Kubrick broke the rules of Classical Hollywood cinema and...

Chapter III-B: The Sublimation of Narrative: Film Techniques in 2001: A Space Odyssey Note: this is a continuation from the post: How Stanley Kubrick broke the...

‘Moonrise Kingdom’: a different kind of Wes Anderson film

Moonrise Kingdom is not your typical Wes Anderson film. As a long-time fan, I have always thought his films existed in some hyper-real dimension of...

The Untamed confronts primal desires through sci-fi/horror tentacle sex fable —...

Despite its surreal science-fiction horror sensibilities, there’s no denying what Mexican director Amat Escalante and co-screenwriter Gibrán Portela have brewed up with The Untamed...

An older sister is unstoppable in Fanny’s Journey – a film...

The beautiful bucolic landscape of France and Italy is the place where Director Lola Dillon takes us to explore another angle of World War II....

Film Review: ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ and the pain of...

There is a lot of noise surrounding this year’s Palme d'Or-crowned Blue is the Warmest Color. As it finally hits theaters in the U.S., it...

Fantastic Planet still stands as a unique vision of profound science...

The science fiction film genre offers so much potential. It's too bad that it's so easy to screw up (see this recent review). But...

From the Archives: Illuminating Eyes Wide Shut with a Lacanian analysis

"Explanations are bound to fail. Every viewer will be an expert on sexual fantasy and jealousy and will find his or her individual connection...

How Stanley Kubrick broke the rules of Classical Hollywood cinema and...

From the Internet to followers in my hometown Miami, I have long been asked to share my MA thesis that capped off my studies...

Jillian Mayer on inspiration behind “I Am Your Grandma” ahead of...

Tonight, "I am Your Grandma," a little viral video that's just over one minute long will have its debut on the New World Symphony’s...

Creepy stumbles on concern for plot over authentically creepy moments —...

Though a bit bogged down by the superficiality of constraints of the police procedural, Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin), the new movie by Japanese...