Friday, October 7, 2022

Bird Box loses thrills through plot holes

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I'm all for mystery in horror movies that taps into the primal fears of the audience. However, with glaring gaps in logic and sketchily...

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

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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

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

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

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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 —...

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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...

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

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

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

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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...

Sami Gayle talks about her debut film appearance in ‘Detachment’ alongside...

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For now, most have only seen 16-year-old Sami Gayle co-starring as Tom Selleck’s precocious but sensitive granddaughter in CBS’ acclaimed drama “Blue Bloods.” However, the...

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

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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....

'Young & Beautiful' explores women's sexuality with a nuanced touch

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Of all the filmmakers across the globe, the French always seem to deliver the deepest ruminations on human relationships through intimate corporeal exchanges. One...