Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Top 10 movies of 2018 – Independent Ethos Radio Hour Episode...

With my International Cinephile Society ballot still waiting to be filled out, as I look to catch up on a few movies (International Cinephile...

Bird Box loses thrills through plot holes

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...

Highlights from The Key West Film Festival 2018

We paid a visit to the Key West Film Festival once again, and yet again it featured some major movies by notable auteurs riding...

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an anti-snowflake experience

Throughout much of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, one wonders what these episodic stories about ill-fated or ill-behaved denizens of Manifest Destiny have in...

What They Had balances humor and heartache tied to aging

The Alzheimer’s sub-genre of drama has produced some strong cinema in recent years, but they are few and far between. The strongest ones have...

Luca Guadagnino re-imagines Suspiria with mixed results

The first thing you should know about Luca Guadagnino’s version of Suspiria is that it is merely based on the characters of Dario Argento’s...

I Am Not a Witch plays like a dark comedy on...

In the Western world, when we hear about witches, we think of the Salem witch trials. Even with Wicca in the modern world and...

Independent Ethos Radio Hour – episode 1

It's here, the first episode of The Independent Ethos Radio Hour on Joltradio.org. To sum it up, this was recorded just after I attended...

Miami Film Festival GEMS presents movies to watch out for come...

I just finished a long weekend watching premieres of movies that will slowly roll out as possible Oscar contenders come next year. In total,...

Colette gives us meta Keira Knightley in timely period biopic

Keira Knightley's portrayal of early 20th century French author Colette deserves special acknowledgement in the biopic of the same name. In fact, one can look...