Even though the French New Wave was more than just a movement in the history of world cinema, it’s easy to view it within that limiting framework. Like all cinematic movements, it had a beginning and an end, and when each occurred is up for debate. But considering the Nazi occupation of France during WWII, […]Read more "Thursdazed and Confused – Jules and Jim (1962)"
One night in Walla Walla, Washington, stand-up comic Mike Birbiglia had a thoroughly interesting experience jumping through a second story window. The event was a result of sleepwalking, or more specifically rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and he required 33 stitches in his leg. This and presumably other minor instances of sleepwalking became the […]Read more "Wednesdependents’ Day – Sleepwalk with Me (2012)"
I love to write – as if that wasn’t obvious to you all. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I’m constantly self-conscious of my style and voice, and so I’m always wanting to improve wherever and however possible. With all of that said, however, if you find my writing irredeemably deplorable beyond […]Read more "Tuesday of the World – Marguerite (2015)"
It’s fun researching new first-time Academy Award nominees, and often quite enlightening. No career path is the same, even if most, if not all of the beginnings communicate the same messages of struggle and perseverance. For 20th Century Women writer/director Mike Mills, the journey must have seemed long with its own peaks and valleys, but […]Read more "Thoroughly Modern Monday – 20th Century Women (2016)"
The line separating film and theatre is often fine enough to imagine a proscenium arch surrounding the aspect ratio, assuming such imagination is fitting. The acting styles and narrative beats may differ at times, but often enough, all that truly separates the two is a camera and the ability to edit storytelling. Those differences, however, […]Read more "Saturday Evening Fever – The Verdict (1982)"
Despite being a financially profitable action horror franchise for the better part of a decade and a half, Sony and writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson have decided to finally close up shop on the Resident Evil series with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But can we really trust that it’s the final chapter? Part IV of […]Read more "Friday Night Lights, Camera, Action! – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)"
Show of hands: who considers themselves excited for Wes Anderson’s upcoming stop-motion comedy Isle of Dogs? Next show of hands: for those of you who raised their hands for the first question – yes, this is the Internet, but just pretend you did if you would have – how many of you own a jacket […]Read more "Thursdazed and Confused – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)"