The latest Lupin the Third movie got a second theatrical run (because the first ran into Lockdown), and I got to go see it.Continue reading “Anime Vlog Review: Lupin The Third – The First”
1917 is a movie that is two things at once. It’s a movie that is a bleak and striking depiction of the horrors of ground warfare in the First World War, and presents those horrors in a way that respects what the people who fought in that war went through, and without glamorizing those horrors. It’s also an intricately done magic trick, presenting the illusion of this story being told in one (mostly) unbroken take. This review will contain some spoilers.Continue reading “1917: Movie Review”
While I’m a fan of science fiction film, and science fiction in general, I have a big gaping hole in my fandom, in the form of the Planet of the Apes movies.Continue reading “Making Apes: the Artists Who Changed Film: Film Review”
It’s time to review the other movie from the director of Beyond the Black Rainbow.Continue reading “Mandy: Film Video Review”
I like documentaries about the making of movies a lot. Empire of Dreams was one of my favorite parts of the Star Wars DVD set, and its lack of inclusion on the Blu-Ray release was something of a bummer. Similarly, each of the making of documentaries on the Prequel movies were great, even if the movies themselves had issues, and I’ve always loved the documentaries on the various Alien series boxed sets. So, when I learned an independent documentary was being made on the origins of Alien, I had to pick it up.Continue reading “Memory: Origins of Alien: Film Review”
I don’t know if I’m watching Mandy at the best of all possible times or the worst. I’m watching it while surrounded by a toxic cloud of smoke that makes it unsafe to go outside, in the largest wildfire season Oregon has faced in my lifetime or my parents’ lifetime, while under a Level 1 evacuation warning. On the one hand, I’m watching the movie with an ambient atmosphere that exudes dread going in. On the other hand, maybe that’s what’s helping me get the most out of it.Continue reading “Film Review: Mandy (2018)”
When I saw The Lego Movie, I was impressed with how the film gave me a false impression of stop motion with 3D animation, and I enjoyed the comedy of the film. While I felt that Lord & Miller’s particular flavor off comedy wouldn’t work for Solo, but when I learned they were doing a Spider-Man movie, my interest was piqued, but I didn’t get around to watching Into The Spider-Verse until Covid-19.Continue reading “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Film Review”
I wrap up my October horror reviews with a movie that has a much stronger sense of visual flair and style to it than Mother of Tears, and is from Canada instead of Italy – Beyond the Black Rainbow.Continue reading “Beyond the Black Rainbow: Film Review”
This week, the grace period is over, as John Wick Chapter 3 has hit theaters.
Please refrain from spoilers in the comments until July 2019.Continue reading “John Wick Chapter 3: Movie Review”
We get the first of the slated live-action films featured cute fuzzy video game mascots who can snark. Let’s see how this one fares.Continue reading “Detective Pikachu: Film Review”
This week I’m taking a look at the end of an era with my (relatively) spoiler-free review of Avengers: Endgame.Continue reading “Avengers – Endgame: Movie (Vlog) Review”
This week I have a vlog review of the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Captain Marvel. Being that the film is still in theaters as of when this is going up, please refrain from posting spoilers until August 2019.Continue reading “Film Review: Captain Marvel”
I’m a fan of film noir, and I’m definitely coming to enjoy modern neo-noir. When I saw the trailers for Bad Times at the El Royale come up on my YouTube subscriptions, my interest was piqued.
One of the issues with modern horror films, particularly those with a human antagonist, is the filmmakers feel the need to give a grounding to their villain’s methods that they feel believable, and they have the same need to make the protagonists just unlikeable enough that when bad things happen to them, things don’t feel overly cruel. The problem is that when this goes wrong it comes across to a degree like victim-blaming – and leads to a toxic message like the one put forward in your standard ’80s slasher film. Don’t Breathe manages to avoid that – barely. This review will contain a few spoilers. Continue reading “Film Review: Don’t Breathe”
Well, after Avengers: Infinity War, there was some room for a lighter palate cleanser. Ant-Man and The Wasp is a film that intends to be something along those lines, and it generally succeeds. There will be some spoilers, as this review is coming out Early August after the film has been out for a while. Continue reading “Film Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp”