THE MARTIAN: THE PERFECT FILM FOR ISOLATION COURTESY OF MATT DAMON

Are you struggling to be productive during these times? Need something to satiate your entertainment needs? Well, you are in luck, as The Martian may be the film for one to enjoy during seclusion from the outside world (and immersing oneself into an enthralling experience thanks to the one and only Matt Damon).   Five […]

2021 WILL BE THE YEAR THAT MAKES OR BREAKS HOLLYWOOD

Please make no mistake about it; 2020 has become a dreadful year for films. Any release planned from mid-March onward has become rattled by the COVID-19 pandemic and forced to either be released directly onto streaming services or delayed till next year (or indefinitely). The box-office, film distributors, and movie theaters are starting to fear […]

Covid-19 and Film Production

Covid-19 has been an unprecedented ordeal for nearly everyone this year. Not only have countless numbers of people fallen ill, and unfortunately died, from this illness, the economy has also taken a sharp downturn. Innumerable numbers of businesses have been displaced and ended as a result of Covid. One prominent industry effected by the pandemic […]

TRIBUTE TO CHADWICK BOSEMAN: A TRUE KING OF THE DECADE

There are no words. Nothing to describe what kind of individual Chadwick Boseman was in-person or on the screen. A man of dedication, passion, and kindness passed away on August 28th, 2020, after quietly battling colon cancer for four years. This writer seeks to honor him and his contributions to cinema and recognize how beautiful […]

THE BEST VILLAINS OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Alfred Hitchcock once said, “The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.” Anytime an antagonist comes in any book, film, or entertainment selection, they must grab one’s attention immediately as they are the individual the protagonist must overcome. Whether it is the cosmetics, motivations, or overall presentation, their appearance must be prominent and […]

TOP FIVE WORLD WAR II MOVIES

The past weekend saw the 75th anniversary of VJ (“Victory over Japan”) Day, officially ending World War II, the deadliest human conflict in history. Never before or since has there been an event that showcased the moral extremes of humanity on such a global and momentous scale; the war conjured up stories of hope fulfilled […]

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (45 Years of Unsolved Mystery in the Australian Bush)

“What we see and what we seem are but a dream, a dream within a dream.” The aesthetic presentation of the opening line just as much encapsulates the essence of the film as the actual content of the line. Over gorgeous shots of the Australian dawn, it is uttered in a hushed and sultry whisper, […]

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Seventy years ago today, Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard” was released in American theaters. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards upon release and included among the first batch of films selected for preservation by the National Film Registry, the film is still acclaimed by critics and film buffs alike and frequently cited as one of Billy Wilder’s […]

BABE – 25 Years of a Beloved Farm Tale

Twenty-five-years ago today, “Babe” was released in theaters, kicking off a hugely successful box office run which culminated in seven Oscar nominations and ignited a rapid proliferation of veganism amongst moviegoers around the globe. Impressively made, surprisingly wise and, above all, genuinely heartfelt, “Babe” remains one of the best family live-action movies to come out […]

Quibi: an Experiment in Short Attention Spans

A good question to ask any new technology or mode of expression would be whether it’s exciting and innovative, or merely different for the sake of being different. This question has been asked and answered in television and film since the mediums existed. For instance, sound in film without a doubt revolutionized movies, but adding […]