Archive for the 2019 Category

PARASITE

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Parasite, as it’s one of those films that’s difficult to really talk about without spoiling. Read at your own risk!      Ever since the start of last decade, films that have satirized and commented on the current state of wealth inequality and classism have been […]

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MARRIAGE STORY

While I do love films that are just about “real life”, there are times where the reality of it can be overbearing, especially depending on the subject matter. The prime example for me is Judd Apatow’s This is 40. Well-acted and with developed characters, sure, but I felt […]

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2019 – YEAR IN REVIEW

Another year down means another annual retrospective of the best and worst films of 2019. I’ve seen a lot of people online complain that 2019 was “a terrible year for film” and I could not possibly disagree more. 2019 just may be the best year for movies […]

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APOLLO 11

History is fascinating, but one of the more disappointing parts is that it’s just that: history. Billions of people aren’t able to live and experience monumental events and achievements that billions of people before them were able to. While we get plenty of books, films, and lectures, […]

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1917

With filmmaking being around for over a century, it’s difficult to find new ways to innovate. There’s not really much else that can be done. We have audio, color, computer generated effects, and digitally recreated humans to show the progress since the 1880’s. As time goes on and technology […]

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HONEY BOY

One of the earliest things an aspiring writer learns is “write what you know”. If you have a firm grasp on a subject, it’s a lot easier to create a story out of it. It’s not so easy when you’re coming in blind and needing to do […]

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UNDERWATER

Derivative. It’s a word people often use when they’re criticizing a film, and it makes sense. When a lot of stuff in a film is stuff you’ve seen before, especially many times, it’s much harder to be invested because you can often see where the story is […]

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LITTLE WOMEN (2019)

Some stories are simply timeless. No matter how old they are, their themes, stories, and characters transcend time, universally relatable to anyone at any time. What comes with timeless stories, though, are loads of adaptations. Theater, film, television, radio plays. Everybody wants to put their own spin […]

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CATS

I love musicals. The choreography, the singing, the songs, the theatricality of it all. It’s one of those genres that completely transports you to another place, because who really breaks out into clearly rehearsed song and dance? That’s the whole point, but musicals are still stories and […]

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WAVES

What are a lot of the great drama films out there primarily known for? The story and the characters, which is what it’s all about. However, they’re also movies, so storytelling shouldn’t just be done through dialogue, but through visuals. When you just have a lot of […]

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