Archive for the Film Reviews Category

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Filmmaking is an art form that is very technical, with new inventions and feats throughout its century long history. From silent films to talkies, black and white to color, special effects to visual effects, and from film to digital, the filmmaking landscaping is always changing. There’s always […]

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CAPTIVE STATE

While story is often a key element to a great film, it’s not always required for a memorable and entertaining experience. “Style over substance” is a term used a lot, but filmmaking is art just like anything else. Stylish filmmaking with not a lot of substance, but […]

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CAPTAIN MARVEL

When you’re 21 films and 11 years in to a film franchise, you’re bound to run into stories, characters, plotlines, action scenes, and many more elements that end up feeling a bit… recycled and stale. It’s just inevitable. When you have a bunch of different films that […]

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GRETA

Nothing elevates a silly B-movie quite like the stars. Just look at stuff like The Evil Dead and Tremors. Both absurd, over the top films, made even more fun with excellent lead performances from Bruce Campbell and Kevin Bacon. Those are mere outliers, though, as a majority of B-movies […]

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FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

While I do find it amusing overall, I’m not really a wrestling fan, or really a big fan of any sport. My closest connection to the sport is through my older brother watching WWF and then him performing the various moves on me. To be honest, I […]

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A STAR IS BORN

“Remake” is the kind of word that just puts a bad taste in your mouth, making you want to spit. What’s the point of telling the same story that’s already been told, right? Well, I agree, but humans have been telling pretty much the same dozen or […]

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ROMA

Understated film direction often doesn’t get the credit it deserves. When some people look for “good direction”, they look for something with a lot of style, action, and just a lot of stuff going on in the camera in general. That’s certainly all direction, but people seem […]

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THE FAVOURITE

Since I’m just a simple American, I couldn’t be asked to care even one iota about the British Royal family. I find monarchies to be incredibly antiquated and practically useless now, especially to me, as they don’t have much effect over here. That doesn’t mean their history […]

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HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

I’ve talked about sequels and their effects of diminishing returns many times before. It’s rare that sequels are better than the original, but it does happen. What’s even more rare is when a sequel completely abandons the conventions and genre that was established before. Evil Dead II is one […]

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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

While story is probably the most important ingredient that goes into making a great film, that doesn’t mean that the technological aspects of the artform should be ignored. Films tell stories, but so do books. There’s a whole world of technology that goes into filmmaking that’s been […]

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