Archive for the L Category

LADY BIRD

As much as I love strong character work in film, it’s sometimes difficult for me to be invested if there’s not much of a narrative to go along with it. This is especially evident in coming of age films. For me, coming of age films mostly need two key things […]

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LOGAN LUCKY

Steven Soderbergh is one of most fascinating and eclectic filmmakers out there. Coming onto the scene in 1988 with his debut indie hit film Sex, Lies, and Videotapes, Soderbergh has since moved onto giving us films in all sorts of different genres and styles, from zany comedies […]

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THE LOST CITY OF Z

Telling a story about a real life person can have some challenges, especially if the story you want to tell encapsulates almost two decades of the person’s life. The fact of the matter is, films have certain structures that not just offer for engaging narratives, but allows […]

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LIFE

Claustrophobic horror is one of my favorite subgenres. Few things are more terrifying than being trapped somewhere you can’t escape from, especially when a horrible monster is constantly on your tail. Life follows a group of six multinational astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Upon receiving a […]

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LOGAN

Comic book films are just fine. I’m not a huge fan of them, but I don’t have a problem with them, either. There’s a lot of really good ones, as well as plenty of terrible ones. My main issue is that they’re mostly all the same. They often […]

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LION

Another Oscar season, another film based on yet another one of those “incredible true stories”. A lot of people enjoy films based off real events, claiming that since the story actually happened, it’s more amazing to behold. While the logic is sound, most filmmakers and producers aren’t […]

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LA LA LAND

Everybody loves a good film. Well, what they consider good is completely subjective, but I think it’s safe to say that everyone enjoys a well told tale. Funny how when you add dancing, singing, and extravagant musical numbers, people then tend to lose interest. I get it. […]

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LOVING

There’s two different ways you can go about doing a historical drama, especially ones that focus on landmark US Supreme Court decisions. You can either focus on the legal process, with suited attorneys and judges bantering in courtrooms for two hours, or you can just focus on […]

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