This is the second part in an ongoing series where I discuss a few of my favorite scenes in cinema. You can read part one of this series here. The Final Scene Big Night (1996) Directed By: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci There's nothing more important in life than family. In Big Night, two Italian immigrant brothers (played … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Scenes In Cinema – Part II
Let me get this out of the way: it’s good, not as great as the first one, while managing to be more character driven. Now… [Minor spoiler warnings] What a ride though. For anyone worrying that it was going to be Thor 2, Avengers 2, or the dreaded Iron-Man 2, relax, but yes, for every … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Far Out Trash Panda
Netflix’s latest documentary doesn’t attempt to solve the 20-year-old murder of child pageant star JonBenét Ramsey, but that doesn’t mean you won’t. Casting JonBenét isn’t a traditional documentary and is much more meta in its approach. The film features very few title cards and no omniscient narrations to direct the sequence of events. The audience … Continue reading Casting JonBenét: Meta Meets Method
All of us have things we're not proud of. Sometimes they're simple things, sometimes they are big and complex. Regardless of who you are, at some point in life, those things you're not proud of are going to have to be dealt with in some way or another. But what if those things manifested themselves … Continue reading The Monsters in All of Us: “Colossal” Review
Something magical tends to happen when Anime comes to the big screen. Films by Satoshi Kon, Hayao Miyazaki, and Isao Takhata have been consistently inspiring, imaginative, elegant, beautiful, and honestly so many other adjectives apply that it's hard to list them all. While these names are arguably the most well known directors making Anime in … Continue reading The Beauty in “Your Name”
2009 was an interesting year. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was in its infancy with Iron Man and Hulk coming out the year prior, jazz choir popularity was at an all time high thanks to Glee, and adults and children alike wept real tears within the first 5 minutes of Pixar's Up. 2009 was also the … Continue reading Avatar: The Forgotten Blockbuster: My Hill to Die On.
This just doesn’t seem like a good idea… I try not to be anti-reboot like many others I know, as some things really do deserve a new idea, a fresh look, or just the chance to being retold for the new generation, but so many projects that involve old franchises falter hard in comparison to … Continue reading ReBoot: //Command Error