In one days, I will turn fifty. Or maybe you could say, I will achieve fifty years old, finishing my 50th year. To celebrate (at least, on this blog), we’re taking a look back and picking a film from each year of my life that I think is notable. My birthday is June 7, so each film came out in the year that began on that date, according to Wikipedia.
Continue reading Fifty Years: Fifty Movies – part five
I went into Knives Out with a lot of suspicion, entirely because of the director. Rian Johnson has done two movies that I’ve seen before, both of which impressed me a lot with their emotional and visual qualities, but which disappointed me greatly because of their lack of story cohesion: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and Looper. So there I was, watching his most recent effort, Knives Out, a whodunnit style murder mystery, where story cohesion is really the name of the game.
Continue reading Knives Out (Spoiler-Lite)
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is upon us, and with it, the end of theatrical Star Wars movies as we know them.
Continue reading Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Let me just start this post off by saying that I don’t think Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a good movie. I got over a 1000 words into writing this and I realized I hadn’t yet gotten to the reasons why I think so, so I decided I shouldn’t bury the lead so badly and instead should communicate right off the bat where I stand, before going into all the analysis of the movie’s strengths and weaknesses.
This analysis, by the way, is going to be jam-packed full of Spoilers.
Continue reading Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi