The Beguiled; A harrowing look at our inability to accept our own nature.

Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled is a softly beguiling and bewitching experience. The undercurrents of human nature and darkness course through the film’s steely and static frames. She has previously stated her desire to tell the story of The Beguiled through the lens of the female perspective. The result is interesting. Some believe Sofia Coppola portrays…

Lady Macbeth; Victorian-era piece subverts the moral code

Lady Macbeth is the second really good film I’ve seen this year (the first being Graduation). Logan is very good in many ways and falls just behind in what has been a rather interesting year for movies. For starters, I can see these three movies being in my top 20 films of the year. Similar…

Rear Window review/analysis; Spaces between us

I’ll be doing mostly a literary/film analysis of Rear Window that I hope you find interesting. I’ve been told it’s a classic but I found it to be way ahead of it’s time and fundamentally different in the way the film sets itself to be. Sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy it 🙂…

Cannes 2017 lineup preview; Damn I wished I was there!

This year’s Cannes lineup is looking like it’s going to be a special one. Cannes has always been the artistic one compared to the other awards but they usually still feature a big name or two from Hollywood. This year’s selection finally embraces the Cannes uniqueness and verve as it’s jam packed full of quiet…

My most anticipated movies of 2017

It’s always fun to create these lists every year, it’s become a little bit of a ritual for me. There’s always awards season posts where everyone gets in on the hottest movies in town…and then there’s the prep work and anticipation for next year’s most promising crop. And you guys know me. I’m always into…

Best films of 2016

This is going to be a long post but I hope you enjoy it 🙂 So once again, here we are. 2016 has been a crazy year to say the least. This year’s movies have been a reflection of a sentiment that our individual voices are important, and that different parts and groups of society…

Best Supporting Actor of 2016; My Picks

This is the third category in FANA (Film And Nuance Awards) 2016. Check out my nominations and winner for Best Actor and Best Actress!! And tell me what ya think! Winner for supporting actor is revealed at the end of the post 🙂 Nominees for Best Supporting Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss-Army Man) Dev Patel (Lion)…

Book review #1: The Vegetarian

This is my first book review and it shouldn’t really be my first because I should have started this a while back ago! I love books as much as I love movies but I always take too long to read them. I have read a few good ones in the past year, so I figured…

Pete’s Dragon; Something different this way comes

Pete’s Dragon is Disney’s awesome new film that has in abundance, the breath of fire and emotion that it’s counterpart, The BFG, lacked. The opening 5 to 7 minutes is exceptionally beautiful. We’re led into Pete’s story and his character crises hits us so early its honestly quite a surprise. Openings aren’t usually this attuned…