cinema

  • Foreign Affairs: “Shin Godzilla” and the Raw Psychology of “Evangelion”

    Shin Godzilla 2016: dirs. Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi Writer: Hideaki Anno, Sean Whitley (Translated) Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishitara and Ren Osugi   The King of the Monsters returns in all his glory – Shin Godzilla is last year’s new reimagining of the endearing monster everyone knows...
  • Movie Reviews: “Good Time”

    Good Time 2017; dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie Writers: Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Safide, Barkhad Abdi and Buddy Duress   Good Time is a great many things, but a “good time” is probably the most debatable description one can give. Ben...
  • Movie Reviews: “Wind River”

    Wind River 2017; dir. Taylor Sheridan Writer: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal and Gil Birmingham   First time director but accomplished screenwriter Taylor Sheridan finds himself within the pantheon of terrific debut filmmakers by following the amateur’s playbook to a “T;” he takes the emotionally...
  • Movie Reviews: “Ingrid Goes West”

    Ingrid Goes West 2017; dir. Matt Spicer Writers: Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olson and O’Shea Jackson Jr. What better way to demonstrate exactly how awful social media can be in American society than to make a film that deconstructs the entire process? Ingrid (Aubrey...
  • Movie Reviews: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2017; dir. Patrick Hughes Writer: Tom O’Connor Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung and Gary Oldman The Hitman’s Bodyguard is exactly the kind of mid level Summer flare you’re expecting. Just take a moment and think about what you think this movie...
  • Movie Reviews: “Atomic Blonde”

    Atomic Blonde 2017: dir. David Leitch Writer: Kurt Johnstad Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella and John Goodman   Director David Leitch takes the killer formula that gave us the revolutionary John Wick and combines it with a Cold War period piece centered around a deadly spy with good looks...
  • Movie Reviews: “Dunkirk”

    Dunkirk 2017: dir. Christopher Nolan Writer: Christopher Nolan Starring: Mark Rylance, Kenneth Brannagh, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Fionn Whitehead I have been critical of Nolan’s handiwork for some time, now. Nolan’s descent into blockbuster schlock has been graceful, but he had become a shadow of his former auteur...
  • Movie Reviews: “Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets”

    Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets 2017: dir. Luc Besson Writer: Luc Besson Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna and Clive Owen   In what can definitely be claimed as the world’s riskiest blockbuster film, Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets is the brainchild...
  • Movie Reviews: “Prometheus”

    Prometheus 2012: dir. Ridley Scott Writer(s): Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshal Green and Guy Pearce   The Review   Ridley Scott’s returns to science fiction with a bang, lynchpinning his terrible creation with the seeds of ancient astronaut theory to expand the lore...