So, here we are! As the final hours of the decade come to a close, the only correct way to truly celebrate the start of 2020’s is to recap some of our favorite films from the past few years! Not only that, the only right way to celebrate this event, is to invite our readers […]Read More THE TOP 100 FILMS OF THE 2010'S
Whether if it’s culture clash, genre intrigue, or strictly coordinated production management, Anime for better for worse has translated rapidly onto an international scale in the past decade. While films produced by Studio Ghibli have been premiering since the early festival days of the 1990’s, the television and theatrical movement of more globally distributed content […]Read More A Look Into the World of Makoto Shinkai
The highest grossing film of all time is Avengers: Endgame, and the most nominated film at this year’s Academy Awards is Joker. Comic book culture — and by extension, nerd culture — has gone mainstream. Casting news about upcoming superhero movies has become full of unexpected stars (would you expect Rachel Weisz to star in […]Read More THE NERDS WON THE CULTURE WAR… WHAT NOW?
Alex Garland made his directorial debut with Ex Machina in 2014 and instead of giving us this idealized submissive version of artificial intelligence, we get something far more untamed in the guise of a charming young woman in a machine’s body. And somehow, it’s exactly what we deserve.Read More Throwback Thursday: Ex Machina and Subverting Expectations
The first word that comes to mind when Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole opens is ‘sick’. The city is sick with war, saturated greens and yellows appear through the stark white and gray of post-war Stalingrad. This is not the green of life, but a hue of suffering and decay. The white light that filters through the […]Read More The Harsh Warmth of Beanpole
Commencing this decade with its first major awards show, The 77th Annual Golden Globes Awards Ceremony was a shockingly pleasant surprise. Unlike it’s barbaric host, the night smoothly went by with a relatively deserving set of winners, and the occasional upset. Yet we have to talk about the elephant in the room first, Ricky Gervais. […]Read More A Reflection on the 77th Golden Globes Awards Ceremony
Once upon a time in Los Angeles, producers used to throw money at musicals with the kind of generosity seen only nowadays on the budget sheets of superhero movies. These roadshow releases, such as the likes of The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story were majestic hits. They would also be […]Read More WHY IT'S A GOOD THING THAT CATS (2019) EXISTS