During the time I should have spent watching culturally relevant movies, I was watching Netflix. Lots of it. I am a professional TV marathoner - a savant for obscure Netflix Originals, if you will. If you've seen the trailer play on the homepage, I've probably finished the whole season. Feeling vulnerable after a break-up? Procrastinating... Continue Reading →
In honor of the Oscars, I felt it was only right to share my feelings on this year's nominations. Too bad I only saw one of them. So, new plan. Let's rank all of Leo DiCaprio's movies instead. This would have been such a great idea when he won for The Revenant - but what can... Continue Reading →
Sitting next to my roommate—the more educated film student of the two of us—I can see the giddy look on her face as she watches me, watching one of her favorite movies for the first time.
Okay, so Forrest Gump accomplishes more in the first hour of this movie than I will in my whole damn life—and he does so accidentally. War hero, ping pong champion, sea captain, billionaire, local gardener - am I missing anything?
I've never seen it, but I know the general idea. I vividly remember my friend Emma's Hannibal Lector impression, “Have the lambs been silenced, Clarice?” I picture an evil, bald, cannibal scientist with looking down into a pit packed—presumably—with lambs, while his loyal assistant Clarice scribbles notes onto a clipboard. Clarice, in my head, has goggle-like glasses and aspirations of overthrowing her kooky boss, Hannibal.
Dear Film School, It's time I give you an update. A year and five months ago, I made a bold confession to the whole world - a.k.a. all 637 of my Facebook friends - that I had been slacking in my film school education. I was a senior Film Studies major in college, and I... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer: I knew nothing about this film going into it. To be honest, this is standard for most movies I watch for this blog. I know that it's critically acclaimed, and I vaguely suspect that this is the movie where the "plastic bag" scene comes into play, but those aren't exactly helpful hints. For the fellow bad... Continue Reading →
This is one of those reviews that really support my tagline: Unqualified movie reviewer praises already critically acclaimed movies. What can I say? At least I'm honest. Considering the massive amount of articles, reviews, and Youtube conspiracy videos that come up through a quick Google search, I have high expectations for Memento. Sometimes my tastes don't align with the big-shot film... Continue Reading →
Just as it says on the DVD case, this movie is indeed a "SMART and SEXY" time. Angelina Jolie and the young Brad Pitt are as glamorous as ever, and what else could heighten their sex appeal other than their aggressive tango moves? I enjoyed the marriage counseling opener, which reminded me of the on-camera... Continue Reading →
My history with this movie is complicated and unfairly biased. On my first night at film school, I got wrapped up in the social obligations of orientation week and found myself in a common room watching Pulp Fiction. I had never heard of this movie. I had no idea it was famous and critically loved.... Continue Reading →
Good morning! Apparently it's award season and no one told me?? I, a humble fresh college graduate with twenty followers, have been nominated for an award. A sweet, thoughtful award that allows little bloggers to discover each other and build a network of like-minded people. The Rules: Put the award logo/image on your blog List... Continue Reading →
The Duplass Brothers (the production company behind the film) have a bit of a following within my school. They did some films you may recognize - Skeleton Twins (2014) starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, for instance. From the two movies I've seen, their style seems to revolve around limited settings, but with well-written characters and high-end actors... Continue Reading →
A few days ago, a nice young man came into the office wearing a Rogue One T-shirt. At my boss's request, I went over to make light small talk while nervously avoiding eye-contact with his shirt. I twisted the conversation to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, a bit of Game of Thrones (the few parts I've seen of it). I almost managed to avoid... Continue Reading →
Well folks, the day has come. I have done it. I have signed up for my own Netflix free trial after years of bumming off my friend's family. I don't know how many others spend their Sunday nights combing through the obscure corners of Netflix, but there's some interesting stuff back there. And if you're looking for a... Continue Reading →