Memento (2000)

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 →

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

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 →

The One I Love (2014)

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 revolve around limited settings, but with well-written characters and high-end actors to match... Continue Reading →

Star Wars Crash Course

A few days ago, a nice young man came into the unnamed office where I work, 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, because I . . . have never seen Star Wars. I twisted the conversation to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, a bit... Continue Reading →

Black Swan (2010)

Not really a pop culture classic, but I definitely had my eye on this movie for awhile. It comes up every now and then in my classes, and from what I heard, Black Swan was right up my alley. Natalie Portman (who I believe won an Oscar for her role) plays Nina Sayer, a perfectionist ballerina - ambitious,... Continue Reading →

SuperBad (2007)

What a blast from the past. Everyone looks so young in this movie. Also, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone may have graduated to the Oscar-worthy elite, but Michael Cera will forever hold a special place in my heart. Getting right to the point, this movie has its highs and lows for me. Highs: Michael Cera singing.... Continue Reading →

Rushmore (1998)

Until yesterday, I had never seen a Wes Anderson film. I don't know much about the guy, other than he's a big fan of symmetrical shots. The things you learn at film school. Rushmore, I'm told, is one of his earlier movies. The story follows Max Fischer, an eccentric student with extracurriculars that are off the charts: play director,... Continue Reading →

Zodiac (2007)

I haven't seen many David Fincher films. I often confuse him with David Lynch for no reason. I've seen Gone Girl and I've seen Seven, but I could stand to add more to the list. Zodiac, my source (aka my roommate) says, is Guillermo del Toro's favorite Fincher film. The story follows the infamous Zodiac murders from the 1970s through the eyes... Continue Reading →

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