Shame is a movie that has lingered in my mind long after I exited the cinema. I was moved when I saw Steve McQueen’s 2008 directorial debut, Hunger, but I felt that some of McQueen’s art world tendencies relegated it to a limited audience.
Add another film to the best of 2010! The Social Network is a film that excels at creating some of the most memorable characters of the year in the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s journey from college dorm to the world’s youngest billionaire.
The Sex and the City television show was fantastic. I will defend it until the end of time against its many detractors. Anyone who has ever seen the final season of Sex and the City knows what a cinematic show Darren Star created. Sadly, the movies have not lived up to what the show accomplished.
The horror genre may appear to be going through dry spell; however, there is always room for great films in any genre. The majority of horror films use dark shadows, blood, guts, and torture to scare their audiences. These aspects are present in The House of The Devil; however, they are not the filmmakers’ primary devices.
Multiple Sarcasms is not a great film, nor is it a particularly interesting one. I would much rather see an interesting failure than a boring one.
Every time I begin to feel that the state of cinema is dismal, I realize how wrong I am. There has been a string of films recently that prove that the art of cinema is has good as it’s ever been.
Every three years since 2001 a new Shrek movie has been rushed into theaters. This year sees the release of what DreamWorks promises to be the final chapter in the super successful Shrek franchise.
Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood is a strange hybrid. I’m not sure that the filmmakers ever figured out what type of movie they wanted to make.
A review of Iron Man 2 by David Kirkeby.
A Prophet is an uncompromising masterpiece; however, I found myself fixated on the film’s violence. I believe there are three main approaches to violence in cinema.
Kick-Ass is based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar. Millar also wrote the similarly themed Wanted; however, the violence in Kick-Ass makes Wanted seem like a walk in the park.
Every once and a while a film’s premise is so outrageous that it is surprising that no one has thought of it before. Hot Tub Time Machine is one of these rare pictures; however, director Steve Pink does not capitalize on of the film’s set up.
Beeswax is the third film from writer/director Andrew Bujalski. This is the first time that Bujalski has decided to stay entirely behind the camera instead of playing one of the film’s key roles.
The Greatest is the debut feature film by Shana Feste. The movie falls into many of the cinematic trappings other first time filmmakers experience. Events unfold predictably, and without any primary defining features.
Greenberg is the new film by Noah Baumbach. Baumbach’s 2005 feature, The Squid and the Whale, made my short list of the best films of the last decade.