It didn’t occur to me at the time I watched the movie, but about a month later I was reading a blog post about Francois Truffaut and was reminded of his films, specifically, Les Quatre Cents Coups. BFI Trailer for ‘The 400 Blows’ Most people may not know that The 400 Blows is actually the […]Read more "400 Blows — Boyhood — To Kill a Mockingbird — Shitty First Draft"
Yesterday, I watched the Oscar nominated Clint Eastwood movie, American Sniper. It stars Bradley Cooper as Navy Seal Chris Kyle and Sienna Miller as his wife, Taya. The movie serves as a window into the life of Chris Kyle, a sniper in the Navy with the highest number of confirmed kills. American Sniper is a […]Read more "American Sniper (2014)"
Tonight, or sometime this week, I plan on watching the Mexican Surrealist Western El Topo. I have seen the poster many times but knew very little of the movie. It seems to be something that I will enjoy, falling inline with the likes of Pink Flamingos, Lost Highway, The Andalusian Dog… etc. I am trying […]Read more "El Topo (1970) – Pre Impressions"
If you have talked to me in the past three months about movies, you have probably already heard this rant. After the academy awards, I feel like I need to share with everyone. Why don’t I think ‘Boyhood’ is worthy of an academy award? How can I not like this movie? Who is this soulless […]Read more "Boyhood, why it didn’t win an academy award for best picture or director (aka, why I didn’t like the film)"
Last night I saw ‘Selma,’ written by Paul Webb, directed by Ava DuVernay and staring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson and Common, just to name a few. It is a powerful, strong, emotional movie that portrays the events that lead up to the march from Selma to Montgomery and the march its […]Read more "Selma – Movie Review"