Ko-Fi Request: ‘Blood for Dracula’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! “I thought ‘worker’ and ‘servant’ were the same.” “Just don’t make that mistake again.” Those words, exchanged respectively between the Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: ‘Blood for Dracula’

Ko-Fi Request: ‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! Did you know Takashi Miike made a musical in 2001? Me neither! Honestly, I’m surprised it took me so long Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: ‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’

Ko-Fi Request: The Ups and Downs of ‘Hotel Monterey’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! Hotel Monterey, one of the earliest films by the great Chantal Akerman, is a work of establishing shots that establish Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: The Ups and Downs of ‘Hotel Monterey’

Ko-Fi Request: The Unique Editing of ‘Speed Racer’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! For a film that was derided upon its release ten years ago for being childishly hyperactive and frantic, the Wachowski Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: The Unique Editing of ‘Speed Racer’

Ko-Fi Request: Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! I have a personal announcement to make: I think I hate Tim Burton. I’ve never really thought much of his Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes’

Ko-Fi Request: Truth and Performance in ‘Gone Girl’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! He just can’t help himself. He’s up on a stage, the crowd below, fighting for his attention. Camera shutters snap Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: Truth and Performance in ‘Gone Girl’

‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ Review

Tom Cruise is running again. It’s that peculiar run that could only come from him, arms swinging back and forth on a perfect axis, legs pumping up and down like some infernal machine. He’s running up a staircase, over rooftops, down an alleyway, going and going and going. It’s not quite robotic. A robot, after Continue reading ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ Review