Why Movie Theaters are Important, and I Still Love Going To Them – My Take

“In my view, the only way to see a film remains the way the filmmaker intended: inside a large movie theater with great sound and pristine picture.”-Ridley Scott I apologize. I don’t mean to start with such a pretentious quote. I apologize for starting with a quote at all, like this is a fucking research … Continue reading Why Movie Theaters are Important, and I Still Love Going To Them – My Take

12 Reasons Disney’s Star Wars Trilogy Failed

I love Star Wars. But I do believe there is a strong case to be made that this new trilogy was a failure. Not a commercial failure obviously as these movies made a ton of money and The Force Awakens still stands as the highest grossing film in terms of domestic box office. But, instead I … Continue reading 12 Reasons Disney’s Star Wars Trilogy Failed

2020 Golden Globe Predictions and Hopes

The Golden Globes are the silliest award show on the planet. If you don't know why, here is an easy way to sum it up. The Oscars, obviously the most "important" annual award show for film, is voted on by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which consists of a voting body of … Continue reading 2020 Golden Globe Predictions and Hopes

No, Marvel Movies Did Not Ruin Hollywood – My Take

If you’ve ever been on film twitter, or the Youtube comment section of a film review/commentary channel, or talked to Martin Scorsese, you may have heard the idea that Marvel is a problem for Hollywood. The theory is based on the idea that Marvel boxes out smaller films, and smaller filmmakers, from receiving attention or … Continue reading No, Marvel Movies Did Not Ruin Hollywood – My Take

Top Ten Favorite Films of 2019

10. Waves Waves is written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and stars Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Sterling K. Brown. It follows a suburban family led by a controlling and complicated father figure (Brown). This was the most visceral movie experience of 2019 for me. It is almost a sensory overload with Shults' … Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Films of 2019