2016: Best Movies, Nate’s Honourable Mentions + 10-1

Click here for So Bad It’s Good, here for Worst Movies 37-11, here for Best Movies 36-11, and here for Worst Movies 10-1. Continue reading “2016: Best Movies, Nate’s Honourable Mentions + 10-1”

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2016: Best Movies, 36-11

Read my So Bad It’s Good list here and my Worst Movies of 2016 37-11 here.

2016 was a pretty strong year for film, especially in more off-the-cuff independent affair. Continue reading “2016: Best Movies, 36-11”

Quick Critique: Love

(Originally published November 19 2015)

Provocative French filmmaker Gaspar Noé (‘Enter the Void’, ‘Irreversible’) returns for a rather bold look at passion and sexuality. Told from the perspective of Murphy (Karl Glusman), he begins reminiscing about his life with Electra (Aomi Muyock) after getting a phone call from her mother saying that she has been missing for two months. On top of that, it forces him to examine his current relationship with Omi (Klara Kristin), a woman he accidentally got pregnant cheating on Electra with after all three of them had an erotic encounter together. Continue reading “Quick Critique: Love”

Quick Critique: Macbeth

(Originally published 2 November 2015)

Putting a new spin on a classic tale can always be an exciting, but daunting task. Justin Kurzel tackles this ambitiously with one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, Macbeth. The violent text about the follies of over-ambition and paranoia are offset in a very naturalistic setting of the Scottish Highlands with some visually striking and beautiful cinematography and a pungent, realistic atmosphere. While this does work to make the text grounded, it loses a lot of the dramatics and wonderfully avant-garde nature that makes the play so beloved. Continue reading “Quick Critique: Macbeth”

Movie Review: Her

(Originally published 21 February 2015)

“You know sometimes, I think I’ve felt everything I’m ever gonna feel, and I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser bursts of what I’ve already felt.” Continue reading “Movie Review: Her”

2014: A Year in Review

(originally published between 17 January-1 February 2015)

Addendum 1: The original introduction to the first of these blogs is way too long, so I’m cutting it completely. Fuck that. Basically, I give my exceptions to what I count as a movie from that year (released in whatever format that makes it legally viewable here within said year), I’m not listing movies I haven’t seen, and I don’t count documentaries (I’ve changed my stance on that one). Really was just waffle. Continue reading “2014: A Year in Review”