“In Our World…” My Problems With Modern Movie Trailers and Marketing

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a race between the Resistance and the First Order to find Luke Skywalker.

Passengers is about a man who dooms a woman to live out the rest of her life with only him, after he is woken out of cryogenic sleep on a voyage in deep space too early for him to survive the journey awake and the loneliness drives him mad.

Collateral Beauty sees a man inconsolably grief stricken by the loss of his daughter that he writes to  love, time and death as if they were people for therapy, his friends find this out and decide to gaslight him by hiring actors to embody those concepts, talk to him, and edit them out digitally to prove to the board at the company they all work at that he’s gone insane and fire him because his inactivity is causing them to go under.

What do all of these have in common? Continue reading ““In Our World…” My Problems With Modern Movie Trailers and Marketing”


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”

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”


2015: A Year in Review

(originally published 7-28 January 2016

Addendum: More waffle! Starting off with my ‘so bad, it’s good’ list Continue reading “2015: A Year in Review”


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”