Ana Lily Amirpour's films most certainly have fairy tale-like qualities to them, but they are also acutely aware that life is not a fairy tale in reality. A master of using genre as aesthetically escapist, expressive eye candy -- brandishing a cinematic skillset bellying a breadth of meaning -- critics and cinephiles have an understandable … Continue reading Director Ana Lily Amirpour Talks ‘Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon,’ Being Mesmerized By Jeon Jong-Su & Working With Kate Hudson: “She’s A Warrior” [Interview]
Jordan Peele’s Terrific Third Feature ‘Nope’ Pairs Hollywood Showmanship With Sensational Genre History [Must Watch]
“The cinema’s screen is Athena’s polished shield.” Broken into 3 distinct sections, Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s sensationalist exploitation satire, "Bad Luck Banging, Or Looney Porn," remains one of the most daring movies made about post-pandemic outrage. Definitions of terms ranging from “blowjob” to “cinema” are presented in visual dictionary form; a juxtaposition of images and … Continue reading Jordan Peele’s Terrific Third Feature ‘Nope’ Pairs Hollywood Showmanship With Sensational Genre History [Must Watch]
‘No Time To Die’: Her Majesty’s Mythic Assassin Pleads For Penance In Phase Craig’s Farewell Labor
The myth of James Bond will forever live on, but Phase Craig goes out trying way too hard to be seen as culturally acceptable in today's day and age.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Wife Of A Spy’ Craftily Reveals Its Cinematic Care Through Shadows of Mise En Scene
“People are going to have opinions. What’s normal to you may be offensive to others. We live in such times.” Kiyoshi Kurosawa movies are never without their share of contemplative compositions, usually in which a deceptive amount of things are happening on screen. In the opening of his latest formalist exercise, “Wife of a Spy,” … Continue reading Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ‘Wife Of A Spy’ Craftily Reveals Its Cinematic Care Through Shadows of Mise En Scene
‘The Card Counter’ : Paul Schrader’s Morbid Fascination With Self-Flagellating Punishment Comes Full Circle In The Film Scholar’s Magnum Opus [Must-Watch]
The film scholar turned director has finally sharpened the ending he has long been so obsessed with, and the result is arguably his greatest work yet.