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]
‘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.
‘Days’ : Director Tsai Ming-Liang Captures Massaging Life’s Pain Away With Cinematic Therapy That Soothes Through The Screen [Must-Watch]
Tsai’s themes of lost and lonely people crisscrossing in space takes on a new kind meaning in the form of cinematic therapy that soothes through the screen.
Thanks To A Near Sedate Nicolas Cage, ‘Pig’s’ Tender Strangeness Breathes Like A Minor Miracle [Must-Watch]
No mere John Wick/Liam Neeson movie clone, no matter one's expectations going into Cage’s new movie “Pig,” you will find it merits none of the obvious comparisons.