“You Were Never Really Here” A Real Human Being… MUST-WATCH

Choosing between orange or grape soda... watching Psycho with your mother on your day off... deciding to splurge on a brand name item at the store... remember when these things mattered... There's a small little moment early on in Ramsay's film: ball-peen hammer wielding vigilante Joe - played to utter perfection by (former child actor)  Joaquin Phoenix … Continue reading “You Were Never Really Here” A Real Human Being… MUST-WATCH

“Unsane” Less Can Make For More… MUST-WATCH

The opening scene of Unsane, recalls two distinct things with no dialog: in a long, handheld POV shot (the movie was shot on an iPhone); it homages the opening credits' style of sleazy, early Hollywood suspense pictures (such as Detour or Decoy), and director Steven Soderbergh's distinct, organic use of color temperature in his mise en scène is … Continue reading “Unsane” Less Can Make For More… MUST-WATCH

When Dogs Are Painted Less Alien Than Asians…

Random Disclaimer: the following essay contains spoilers for the television series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine... As a creator, when you’re responsible for representing a culture that is alien to you, sometimes, you need someone closer to said culture to tug on your leash a little tighter. The other day, at Wondercon down in Anaheim; I saw in … Continue reading When Dogs Are Painted Less Alien Than Asians…