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Things You Like that I Don’t

This site has changed a great deal since I started it about six years ago. As I’ve acknowledged several times this past year alone, I was a much different, much angrier young man with a myriad of amusing, almost classical adolescent grievances, all of which culminated in more vitriolic rants than I knew what to … Continue reading

‘Under the Skin’ (2013): Review

Directed by: Jonathan Glazer || Produced by: James Wilson, Nick Wechsler Screenplay by: Walter Campbell, Janathan Glazer || Starring: Scarlett Johansson Music by: Mica Levi || Cinematography: Daniel Landin || Edited by: Paul Watts || Country: United Kingdom || Language: English Running Time: 108 minutes With regards to horror and science-fiction filmmaking, the phrases “slow … Continue reading

‘Bleach’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Shinsuke Sato || Produced by: Kazutoshi Wadakura Screenplay by: Shinsuke Sato, Daisuke Habara || Starring: Sota Fukushi, Hana Sugisaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Erina Mano, Yu Koyanagi, Taichi Saotome, Takamasa Ishihara, Seiichi Tanabe, Masami Nagasawa, Yosuke Eguchi Music by: Yutaka Yamada || Cinematography: Taro Kawazu || Editing by: Tsuyoshi Imai || Country: Japan || Language: … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives… ‘Edge of Seventeen’ (2016) & ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (2018): Double Review

Directed by: Susan Johnson [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Produced by: Brian Robbins, James Lassiter, Will Smith [Boys], James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai [Seventeen] Screenplay by: Sofia Alvarez [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor [Boys], Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick … Continue reading

An American Neo-Frontier Sampling (‘Hell or High Water’ [2016], ‘Wind River’ [2017], ‘Hold the Dark’ [2018]): Triple Review

Directed by: David Mackenzie [HHW], Taylor Sheridan [WR], Jeremy Saulnier [HD] || Produced by: Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn [HHW], Matthew George, Basil Iwanyk [WR], Russell Ackerman, Eva Maria Daniels, Neil Kopp [HD] Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan [HHW, WR], Macon Blair [HD] || Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham … Continue reading

Love, ‘LOST’ (2004-2010) and ‘Penny Dreadful’ (2014-2016), or Why I Don’t Watch Many Television Shows

Upon finishing John Logan’s Penny Dreadful last winter after a long viewing hiatus (Season 1 was gifted to me by a brief love interest back in the summer of 2015), I anticipated writing another one of my few television series reviews on this site. I geared myself for discussing the series’ expert direction, unique Gothic-horror … Continue reading