How long have we been on this rock?
Bong Joon-Ho's latest film, Parasite, is a stunning, artfully crafted, charming and shocking 2 hrs and 12 minutes of screen time.
The film took me through twists and turns that I haven't seen from a movie in quite some time, and they were good too, defying all expectations from start to finish. This in part has to do with the subtly powerful performances from each cast member and the brilliant writing from Joon-Ho.
The interesting thing about this film is…
Visceral, gritty, disturbing and beautiful. The film is like nautical Shakespeare. From the very first shot I was hooked and by the end of the show, I was speechless and immediately wanted a second helping. It entrances you like a sea siren and slowly pulls you beneath the waves.
This solidifies Robert Eggers as one of the most creative and brilliant filmmakers of our time, and excites me for anything he may create in the future. Eggers masterfully pours his…
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Overall, Joker, was a cinematically nice looking film with a brilliant performance from Joaquin Phoenix, however it was a bit heavy handed in its delivery of the message it was trying to get across. This was in no part because of the acting, but due to the consequences of the characters actions and the brutal violence that ensued. That being said, violence is not the main issue here, there are far more violent films. It is the delivery in which…
Kick back to 2008. A young punk gets wrapped up in a meth empire established by his former high school chemistry teacher, and experiences trauma and suffering that lead to extreme PTSD and a serious case of self obliteration.
Now, almost 12 years later (in the real world, not the Breaking Bad timeline) Jesse Pinkman, brilliantly portrayed by Aaron Paul, finally gets the closure that he has been desperately clawing for.
Vince Gilligan delivers on the classic Breaking Bad aesthetic…