Uncomfortable obsession with The Social Network
Some films should not be viewed before bed and that goes especially so for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure. One YouTuber I love who’s video I have yet to watch dubbed this ”The Scariest Non-Horror Film”, and now that I’ve seen the film I think he might be right.
Nothing in Cure is overtly scary and yet there’s a pervasive feeling as if someone or something is watching you. Many scenes in the film feature a static camera, seldom moving, enveloping the…
The Florida Project is one the most beautiful and painful depictions of poverty, adolescence, and life I’ve ever seen. Sometimes you see a movie so personal that it’s difficult to put in words how you connected to it, whether it be a feeling or an experience you had. Sean Baker captured something that I don’t think I was ready to experience or deal with the first time I saw it.
Like Mooney I try to keep my child like wonder…
Sundance Film Festival: Film #15
Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls is funny at times. Mostly it’s you sitting in silence wondering how the script is full of unfunny lines that would only play for an ultra niche crowd. Obviously there’s a lot of heart here but I can’t get over that this doesn’t really work.
Sundance Film Festival: Film #1
Censor has great cinematography and use of aspect ratio and atmosphere. Niamh Algar as Enid gave a very good performance. I was a fan of where it was going with subjects on censorship, trauma and violence, but I think somewhere in the third act it got a little muddled. I’m on the fence with the ending. Overall a pretty good movie that left me wanting more
Riz Ahmed! Riz Ahmed! Sound of Metal is the movie I’ve been waiting for from 2020. I never saw the trailer, just was sold on the premise and Riz Ahmed alone, so what I thought was going to be a bigger story of a drummer losing his hearing, turned out to be a very personal, expertly executed experience. The sound design makes you feel like Ruben. When he can’t hear neither can we, but it’s not used constantly, and first…