Marriage Story is a Glorious and Candid Tribute to Love

I arrived at the theater alone, bought my ticket, and took my seat. Nitehawk Cinema, the Prospect Park location, is the kind of theater that serves food and drinks and the chairs are set up in pairs, each pair sharing a mini table. I usually see movies alone, so this wasn’t the first time the… Continue reading Marriage Story is a Glorious and Candid Tribute to Love

Us and The Beach Bum are Two Films in Dialogue

*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Us and The Beach Bum* Last weekend I saw Us and this week I saw The Beach Bum, and while these were both movies I have been anticipating I did not expect them to be in dialogue with one another. Watching any two movies in quick succession leads to comparison, but… Continue reading Us and The Beach Bum are Two Films in Dialogue

Is Vice a Bad Film? Or is it Not Trying to be a Film?

Adam McKay’s film Vice follows the life and political career of Vice President Dick Cheney, and it has been received with truly polarized reactions. The success of The Big Short was so resounding that I almost forgot that before that movie McKay films were gonzo comedies starring Will Ferrell. Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and The… Continue reading Is Vice a Bad Film? Or is it Not Trying to be a Film?

Shrek Retold, and Respecting the True Love Behind Irony

Shrek Retold is a scene-for-scene remake of Shrek (2001) with each scene made by a different artist in their own unique (often batshit) style. The whole affair was coordinated by filmmaker and Shrek fanatic Grant Duffrin (he also runs the annual event known as ShrekFest.) When questioned about the sincerity of his Shrek obsession, Duffrin… Continue reading Shrek Retold, and Respecting the True Love Behind Irony