Harmony Korine’s Assault on Moralizing

How harshly should we judge characters?

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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

Isolation and Sex Tie these Two 1964 Japanese Films Together

This article contains major spoilers for Onibaba (1964) and Woman in the Dunes (1964). This weekend Liza (who has contributed to this blog) and I sat down to watch a movie. We aimlessly scrolled through the seemingly endless options our streaming services presented. We ended up on FilmStruck (essentially Netflix for the Criterion Collection) where… Continue reading Isolation and Sex Tie these Two 1964 Japanese Films Together

Kedi Gets 9 Out of 10 Lives

As a self-proclaimed expert on all things springy, wet nosed, pointy eared, and whiskered, I would like quickly say how delighted I am to have been asked to write the review for Ceyda Torun’s new documentary, Kedi.  Kedi is a charming documentary capable of warming any heart, even the heart of a those frogs that… Continue reading Kedi Gets 9 Out of 10 Lives