The Neon Demon

Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars After watching Drive from director Nicolas Winding Refn, I felt compelled to watch all of his other work. In one film he managed to cement himself in my mind as a modern director with a distinctive visual style that defines his work. From what I knew about his films, … Continue reading The Neon Demon

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Shallow Grave

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Before Danny Boyle graced us with my favorite of his films, Trainspotting, and before he terrified us with his low-budget zombie revival film, 28 Days Later, and before all of his Oscar nominations and wins, he gave us his directorial debut with a small film called Shallow Grave. … Continue reading Shallow Grave

Time After Time (1979)

Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Way back in 1979, a gem of a film was released called Time After Time. It starred Malcolm McDowell as H.G. Wells, Mary Steenburgen as Amy Robbins, and David Warner as Jack the Ripper. The film is a clever early use of the "man out of time" concept … Continue reading Time After Time (1979)

The Discovery

Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars What happens after we die? This is a question that humanity has asked and debated since the dawn of time. Many more people have debated over the nature of the soul and its existence and others have debated what the afterlife looks like. Netflix's new film The Discovery directed … Continue reading The Discovery

Westworld (1973)

Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars With the success of HBO's Westworld behind us, I was finally able to watch the film that started it all. Starring Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, and James Brolin Westworld is a campy, sci-fi film that focuses on the fear of the possible robot uprising in a theme park. Lacking … Continue reading Westworld (1973)

Being John Malkovich

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars What if there was a portal that could put someone inside of your head for 15 minutes? For that 15 minutes they could see everything you see, hear everything you hear, feel everything you feel, taste what you taste, and smell everything you smell. After 15 minutes that … Continue reading Being John Malkovich

Drive

Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars "There's a hundred-thousand streets in this city. You don't need to know the route. You give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours. No matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of … Continue reading Drive