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

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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

The Game

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars David Fincher is an incredible director, and easily fills the second spot on my top five favorite directors. Fincher is a director that has immense control over the look and feel of every project he works on. After the success of his film Se7en, Fincher was able to … Continue reading The Game

The Devil’s Backbone

Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Guillermo del toro's The Devil's Backbone is almost a spiritual sibling to his later film Pan's Labyrinth. Both films view the world threw the eyes of a young child, feature humans who pure and good, feature other humans who are monstrous, and they include some kind of monster. … Continue reading The Devil’s Backbone

The Killing (1956)

Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I have a confession to make. In spite of my love and reverence for Stanley Kubrick, there are still a few of his early films I have yet to watch. I recently had the privilege of watching his third feature film, The Killing, which was released in 1956. … Continue reading The Killing (1956)