October 15, 2019

We all know it takes at least 2 days of searching through Netflix and Amazon before you can finally settle on something to watch, so I wanted to throw out some suggestions to put on your watchlist for this upcoming weekend. As always, remember to check out The Dirty Ki...

February 5, 2019

When I had the chance to sit down with Vanja Cernjul, the director of photography on Crazy Rich Asians, I had to ask him about certain choices he made. The movie’s success is groundbreaking because the all-Asian cast proved that a romantic comedy is still a romantic co...

December 14, 2018

10. Unforgiven 

Clint Eastwood made his reputation playing the strong silent type, the cowboy-without-a-name type, the mysterious stranger who rides alone and never misses type. With Unforgiven, Eastwood showed us the reality behind the myth. Even an outlaw can fall in...

October 19, 2018

Filmmaking is a language, from story structure to camera angles to an editor choosing when to cut between those angles. These five books teach you how to speak that language and better understand how filmmakers use existing tools to manipulate your emotions and thrill...

October 12, 2018

This list is in no particular order and as always, watch movies based on mood.

Once Upon a Time in America

Before Paramount hired Francis Ford Coppola to adapt and direct The Godfather, the project was offered to Sergio Leone. He turned the studio down because he already...

October 5, 2018

Synopsis: The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Hearing in 2003 that Matthew McConaughey was going to one day be a last...

October 3, 2018

Synopsis: Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.

Masterpiece. That’s the review. This movie is a masterpiece because it tells a story that reflects the worst side of humanity and instead of turning tragedy into a gore-f...

September 27, 2018

Philip Marlowe is an icon. Although he started in literary form, he quickly evolved into the definition of a hard-boiled motion picture, the film noir. When you think of a private investigator, he is who you think of. When Robert Altman set out to film The Long Goodbye...

September 17, 2018

Synopsis: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Mother! says more about Darren Aronofsky than it does about whatever it’s trying to say, which appears to be the incoherent rantings of someone w...

September 12, 2018

Synopsis: A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Some movies, like The Godfather and Boogie Nights, set out to capture the ins and outs of a subculture. Spun is one of those m...

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