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Remember

By |03/23/2016|

Remember (2016, Canada/Germany, d. Atom Egoyan, 94 Minutes) By Jesse Stringer   Remember follows the character of Zev Guttman, an elderly man suffering from dementia who also happens [...]

10 Cloverfield Lane

By |03/13/2016|

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, USA, d. Dan Trachtenberg, 103 Minutes) by Jesse Stringer 10 Cloverfield Lane came into the public consciousness as abruptly as a new Beyoncé album. [...]

The Olives of Wrath

By |03/08/2016|

by Barry Germansky   Just as The Leopard (1963) can be seen as Italy's answer to Gone with the Wind (1939), Rocco and His Brothers (1960) can be seen as [...]

Out of Which Past?

By |03/08/2016|

by Barry Germansky   Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko (2001) proves there is no such thing as genre outside the enterprise of convenient label-making. Due to the malleability of language, any [...]

Invasion of the Adulthood Snatchers

By |03/08/2016|

by Barry Germansky   The adult world is polymorphously corrupt and lacks the imagination to recognize that "The Way Things Are" is merely a byproduct of a deteriorating sense of [...]

Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List, and the Crisis of Representation

By |03/08/2016|

by Barry Germansky   With Schindler's List (1993), Steven Spielberg achieved what so many other filmmakers had deemed impossible. This masterpiece was a breakthrough in the historical epic, the comprehensive [...]

Zootopia

By |03/07/2016|

Zootopia (2016, USA, d. Byron Howard, Rich Moore, & Jared Bush, 108 Minutes) by Jesse Stringer For the past few years, there appears to have been a small [...]

The Invention of the Extraterrestrial

By |03/07/2016|

by Barry Germansky   By introducing the idea of the extraterrestrial on overt scientific terms, H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1898) externalized the limits of human consciousness to [...]

Regression

By |03/07/2016|

Regression (2016, Canada/Spain, d. Alejandro Amenábar, 106 Minutes) by Jesse Stringer   In the early 90’s, there was a sudden outbreak in paranoia over a speculated increase in [...]

Knight of Cups (2016, USA, d. Terrence Malick)

By |03/04/2016|

At this moment, it’s apparent visionary Terrence Malick has given up on narrative filmmaking. He has now become a one-trick pony where his distinctive style has sadly reached [...]