Exposition: Doing it Right.

Don’t Breathe is a film which doesn’t have a lot of dialogue. However, the characters are extremely interesting and without saying much the film tells you a lot about them. Take the old blind man for example. Through the dialogue of the film we find out he’s a vet who lost his sight in a war. We’re also given much more information about him through … Continue reading Exposition: Doing it Right.

What Makes a Great Director

Some would argue that directing is one of the most important roles in the making of a film. Ultimately it’s up for debate due to the fact that certain producers and production companies end up running the directors and the writers as they wish. Companies like Disney are used as examples of production taking over a projects. Just look at the amount of good directors … Continue reading What Makes a Great Director

“And the nominees are…”

  I’ve been nominated for an award, for blogging! And here I thought I haven’t written nearly enough in the last few months to be considered a real blogger. However, it really means something to be nominated by bloggers you follow yourself. I was nominated by Film Music Central, who writes great pieces on music in films, film reviews, and even events (like the Olympics) If … Continue reading “And the nominees are…”

The Critic Paradox: Why I’ll Never Write a Review Again.

    Riggan: “No! I’m not finished! There’s nothing here about technique! There’s nothing in here about structure! There’s nothing in here about intentions! It’s just a bunch of crappy opinions, backed up by even crappier comparisons. This doesn’t cost you anything! The fuck! you risk nothing!” One of the my favorite scenes of Birdman, directed by  Alejandro González Iñárritu, is the bar scene, in … Continue reading The Critic Paradox: Why I’ll Never Write a Review Again.

Film in Color: Del Toro and Others

Pick up a DVD or BD copy of any film you own by Guillermo Del Toro. Now go to the special features. It most likely doesn’t matter which film it is: You will find a special feature called “Director’s Notebook” in which Del Toro gives you a peak into his book, in which he notes every single detail he had in mind for specific characters … Continue reading Film in Color: Del Toro and Others

Requiem For a Dream: The Passage of Time

Well hello again!! I am sorry for my absence in the last week. My hiatus was due to my new job. It seems due to a drastic change in work hours, I might be reduced to writing randomly once a week, whenever I can.  Regardless, I will continue posting whenever I can since I’ve grown fond of writing and talking with the people that follow … Continue reading Requiem For a Dream: The Passage of Time