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 the hell is going on!? This year has been a disaster for huge budgeted films that just crash and fail, fail and crash, and leave you with a bad taste in your mouth… but you should’ve seen it coming; I mean, it’s been happening for a very long time. And I don’t just mean films like the one pictured above (Ben-Hur), which you could tell … Continue reading The failure of modern blockbusters
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
Who’s the most important person in the making of a film? This is a question which a co-worker and friend asked me about a year ago. It’s a hard question to answer, and if asked a years ago, I would’ve said the director (as I clearly remember arguing my point debating with my friend for about two hours). However, after having multiple debates with friends … Continue reading Filmmaking: A body of Work
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.
About a month ago, I read a post by a fellow blogger (Jack: BattleofJackku) about the rise of video game movies. The post gave a lot of insight about why video game films were about to change. After reading it, I turned off my desktop with a hopeful future for video game films (Specially Assassin’s Creed, which I hope doesn’t go the way the games … Continue reading Video Game Movies…WTF?
Earlier this week, I watched Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I had to watch it. as critics and fans are divided as to whether the film is good or not, I needed to put my mind at rest to find out what about the movie was so bad, or so good. I will not review the film, as I understand both sides of the … Continue reading Superhero Film Overload: Problems/Solutions
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
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
I love when films start off with characters who are fully developed, and throw you in the middle of a conflict. Quentin Tarantino is a master of this. That great flashback that reveals how everything happened to bring the character to where they are in the beginning of the story is one of his motifs. This, or the lack of this in a way, … Continue reading The Drop: How Appearances Deceive