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.

Shutter Island: Andrew Laeddis (Part 1 of 2)

Just in case you didn’t read the intro, here’s a link. if you have already read this one, here’s Part 2, from the point of view of Teddy Daniels. And again,this post is basically entirely one BIG Spoiler. so…spoiler alert. Shutter island is a very open ended film. for the sake of keeping our sanity let’s set some ground rules. I will refrain from calling DiCaprio’s character Teddy … Continue reading Shutter Island: Andrew Laeddis (Part 1 of 2)

And the Oscar goes to… A Flawed Award Ceremony.

           The Academy Awards are largely known for being one of the most (if not the most) prestigious award ceremonies in Film Making and business. This year, however, a lack of diversity in its nominees for the second year in a row has caused a backlash of negative press for the event. It’s a subject so talked about even Presidential candidates … Continue reading And the Oscar goes to… A Flawed Award Ceremony.

Gladiator: Awaking a Sleeping Giant

           Let’s go back in time to the year 2001. You’re way over the Y2K scare of last year, and now that you know terminators are not coming to hunt you down and cut off your very human head, you’re sitting down at home, relaxing. You sit down and look at the Oscar nominees, and three of them are in Pay-Per-View, … Continue reading Gladiator: Awaking a Sleeping Giant