“We’re all told at some point in our life that we can no longer play the children’s game, we just don’t know when that’s going to be. Some of us are told at 18, some of us are told at 40, but we’re all told.”
SPOILER ALERT: I discuss mostly themes and elements of the film but some plot points and characters are mentioned so if you do intend to watch this I’d recommend doing so before reading my thoughts.
If any of you know me, you know how much I love baseball. And if you didn’t know that, are…
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Whiplash, but intend on watching it, I advise you to skip this article until seeing it as I will be analyzing certain scenes and plot details.
I’ve been trying to quantify the feeling that Whiplash gives me compared to other movies I love. It’s that kind of feeling that when the credits start to roll, you feel like a different person for some reason. It lingers in your brain for days and when you rewatch it, you seem to notice new things each time.
All of these feelings apply, but reaffirming my love of…
It’s that time again. Part 3 of my Pixar reviews is here! This week I talk about Up, The Incredibles, and Brave. I have previously talked about other movies in Pixar’s filmography in Part 1 and Part 2, so if you’d like to catch up you can do so there. Now let’s JUMP on in.
I’m still very new to foreign films. Since coming to my senses and being more open-minded towards them, I haven’t been disappointed. Last year I was blown away by Parasite. This year, it’s Another Round.
Co-Written and Directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round tells the story of four teachers — each struggling in their own way, who conduct a social experiment by maintaining a 0.05 blood-alcohol concentration to see how it affects their social and professional lives.
The premise alone is enough to intrigue almost anyone, but it’s how much this film has to say and…
With the Academy Awards set to air tonight, I figured this was the perfect time to wrap up my reviews from the Best Picture nominees this year. If you’d like to hear my thoughts on Minari, Promising Young Woman, and the odds-on favourite Nomadland you can do so here, as well as my review of Sound of Metal here. That leaves us with other nominees Judas and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Father, and since I’d like to save Mank for a future idea and talk about Best International Feature Film favourite Another Round on…
Part 2: Soul (2020), Ratatouille (2007), and The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Part 2 is here! This week I will be touching on three more Pixar movies I’ve watched. As I stated in Part one — where I reviewed Incredibles 2, Onward, and Coco, I will be going through Pixar’s entire filmography, and after doing so, I will be ranking them all. With that being said, let’s HOP into this week’s movies (I’m sorry it’s just such a good intro).
This week I watched a trio of movies all nominated for this year’s Best Picture at the Academy Awards. I plan on getting through the others before the trophy is handed out April 25th so stay tuned for more. For now let’s get into this week’s three.
How is it different and is it THAT good?
I’d just like to start by saying that I am incredibly happy that Zack Snyder got the support to actually have his full vision of Justice League released. I’ve never really seen many films that have multiple cuts and didn’t think that this would turn out to be as different as it was. With that said, the Snyder Cut is by far the more coherent and entertaining film, but it’s still full of both many pros and cons. …
I’m not sure where I really found inspiration for this one. I hadn’t seen a Pixar movie in some time. Teenage naive Colin decided that animated movies were “tOo cHiLdIsH” for me. After finishing Incredibles 2 I thought “Damn. That was a really GOOD movie. Not just for a Pixar movie, but damn.” So here I am.
In order to make up for those lost years, I decided I would start a little binge for myself. I am going to be reviewing a few Pixar movies each part and give a total ranking by the end of it all. I’ll…
I don’t like subtitles. I always felt it was an excuse for a viewer to get lazy. So when I rented Sound of Metal from TIFF, and quickly realized there were subtitles, I immediately paused the movie to check the file info.
“How do I turn these off ASAP”, I thought to myself.
Well, I discovered under the film’s description that the movie was not only purposely subtitled, but open-captioned. So ya, I felt like a piece of shit.
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