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VICTORIA

Victoria

Film nerds rejoice any time a long, complicated scene doesn’t cut away, but is completed in a single take. Even uncomplicated scenes, as long as the film keeps rolling, can elicit feelings of awe and admiration. And then there are, of course, entire films that are shot this way. Though incredibly rare, you may recall [...]

Ex Machina

Ex Machina and Artificial Intelligence

by Maria Ramos For decades, fiction writers and film directors have been fascinated with the growth and development of our robotic counterparts with movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner standing as longtime cult favorites. The increase in technology has only brought the idea of AI more to the forefront of our minds. [...]

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour’s eccentric and minimalist vampire thriller A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has many of the textbook appeals that demand sophisticated and sometimes pretentious audiences. In much of the film, its demand to be taken seriously is warranted as A Girl delivers many fine moments of dialogue, storytelling, and immensely beautiful photography. The [...]

Only Lovers Left Alive

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch made a vampire movie and it looks so damn awesome. Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Tom Hiddleston. I can’t wait to be one of the several hundred that pays to see this in theaters.

Only God Forgives

Only God Forgives

In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive was released in theaters nearby and hit me like the ton-of-bricks, tour-de-force like it was. It’s rare that I ever attend more than one screening of a film but I made an effort to see Drive three times while I had the chance. It’s been two years now, but reading what I wrote after [...]

Star Wars

5 Biggest Blunders in Star Wars

Everyone is eagerly awaiting the seventh instalment of Star Wars. With the release date marked for the 18th December, you really don’t have that long to wait. In true glued to the cinema screen celebration, we thought it’d only be right to share some of the subtle blunders that maybe only the most avid of [...]

VICTORIA

Victoria

Film nerds rejoice any time a long, complicated scene doesn’t cut away, but is completed in a single take. Even uncomplicated scenes, as long as the film keeps rolling, can elicit feelings of awe and admiration. And then there are, of course, entire films that are shot this way. Though incredibly rare, you may recall [...]

Ex Machina

Ex Machina and Artificial Intelligence

by Maria Ramos For decades, fiction writers and film directors have been fascinated with the growth and development of our robotic counterparts with movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner standing as longtime cult favorites. The increase in technology has only brought the idea of AI more to the forefront of our minds. [...]

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour’s eccentric and minimalist vampire thriller A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has many of the textbook appeals that demand sophisticated and sometimes pretentious audiences. In much of the film, its demand to be taken seriously is warranted as A Girl delivers many fine moments of dialogue, storytelling, and immensely beautiful photography. The [...]

The Grifters

Top 5 Gambling Movies

For some reason, the onset of fall, and believe me, the nights are starting to get chilly, says to me its time to go to Vegas and gamble. I’m not sure why, I’m not a huge gambler, but I’ve been known to play poker now and then.  And a lot of roulette. A little bit [...]