Reviews


‘The Mole Agent’: A Heartbreaking But Unique Documentary

Chile’s official selection for the Best International Feature race at the 2021 Oscars is filled with nuance, heartbreak, and a conversation that needs to be started. Why do we put our elders in nursing homes? I hope we start to ask ourselves that more often after 2020. These homes can be a nice spot for … Continue reading ‘The Mole Agent’: A Heartbreaking But Unique Documentary

‘I’m No Longer Here’: A Masterpiece of Identity From Mexico

Fernando Frías directs an incredible film full of emotional depth and nuance that exceeds all expectations. The last time I wrote to you all I was stuck inside a home because the world outside was falling apart, and not much has changed since. I am still very active on the podcast and starting season two … Continue reading ‘I’m No Longer Here’: A Masterpiece of Identity From Mexico

Start With Seconds…

A REVIEW OF “THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY” SEASON 2 (SPOILER FREE) I question when I will hit the superhero movie fatigue that is always brought up in conversation when the likes of Marvel and DC throw out their beloved titles that the studios recognize as cash cows or when fanboys in a homicidal rage scream to … Continue reading Start With Seconds…

Y’ALL NEED JESUS

A REVIEW OF HBO’S “the righteous gemstones” By the way…this one’s spoiler-free. Enjoy. I love when comedies are smart. When they take taboo subjects that very rarely get discussed (as people either find them too ridiculous or too unnerving to talk about) and shine the brightest damn light possible on them. Growing up on the … Continue reading Y’ALL NEED JESUS

‘Come and See’: A Horrific Masterpiece of Hell

Elem Klimov’s Come and See (1985) is a relentless horrific masterpiece that is a mandatory watch to understand the horrors of human ugliness. Usually, when one experiences a nightmare one at least wakes up from it, they will wake up in a sweat and tormented by what they experienced in their nightmare. If the nightmare … Continue reading ‘Come and See’: A Horrific Masterpiece of Hell

75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (2005)

Park Chan-wook conclude his Vengeance Trilogy with one of the most underrated pieces of cinema ever created. The final film in Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy is another fantastic inclusion in the masterclass of work that he has created. Lady Vengeance (2005) follows a similar pattern to Oldboy (2003) as it follows a woman released from … Continue reading 75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (2005)

75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002)

The first film of Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy is explosive, bloody, and incredibly nuanced from start to end. I don’t know if I am just excited to continue with this challenge or just the thought of watching and reviewing a film by legendary Korean director, Park Chan-wook, which makes me incredibly excited? This is the … Continue reading 75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002)

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