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King and Country

There is a tendency in all arts to equate depressing with profound. This error is especially common in discussions of film, perhaps because the medium is usually associated with quick, disposable entertainment. 478 more words


Short Review of a Favorite Film: Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Logline: During World War II, a twelve year old boy works as a spy on the eastern front to collect information about the Germans.

Review: One of cinema’s greatest poets was the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky who created meditative, existentialist works that viewers find either deeply compelling or incredibly boring.  183 more words

Favorite Films

What to Watch When You're Bored: 55 Movies Worth Watching When You're Bored

Have you ever typed into Google search ‘What to watch when you’re bored’? Well, I have. The world seems mightily boring sometimes. I would say the world isn’t entirely to blame, but it does help when we can sit back and passively entertain our bored selves every now and again. 864 more words

Comedy Films

The Cinema of Haunting: Torneranno i prati

Torneranno i prati (The Fields Will Return), Ermanno Olmi, 2014

La luna, non c’è altra vita che questa…

‘Fenesta ca luciv’ e mo’ nu’ luce, senno ca nenna mia starrà malata’. 1,127 more words


Full Metal Jacket

I saw Full Metal Jacket in the first week of its theatrical release and went again only a few days later, partly to figure out how I really felt about it. 461 more words


Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor is an Action/Biography/Drama film based on the true account of Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) on his time as a United States Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. 127 more words


Review: Good Kill, 2015, dir. Andrew Niccol

“Years go by, decades end, cultures change, and yet no matter the place and time, human beings constantly dream up new, horrible ways to kill one another. 89 more words