After watching a movie, it is a good practice to reflect upon the ideas presented in the events and characters and to ask yourself certain questions like "What does the movie say about me as an individual or about human behavior in general?" or "How is society reflected in the movie?" and to an extent "What is the cultural significance of the movie?" The reason why certain films become blockbuster hits is because they can relate a certain message powerfully to its audiences and paint a picture of humanity for us... ..
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
"Pompeii," director Paul W.S. Anderson's take on the well-known ancient disaster, is a fun and exciting movie that never lets up the tension or pacing... ..
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Can I level with you? I've seen practically every movie that is in town. But one I hadn't seen? That's right, the LEGO one. And that's why I went to see it. And here's the funny thing: I sort of enjoyed it... ..
Monday, March 3, 2014
The fifth collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese feels like a crowning achievement. Everything falls into place: the outsized ambition of both artists coming together beautifully in one grand opus of extreme behavior... ..
Friday, February 28, 2014
Not many movies are able to sweep adult viewers off their feet with a story of magic and true love, transporting them to another reality while keeping their eyes glued to the screen. "Winter's Tale," a 2014 film spanning the genres of fantasy, romance and mystery, accomplishes this with ease... ..
Below I will outline various elements of the movie "After Earth" that make this movie worth seeing over and over again. Fathers, if you have been looking for a movie to take your sons to that will help you to begin a profound conversation about rites of passage and growing into a man, you'll want to check this out... ..
Monday, February 24, 2014
"When two people have a secret, it's no longer a secret," a wise uncle said. The only way this film maintains its secret (of a passionate loveless affair) is because the author of the book-- from which this movie was made--is trying to show two human brutes who are driven by their s*x needs to murder--amidst others who act totally blind and quite hearing impaired. It plays as if their whole affair is set in motion right from the first glance that these two strangers cast on each other... ..