Over the past few years, Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz, and Linus Sandgren have been one of the most influential figures for my love of cinema, film scores, and cinematography. While their work on 'Whiplash' (excluding Sangren) and 'First Man' was fantastic, their work on 'La La Land' fueled my love for cinema for years on … Continue reading ‘Babylon’: The Roaring Argument Between Hollywood and Cinema.
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‘Aftersun’ Is A Quietly Devastating Masterpiece.
To be completely honest, I truly wasn't going to write a piece for Charlotte Wells' 'Aftersun' but I was left with so much to feel after the movie ended that it quite honestly affected the next two days. It's all I can think about and God forbid anyone plays 'Under Pressure' because I will break … Continue reading ‘Aftersun’ Is A Quietly Devastating Masterpiece.
How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Solidifies Grief As A Crucial Element In Spidey’s Ethos.
The iconic web-head has been spinning webs and fighting crime on the big-screen for decades at this point yet through the release of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', it's as if the entire world has fallen in love with this character all over again. Spider-Man's emotional resonance has always defined the character, it's why we love … Continue reading How ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Solidifies Grief As A Crucial Element In Spidey’s Ethos.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Perfectly Encapsulates Peter Parker’s Tragedy.
In a time where Spider-Man is at his most saturated with multiple versions taking up the mantle all at once, it's a genuine treat to look back on past iterations and examine them through a new lens. With 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' and especially 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', grief seems to be a central theme … Continue reading ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Perfectly Encapsulates Peter Parker’s Tragedy.
Why “Frozen II” Is Disney’s Most Fascinating Project.
As the inevitable sequel to the cultural phenomenon that put Disney back at the top, 'Frozen II' had a lot of marks to check. Not only did it have to match up to the reputation of it's predecessor, critically and financially but it also had to grow with it's audience. This November 19th, the first … Continue reading Why “Frozen II” Is Disney’s Most Fascinating Project.
‘After We Collided’ Is Dangerously Irresponsibile and Toxic.
Whenever a movie like 'After We Collided' comes out, it's incredibly easy to look at it and dismiss it as another crappy teen romance and move on with your day. The thing is, if they were just harmless guilty pleasures then there wouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately the idea of being a mature movie for … Continue reading ‘After We Collided’ Is Dangerously Irresponsibile and Toxic.