Nicolas Winding Refn Falls Deeper Into Himself with the Unsettling and Uneven ‘Neon Demon’

Odds are, Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn isn’t going to make another Drive (2011). For all the critical acclaim and accolades the film and director were justly given, it should be clear after The Neon Demon that 2013’s widely divisive Only God Forgives isn’t going to be the outlier in Refn’s English language filmography. His newest film is the type of ambitious, overabundant and hyper-stylized show that will … Continue reading Nicolas Winding Refn Falls Deeper Into Himself with the Unsettling and Uneven ‘Neon Demon’

College Is For Partying And Reinvention In Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

After making true crime story / dark comedy Bernie in 2011, the third installment in American cinema’s best ongoing relationship story Before Midnight in 2013 and Boyhood, the famed 12 years in the making familial epic, in 2014, arguably no other director is enjoying a better decade than Richard Linklater. Marketed as a sort of, kinda, spiritual sequel to his 1993 cultural touchstone Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some!! finds the … Continue reading College Is For Partying And Reinvention In Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Which Ones to Watch: The Films of Terrence Malick

With his seventh feature, Knight of Cups, expanding into more theaters, now seems the time to take a look into the career of American cinema’s most poetic filmmakers – the abstract and emotional work of Terrence Malick. Characterized by their gorgeous visuals and preference of mood over plot (especially in later movies), Malick’s films are among the most acclaimed in film criticism, but if you’re not … Continue reading Which Ones to Watch: The Films of Terrence Malick

A Slow Burn Into Your Soul: 13 Slow Burn Horror Movies

There are scary movies that are truly made as money cows. They are filled with blood and guts and a very thin story line. They are not meant to penetrate the surface and really are not expecting anything past the first week box office, which will most likely make them back double the amount they spent on the budget. Maybe once or if we are … Continue reading A Slow Burn Into Your Soul: 13 Slow Burn Horror Movies

Expanding the limits of Stand-up Comedy

A medium is the means by which you achieve your artistic goal. Whether it is paint or a musical instrument, there is a resource that we must work from. Sometimes we perceive ingenuity in art as a blending of different mediums; mixed medium being the term that is thrown around most often, or in the context of film, cross-genre. In the pursuit of ingenuity we may … Continue reading Expanding the limits of Stand-up Comedy