The Canyons (2013)

There is a kind of glorious trash to The Canyons. This soapy Hollywood drama/thriller feels like a cross between The Hills and a slasher movie, with attractive twentysomethings having a drink in one scene and murdering ex-lovers the next. It’s mostly lurid and often laughable, but undeniably hypnotic in its power. Much of this power, admittedly, comes … Continue reading The Canyons (2013)

Boyhood (2014)

I don’t really marvel at contemporary movies. After decades of innovation and achievement, there’s not much that hasn’t been done before. You can design the most realistic CGI effects or write the most brilliant script, but at the end of the day it’s still fake. You are creating an artificiality for the screen. With Richard … Continue reading Boyhood (2014)