Blow Out (1981)

A silent killer stalks a house of female coeds. He leers at them from the windows, breaks in, corners a young woman in the shower. As he raises his knife, she lets out a half-assed, laughable scream. The opening scene of Brian de Palma’s Blow Out, which we later learn to be a sound effect … Continue reading Blow Out (1981)

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

My experience watching the Coen Brothers’ musical Inside Llewyn Davis ranged from sheer magic to frustrating bleakness and back again. Its circular nature makes me curious to revisit, though my initial viewing left me less floored than I had been about halfway through. The first half, the film’s strongest act, is a masterful recreation of the folk … Continue reading Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

The Best Films of 2015 (So Far)

We've just reached the halfway point of 2015 - six months in, six months to go. I admittedly haven't seen a ton of movies from this year (and am notably the only person on the planet who still needs to see Jurassic World), but I will definitely catch up as these films enter the home video market. … Continue reading The Best Films of 2015 (So Far)