2016 was an unusual year in the real world: one of political change, tragic losses, and confounding times. The world of cinema mirrored this in many ways, from rebels confronting an overpowering empire, an empowering feminist Puritan horror movie, and a blue fish trying to make sense of the ocean around her. I haven't been … Continue reading Finding 2016
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - Fiercely brilliant political puzzle, following a troubled Korean War vet piece together what happened overseas as a senator's sensational Communist accusations sweep the presses. Slightly slow at times but an overall masterwork, driven by sophisticated dialogue and genuine suspense. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) - Another one … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: March 27 – April 02, 2016
The image above, as you may recognize from the movie, is one of the final shots of the terrific film Brooklyn. On its own, it's quite a memorable, possibly iconic, image. From the context of the movie, it appears just as Eilis comes back home to Brooklyn after her brief return to native Ireland. As with any … Continue reading Anatomy of a Frame: “Brooklyn” (2015)
Brooklyn is one of those movies that is so good it already feels like a classic.