2016, when will you just let me be finished with you? So this space is where I normally talk about what I learned this year in terms of my relationship with my one true love: film. In looking back at how much I’ve changed from last year, I can honestly say that I really do watch […]Read more "Josh’s Favorite Films of 2016"
Welcome to my year-end list of what I consider to be not only the best films released during 2015, but the best works of entertaining art released on multiple platforms this year in general (which is just a way of saying that there will also be a couple of series made for television / streaming […]Read more "Josh’s Favorite Films and TV Series of 2015"
…In the Backdrop of the Global City The cinema of Hong Kong and Mexico of the 1990s and 2000s, respectively compare in their treatment of the space, the global city, and speed, as an inherent characteristic of the globalized world. While Chungking Express (1994) and Amores Perros (2000) come from different continents, the films share in […]Read more "Chungking Express and Amores Perros: Visuality and Social Class"
How could I ever have possibly gotten so lucky as to receive the gift of not one, but two projects by the Wachowskis this year? Seeing as how I am one of but a few people on this planet who truly understands, relates with, and loves what they attempt to say in each film they […]Read more "‘Sense8’ Season 1 Review: The Wachowskis Create My Soul Show"
Being a film enthusiast, whenever prying minds decree to ask me what I believe the greatest movie ever made is, one piece of cinematic art immediately springs to mind: Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America. Why, though? I can only come up with one decoder that I can plead my case with as to […]Read more "Josh’s Favorite Films: ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ (1984)"
As is usually the case with most films, Tomorrowland does have a message at its core, and it is one that it fully, wholeheartedly commits to. In terms of the latter point, there are many films which cannot claim such a notable distinction. In light of this declaration, I would also like to make a […]Read more "‘Tomorrowland’ Review: Are You an Optimist? Brad Bird Wants to Know!"
Just how significant or valuable is an action movie, really? I get how stupid, benign, and loaded that question is, but there must be a method to the madness (pun very much so intended) behind choosing to make a film that exists solely to, pardon my French, blow shit up. Another, more interesting, question to […]Read more "‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Review: An Action Film That Serves as a Manifesta for Sensibility"