Month: January 2018


Faces Places

Agnès Varda is one of the last living vestiges of the French New Wave that transformed cinema in the 1960’s. Varda’s place within the movement has mostly taken a backseat to the more front-and-center legends likeRead Full Review


Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour is a holdover from a previous time. A very traditional biopic that praises all of the things that the movies couldn’t stop praising in, say 1997. As a Churchill biopic, it is farRead Full Review


The 2017 JC Awards

Best Director Gold: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird Silver: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk Bronze: James Gray, The Lost City of Z Best Actress Gold: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Silver: TIE Regina Hall & Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip Bronze: Vicky Krieps, PhantomRead Full Review


Downsizing ★★

While watching Downsizing, I was struck with the memory of a directors roundtable in 2011, which included Steve McQueen and Downsizing‘s director Alexander Payne, amongst several others. The roundtable was noted for McQueen being asked about unequalRead Full Review


The Post ★★★½

If Spotlight winning Best Picture brought back The Newspaper Movie, it did so in more of a nostalgic way. We watch newspaper films in the same way that we watch a Jane Austen adaptation. They’re moreRead Full Review