Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Film Community

Last night, sitting in an unbearably hot room in Milan, trying to barricade myself from the cheering and honking of millions of Italian soccer fans, I watched Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind. The first time I watched the film, many … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson is a filmmaker who has never quite done it for me. His films are perfectly constructed, and that is the problem. With each facial movement perfectly executed; each strand of hair on an actor’s head perfectly in place, … Continue reading

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The Last Shot

Warning! This article contains major spoilers for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.  Originally published on Battleship Pretension.  Up until the very last few seconds of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, I was on board. As anyone who saw the film this weekend knows, it … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Prometheus

For years, Ridley Scott’s cinematic output has been lack-luster, to say the least. When he makes films, just to make films, they are mediocre and forgettable—think of Body of Lies and A Good Year. However, when he has a story … Continue reading

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Film As Memory

Some of cinemas most beautiful and significant moments have come from filmmakers attempting to recreate their memories. Memory and film share many qualities, and as such it is often explored by filmmakers. Film is unique as an art form as … Continue reading

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