Film

GORGING ON PECKER – “LIFE IS NOTHING IF YOU’RE NOT OBSESSED”

by Rachel Brame – This film’s tagline says it all: “He never realized how far 35 millimeters would take him”. Throughout all its camp, this is a movie about taking pictures. Pecker captured a time of innocence, right on the cusp of modern innovations in technology. Originally released in 1998, it’s a slightly dated turn of the century gem with no evidence of cell phones anywhere. Getting film developed from a store was still a [Read More]

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

REVISITING DR. STRANGELOVE (“AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY TO SAP AND IMPURIFY ALL OF OUR PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS”)

by Rachel Brame – In this new day and age, I feel compelled to drag this Kubrick classic into the light and examine it a little harder against our present day geopolitical dynamic. The 45th President of the U.S. LOVES George C. Scott and often projects a romantic patriotism of Patton which is as close to genuine as he’ll ever come. General ‘Buck’ Turgidson is today’s perfect meme for the kind of advisors and military presence who [Read More]

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

DON’T THINK TWICE

by Adam Kaplan – Mike Birbiglia isn’t terribly funny. However, he will be the first one to admit that to you. In one of his most famous stand-up bits, Birbiglia re-tells the story of being part of a celebrity foursome in a charity golf outing- and he was the celebrity. He wasn’t that well-known at the time (he still probably isn’t?) and since he didn’t have any prepared bits, he wasn’t terribly funny during the outing. Birbiglia [Read More]

September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

NETFLIX ORIGINAL • SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS

CORRESPONDENCE WITH SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF ENTERTAINMENT by Lavanya – Netflix has been offering great doses of entertainment from the past few years. What started off as a streaming service for old movies and series soon transformed into an independent entertainment hub with original masterpieces in every genre. From comedy to thrill, sci-fi to horror, romantic to kids’ attractions, Netflix has entered into every domain with success. Power [Read More]

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

SPOTLIGHT

by Adam Kaplan – Spotlight, the Academy Award winner for Best Picture and the best film of 2015, recently became available to stream on Netflix. Very rarely does the best movie in a particular year actually win the Oscar for Best Picture, yet at the 88th Annual Academy Awards, that surprisingly became the case. Spotlight is directed by Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, Win Win) and stars Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James, [Read More]

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

JAMES RIGHTON & SIMON AMSTELL • SOMETHING MORE

by Warren Buchholz – I’ve been a lot more lonely lately. Especially given the tragic circumstances of the Pulse shooting, which has made me begin thinking about my course in life and how I focus more on work than on relationships with friends and loved ones. Shock Machine’s new music video, directed by Simon Amstell (Grandma’s House, To Be Free), fills in many of the reflections that have been floating around my mind for the past [Read More]

June 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY

by Rachel Brame – Never ever underestimate the POWER OF A MEGAPHONE!!!!  Dave Chappelle instinctively and indiscriminately spews his awesome signature freestyle wit throughout Block Party: and it is AMPLIFIED. “Bring yo self! Bring yo self!! Bring yo self to the block party won’t you?” It’s all goin’ down in Brooklyn at the intersection of Quincey and Downing Street!!!  The set-up for a large gathering is in between the perfect [Read More]

May 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

ADAM JONES • ANGELS FOREVER

by Warren Buchholz – Adam Jones uses colour to his advantage here in his short film Angels Forever: earthly tones from the beginning to represent a more grounded representation of life; compared to the hue of pinkish/purplish light that engulfs us after our darkened silhouette steps through the doorway and into a universe unknown. A couple of thoughts run through me: the explosion of this lavender haze has me thinking of a music video by [Read More]

February 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

SLEEPERS

by Emery Columna – Some movies are easy to relate to and the work by the director of that movie is really autopilot, pick the check up at the mailbox. Barry Levinson’s work seems to be about conveying stories about things everyone can Not relate to. A lot of the conflict regarding this movie has been misdirected by ultra-sensitive religious types. I don’t think God really gives a flying fuck about how we humans interpret [Read More]

September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments