Category Film

Best Films of 2013

10. God Loves Uganda Many know of the sickening anti-gay bill attempting to pass in Uganda. Many have seen the shocking homophobic videos from Ugandan pastors about LGBT people. Some might have even heard of the murder of David Kato, a gar rights activist in Uganda a couple years ago. The unsettling documentary God Loves […]

Post Tenenbras Lux

Carlos Reygadas’s  Post Tenebras Lux is an incredible film full of both visual beauty and ugliness. It had been awhile since a film has transported me to a world so interesting, complicated, and thought provoking. It reminded me how, through the use of sight and sound, cinema is able to reflect the world in all […]

Exploring 12 Years a Slave: A Review Round-Up

12 Years a Slave is the best film I’ve thus far in 2013. It is the third film from British filmmaker Steve McQueen who continues to be one of the most talented directors living today. His knack for powerful framing and camera movement that reflects the nature of the scene is uncanny. He’s also unique […]

Where I’ve Been

If anyone takes a look at my blog they will notice that in between February and May there was a rather significant dead period on the blog. This is due to many contributing factors. First being that I was busy with the worst semester of my life. Second being that I was writing a lot […]

Lars von Trier & Provocative Visual Aesthetics

Lars von Trier, in my opinion, is one of the best living directors working today and one of my favorite filmmakers of all time.  His films are controversial, emotionally harrowing, and genius. There have been so many great conversations about his films in relation to suffering, female representation, the character of God, and how far […]

My Favorite Films of 2012

1. Wuthering Heights- I almost feel bad putting this as number one because of how limited its release was (only a total of about two weeks in LA and NY), but it truly was the best film I’ve seen all year. In a year full of literary adaptations, this one takes the most risks. The […]

Sundance Film Festival Round-Up #3

Fruitvale Fruitvale was the winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and audience award this year at the Sundance Film Festival. It is easy to understand why. Fruitvale (based the tragedy of Oscar Grant) is an emotionally wrought journey that gives the viewer a look into the life of Oscar on the final day of […]