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Blade Runner 2049: Review

Step into the futuristic spectacle that is Blade Runner 2049 and prepare to be blown away. Continue reading “Blade Runner 2049: Review”


La La Land: Review

Director Damien Chazelle continues his success after 2014’s Whiplash with another incredible music centered drama starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.  This modern-day musical set in LA is gaining hype and praise, which I can safely say is very well deserved. Continue reading “La La Land: Review”

Oscar Nominations Are Out!

Here they are!  This year’s list is pretty stacked!  La La Land leads the race with 14 nominations and is poised to take home a lot of gold statues.  Check out a few of The Academy’s nomination videos and the full list of nominees here! Continue reading “Oscar Nominations Are Out!”

There Will Be Blood: Review

This dark and somber film by Paul Thomas Anderson is a masterful exploration of capitalism, greed, and its effect on mankind.  Daniel Day-Lewis gives what could be one of the greatest performances of the decade, if not all-time.  It’s a long, slow-paced film, but man is it worth the watch.

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Roger Deakins

Every scene is a challenge. There are technical challenges, but often it’s the simplest challenge where you feel a sense of achievement when you pull it off.

Swiss Army Man: Review

Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe star in this bizarrely charming dramedy.  Winner of the Best Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the director duo known as the Daniels show incredible vision and creativity in this wholly original film.  What may look like immature humor on the surface actually reveals a brilliant exploration of friendship, loneliness, and self-confidence.

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Emmanuel Lubezki

The language of film is further and further away from the language of theater, and is closer to music. It’s abstract but still narrative. Everything feels less rehearsed. It’s more experimental than classical.


An interesting short article on what cinematography is and how it works. It would seem that creating beautiful scenes with a camera would require a lifetime of practice.

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How I Rate Movies

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