Race

Speed is a hard thing to document.  Directors have spent years perfecting the chase scene, and sometimes it works; sometimes it drags, and feels slow.  Thankfully, Race, a biopic about groundbreaking Olympic runner Jessie Owens, is anything but.  For the most part it whizzes by, fast as can be, save for some moments where itContinue reading “Race”

Anomalisa

Anomalisa is a little indie production from 2015, directed by Charlie Kaufman, and David Thewlis.  The “Little” is to be taken literally.  For one thing, the film began as a sound play, and was only able to make the leap to screen through a kickstarter campaign by the directors.  As a matter of fact, itContinue reading “Anomalisa”

Memento: Watchlist #2 (What I love and Hate About Christopher Nolan)

Memento, #2 on my watchlist is a 2000 thriller movie directed by Christopher Nolan, one of my favorite directors, starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, and Stephen Toblowski.  It tells the story of a man, afflicted with short term memory loss, hell-bent on discovering and ending the man who gave him his condition, andContinue reading “Memento: Watchlist #2 (What I love and Hate About Christopher Nolan)”

Minority Report — Watchlist Title #1

Minority Report, #1 on my watchlist, is a 2002 sci-fi action picture based on a 1956 science fiction short story by Phillip K. Dick.  If you are unfamiliar with the name, you certainly know the titles he has inspired.  Blade Runner, Next, and Total Recall are all based on his work.  It is curious thatContinue reading “Minority Report — Watchlist Title #1”

V For Vendetta – Book/Movie Review

V for Vendetta is originally a 1989 Graphic Novel, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd published by Vertigo comics, a branch of DC.  In 2006 the now classic was made in to a movie starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, with and awesome script penned by the Wachowskis to boot.  Both works are considerably fantasticContinue reading “V For Vendetta – Book/Movie Review”