Can We Talk About [Fight Club]?

How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight? I know this title is in poor standing with the first two rules of Fight Club, but I started a series a while back called ‘Can we talk about [blank]?’ where we have conversations about movies with no clear topic inContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Fight Club]?”

[Tenet] Release Date: A Christopher Nolan Production

In case you haven’t heard, Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s new film, is now set to be released on July 31st (for now). The waffling and wavering of when Tenet will be released amidst a movie theater shutdown has been one of the few pieces of movie news worth discussing. It is either that or the sporadic release of decent VOD films,Continue reading “[Tenet] Release Date: A Christopher Nolan Production”

An Ode to Babu Frik: Hey-HEYYYY [Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker]

When to talk like Babu Frik When walking into a room and introducing yourself… “Hey-HEYYYYY” After completing a task… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When someone is doing something wrong… “Hey-HEYYYYY” As a pick-up line… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When celebrating… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When destroying Palpatine’s clone army… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When not to talk like Babu Frik At a funeral… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When comforting aContinue reading “An Ode to Babu Frik: Hey-HEYYYY [Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker]”

This Is How I Win [Uncut Gems]

Is it possible for a movie to be good when you don’t enjoy any of it? Movie goers butt up against this question in many forms, from people asking them why anyone would pay to be scared in a horror flick, or when they unglue themselves from their seat after an intense war movie. ButContinue reading “This Is How I Win [Uncut Gems]”

Mediocre [Mad Max: Fury Road]

Quotes are the lasting imprint of a film.  They enmesh the fictional story of the screen with the reality we inhabit. One of the great movie lines that has found life off-screen in our non-irradiated world is spoken in Mad Max: Fury Road.  I want to do the line honor, so that someday I may ride eternal, shinyContinue reading “Mediocre [Mad Max: Fury Road]”

Slang Dictionary [Mad Max: Fury Road]

One of the many amazing aspects of Mad Max: Fury Road is its storytelling through absorption. There is no leading dialogue that hints at what happened to the world, no text before the movie begins that catches us up on details of the setting, no scenes for the sake of cluing us in on character’sContinue reading “Slang Dictionary [Mad Max: Fury Road]”

Deleted Bugs Bunny Interview [The Last Dance, Space Jam]

Bugs Bunny deleted interview for The Last Dance, about his time playing basketball with Jordan. This period of Jordan’s life is also covered in the documentary Space Jam. Hey Bugs. Ehhhhh. What’s up Doc? Thanks for doing this interview. You knew Michael at a tough time in his life. What was it like first meetingContinue reading “Deleted Bugs Bunny Interview [The Last Dance, Space Jam]”

Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)

With the re-emergence of Dune into the public discourse, my friend had the distinct pleasure of- right before quarantine locked us all down- bringing the original Dune to my house and having me watch it. I had read the book and I am following the anticipation of the next film, but I had never seen, or had the desireContinue reading “Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)”

On Trial [Parasite] vs [1917] (Best Picture)

One of the best conversations in film is debating ‘who should have won.’ We are going to revisit the great award debates, and decide, in hindsight, who should’ve won. Maybe enough time has not passed to adequately judge Parasite and 1917. But then again it is amazing how quickly we gain perspective on films after leaving the grandiosityContinue reading “On Trial [Parasite] vs [1917] (Best Picture)”

Tobey Maguire is Player X? [Molly’s Game]

According to Screen Rant, the mysterious Player X played by Michael Cera in Molly’s Game, is actually, probably, most likely, none other than…Tobey Maguire? I don’t phrase that as a question because I don’t think it’s true. Their argument is convincing, and you should read the article if you remain skeptical. But the implications of Tobey MaguireContinue reading “Tobey Maguire is Player X? [Molly’s Game]”