This year’s Fantastic Fest was the strongest in a while! Here are my ten favorite films to play at it! Continue reading M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and More: The Ten Best Movies at Fantastic Fest 2016!
Bergen International Film Festival 2016 I guess it was only a matter of when someone would make a dramatised feature film about Edward Snowden, and I guess it only makes sense that that someone would be Oliver Stone (JFK, Nixon, World Trade Center). Snowden is a … Continue reading BIFF 2016: Snowden
Bergen International Film Festival 2016 The western was once the most popular genre in Hollywood, and it is hard to argue against its legacy when you look at movies like The Wild Bunch, High-Noon and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. These … Continue reading BIFF 2016: Bone Tomahawk
Bergen International Film Festival 2016 There’s an inherent predicament in Werner Herzog’s more contemporary work. As a man many would regard as one of the foremost documentary filmmakers of all time continues to push out brilliant and idiosyncratic work, he cannot … Continue reading BIFF 2016: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
It is film festival season again, and we are ready to cover Bergen International Film Festival in Norway for the third consecutive year. BIFF 2016 marks the festival’s seventeenth anniversary, and as always their program is varied and huge; heavy festival … Continue reading Movies to watch at BIFF 2016
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week, and as a small appetizer for those who are attending – and consolation prize for those of us who are not – we’ve gotten two clips from Xavier Dolan’s sixth feature film, Juste la … Continue reading Watch to clips from Xavier Dolan’s Juste la fin du monde
Times have changed since J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise was published in 1975, but with Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel, we get a vigorous reminder of how untruthful that actually is through a kinetic juncture of excessive decadence as the residents of a hierarchic high-rise collectively erupt into chaos.
There is a moment in Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity that made me realize a crucial truth about the latter half of the director’s oeuvre. Continue reading It’s all in the frame: Children of Men and the unspoken stories
A few years ago a Russian indie rock band called Biting Elbows gained worldwide attention when they released a violent and effects-heavy music video with a first person perspective, directed by the band’s frontman Ilya Naishuller. Now Mr. Naishuller has … Continue reading First Person Action: Hardcore Henry’s strange kinship to Video Games and Virtual Reality