There are some lines of demarcation in film history, but one that shocked the world was the release of The Matrix. Coming from the minds of the Wachowskis, their exploration of their wants and desires created a phenomenon. A creation that could only have come from this filmmaking duo, the combination of high-concept sci-fi, neo-noir, and kung-fu … Continue reading You Are Who You Chose To Be: ‘The Matrix’ Continues to Live Up to Its Progressive Filmmakers
Dennis Dugan’s Big Daddy was another notch on Sandler’s endearing comedic bedpost. Big Daddy pairs lovable loser Sonny Koufax with the adorable and tiny Sprouse twins. Koufax’s transformation from playmate to parent can thaw even the most cynical of hearts. Those close to me know what I consider to be my deepest darkest secret. It’s … Continue reading You Are Who You Choose To Be: ‘Big Daddy’ Brings Big Heart
Every so often a film hits the zeitgeist so hard, the zeitgeist can't get back up. Fight Club, directed by David Fincher and based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, got about as destructive as you can get. The fight-the-system snarkiness with which it approaches the world is both positive and negative. Yet it's a picture of toxic masculinity and … Continue reading You Are Who You Choose To Be: ‘Fight Club’ Represents the Best and Worst of 1999
We're back with another month-long retrospective. 1999 remains one of the most interesting years in cinema history, not only because of the hidden gems that grew in the public consciousness but because the blockbuster movies were actually great. It's a year that mixes high art and low art, animated films and live-action. Far smarter people … Continue reading “You Are Who You Chose To Be” – A 1999 Retrospective!