Review: “Babylon”

Each year we get a couple of movies that romanticize filmmaking and cinema, but Damien Chazelle's "Babylon" might be the first one to fetishize it.  The main characters are each incredibly passionate about their art but revel in the decadence and chaos that surrounds the industry during the 1920s. We first meet Manny (Diego Calva) [...]

By |2022-12-24T16:43:18-07:00December 24th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “First Man”

"First Man" teases a look at what you would assume to be one of the most interesting men in American History.  He earned a pilot's license before he had a drivers license, was a talented engineer, flew hundreds of different aircraft, many of which were experimental, survived multiple crash landings, and all of this occurred before he [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:11-07:00October 11th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “La La Land”

Modern films often try to hook their audience in the first few moments. More often than not, the director will resort to tricks, such as starting at the midpoint of a later action scene, then backtracking. This gimmick often falls flat and can wreck the narrative, as “Man Down” demonstrated.  Occasionally this kind of opening [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:05:36-07:00December 16th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments