ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING [2016]

Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Awkwardly paced at times but brilliantly shot in black and white (using a 3D black and white camera,… Continue reading

THE FOUNDER [2016]

Directed by John Lee Hancock Written by Robert D. Siegel Starring: Nick Offerman, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, B.J. Novak This was a film that I initially dismissed… Continue reading

BAD SANTA 2 [2016]

Directed by Mark Waters Written by Johnny Rosenthal, Shauna Cross, Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks I’ll admit, this is a sequel I was looking forward to when I… Continue reading

MONDAY @ THE MUSIC – ARRIVAL

The power of this film, much like 2001 – a film that this draws many influences from – would not be the experience that it is without Johann Johannsson’s bespoke soundtrack to accompany… Continue reading

AND ANOTHER STROLL THROUGH PHOTOSHOP…

Tinker enough and you can come up with some amazing results. I went for another hike today down south, and decided to muck around with a particular filter in Photoshop. It gives the… Continue reading

HELL OR HIGH WATER [2016]

Directed by David Mackenzie Written by Taylor Sheridan (screenplay) Starring: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Shout out to Tom over at digitalshortbread for putting this on my radar… Continue reading

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS [2016]

Directed by Tom Ford Written by Tom Ford (screenplay), Austin Wright (novel “Tony and Susan”) Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon Given his background, director Tom Ford’s second film is surprising in… Continue reading

ARRIVAL [2016]

Directed by Denis Villeneuve Written by Eric Heisserer (screenplauy), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life”) Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Denis Villeneuve continues to show his skill… Continue reading

HACKSAW RIDGE [2016]

Directed by Mel Gibson Written by Andrew Knight (screenplay), Robert Schenkkan (screenplay) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey The movie sets the tone by beginning with a fiery scene, in which we… Continue reading

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH [2014]

Directed by Madellaine Paxson Written by Eddie Guzelian Starring: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland Blood Punch is a nice blend of horror and dark comedy… and romance, as the story revolves around… Continue reading