The planet Pandora has nothing — and I mean nothing — on the little moon SC-223. This place scared the (R-rated expletives) out of me; it was unnerving, frightening, dreadful, in all the ways that Pandora was not. I’m referring to the hostile alien environments from the movies Avatar and Prometheus. Both have certain distinct […]
There’s something extremely fascinating about those rare individuals who function on a higher plane, however dysfunctional or detached from the rest of society. The art world, as any other, knows its prodigies and outsiders alike. Here a few good documentaries that cover a wide range of such people.
I suppose the comparison was inevitable, if not obvious. The new documentary Protagonist by Jessica Yu finds a good template in Errol Morris’ opus Fast, Cheap & Out of Control.
It’s been a long time since a movie scene made me honestly cringe under my collar out of anxiety.
Leave it to comic books and American noir to spark an international dialog.
Both are arty, but differ in delivery: vague impressionism versus creepy surrealism.
The difference between these films is like the difference between mere artistic license and historical revisionism: pageantry and fraud.
Where Dark City is visual escapism, The Matrix is testosterone brain candy!
If anyone can make 70s Italian splatter movies mainstream, Hopkins can.
If I had any idea what I was in for with this double feature, I would never have entered the theater.