Trailer For Soderbergh’s HIGH FLYING BIRD Is A Slam Dunk For iPhone-Shot Movies (VIDEO) I often hear or read fans of Steven Soderbergh -- ones who genuinely love his movies but also love the aesthetic of film and/or high-end digital cameras -- ask why he keeps shooting on an iPhone. There's a disatisfaction rooted in that question and, to be frank, it's one I share. But the answer is abundantly, [...]


Big surprises and big snubs, all in really big categories. That's what defined the nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards. Leading the pack with 10 nominations was (unsurprisingly) the period piece / acting showcase / dark satire The Favourite and director Alfonso Cuarón's personal passion project Roma. To get to 10, Cuarón's Mexican-language film set in [...]

Producers Guild Chooses GREEN BOOK In Oscar Race Stunner (AWARDS 2018)

And Film Twitter just lost its ever-flippin' mind. In the year of Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, and If Beale Street Could Talk, the Producers Guild of America - the Hollywood union that's an annual precursor for Best Picture contenders and winners - chose the year's most controversial film, Green Book, as the best. The PGA presented [...]

BURNING (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for strong language, sexual content, nudity, and violence) Released: November 9, 2018 limited; expands through December & January Runtime: 148 minutes Directed by: Lee Chang-dong Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun, Kim Soo-Kyung My review of Burning, for The Tulsa Voice. The latest film from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong has [...]

GLASS (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language) Released: January 18, 2019 Runtime: 119 minutes Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Spencer Treat Clark I love Unbreakable. I'm grateful to Split for bringing us back into that [...]

Something’s Strange In The Internets: A GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Teaser Trailer! (VIDEO) Well that escalated quickly. Just one day after the surprise announcement that director Jason Reitman (Juno, Up In The Air) would making a Ghostbusters 3 sequel, Sony Pictures already has a teaser trailer for it. No cast members appear but the hype train has officially begun. Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, [...]

UNBREAKABLE: M. Night Shyamalan’s Clairvoyant Superhero Deconstruction (SPOILERS) (ANALYSIS)

Warning: this essay contains major spoilers for the 2000 film Unbreakable. Unbreakable is a masterpiece of pop cinema. Pre-dating the Marvel Cinematic Universe by nearly a decade and even the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man by two years, M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable was ahead its time – and that’s an understatement. It’s also a crucial point [...]