Yes, probably. Or at least he would think it’s a good idea before seeing through his lies and deciding he must be assassinated instead. Similarly, Travis Bickle would likely think it’s a good idea to storm The Capitol and vandalize America’s epicentre of parliamentary democracy. Though, I don’t think he’d actually show up on the … Continue reading Would Travis Bickle vote for Trump?
Although in the grand scheme of things it might not be the best thing to celebrate, I thought it was worthwhile to point out we have successfully released ten episodes of The Uncut Gems Podcast. Gosh, it makes me feel like a teenager in a first serious relationship celebrating x months together…
As I have been busy working on a piece about Zack Snyder’s Justice League (which hopefully you’ll be able to see over at CLAPPER at some point), I have inadvertently found myself following down the rabbit hole of fan theories, interview snippets, off-handed comments posted on social media by people associated with the production and … Continue reading On Studio Oversight and Studio Interference
Ahh, the age-old question: how do you make a zombie film series feel fresh? (pun intended). Funny as it may be, nobody seems to have an answer to this question. Sure, there have been some great examples of that (e.g. Dawn of the Dead) but the statistical sample is still too small to give any hints … Continue reading Peninsula (2020)
In case you don’t know, the latest episode of our show has dropped on all major platform just a few short days ago (read official PR here). In the episode we ended up having quite a profound discussion about Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, which truly traversed the spectrum of themes from pondering our … Continue reading Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 09 (Never Let Me Go)
Oh, boy! Even though this is by far the shortest episode we recorded thus far, it sure is an interesting conversation. That’s because our attention turned to the 1962 Lonely Are the Brave, a western directed by David Miller, adapted by Dalton Trumbo and starring Kirk Douglas in what he described as the role of … Continue reading The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 08 (Lonely Are the Brave)
22 July was released in 2018, a little more than seven years after the barbaric terrorist attack perpetrated by Anders Breivik, which claimed the lives of seventy-seven people, injured well over two hundred and – one way or another – affected the lives of all Norwegians. Written and directed by Paul Greengrass who has had a … Continue reading 22 July (2018)
At this point I am not exactly sure what the problem with Greyhound is, especially having been made aware of the rather lukewarm reception it got when it was originally released. Granted, it was most assuredly hurt by the raging pandemic and some have perhaps indicated they would be interested in seeing how their perception of this … Continue reading Greyhound (2020)
When you have a minute, you might want to have a listen to the latest episode of our show where we tackled Tommy Lee Jones’s directorial debut The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.
When Coming to America opened in 1988, I don’t think it aspired to anything more than being a funny and entertaining comedy. Whatever else it smuggled beneath the epidermis of its fish-out-of-water raunchy rom-com borrowing heavily from Preston Sturges and Howard Hawkes both in spirit and in application of comedic technique, it didn’t ultimately matter. It was … Continue reading Coming 2 America (2021)
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