I honestly don’t know how to review this film without repeating myself wholesale, because it is an exact carbon copy of its 1997 original. Therefore, if you’re after my thoughts on what this film says about us as a society and how Haneke masterfully teaches us about the illusion of safety provided by financial wealth, … Continue reading Understanding Michael Haneke – Funny Games (2007)
Even though Max Barbakow and Andy Siara, who co-wrote the screenplay to this film with the former taking on the responsibility of a director, were allegedly inspired by Jungian psychology and driven by their love for self-aware mumblecore comedy, it is impossible to escape the simple fact that the biggest inspiration imprinted on Palm Springs is the Harold Ramis-directed … Continue reading Palm Springs (2020)
I know it’s a bit nerdy and perhaps even redundant or openly accommodating the idea of massive corporations dictating to me I should get excited about their products, but it’s Alien Day. And since many other holidays I grew up observing are just as made up as this one, it really doesn’t make a difference, … Continue reading The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 13 (Alien 3 and Pitch Black)
The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 11 (Bringing Out The Dead) and Episode 12 (The Mummy and The Mummy Returns)
I realize it looks as though I was playing a game of catch-up here, but that’s because I am. I completely forgot to share the recent two episodes of The Uncut Gems Podcast over here, so here I am correcting the record. And it just so happens that they are quite enjoyable to listen to.
On the 2nd of October 2018, the news travelled the globe at the speed of light about a man who went into a Saudi consulate and was never heard from again. In the hours and days that followed, I am sure we have all been paying attention – to a varying degree – at how this … Continue reading The Dissident (2020)
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)
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