In the last episode of The Uncut Gems Podcast we took a train to Adrenalinetown and talked about Andrey Konchalovsky’s Runaway Train as well as Tony Scott’s Unstoppable. I think I shall spare you any more train puns even though I have a whole bunch of them ready to leave the station… Ok, I’ll stop.
Emma Seligman’s feature debut Shiva Baby is a movie that stays with you. Despite its overall brevity (seventy-seven minutes start-to-finish), a darkly comedic tone and an extremely immediate approach to filmmaking, it is likely to linger somewhere in the back alleys of your subconsciousness, and it doesn’t matter if you fall into the film’s target demographic.
My mum used to say a cow that moos a lot doesn’t give much milk. It was her own clever way of saying ‘all wind, no trousers’, a summary judgment on people who talk a big game but when it comes to putting their money where their mouths are, all they can supply is copious amounts … Continue reading Promising Young Woman (2020)
When A Quiet Place opened in 2018, it became a bit of an overnight phenomenon thanks to the refreshing cinematic experience it provided. The Internet was abuzz with accounts of eerily silent screenings devoid of the usual sounds of patrons munching on popcorn, slurping their over-sized beverages or making a pigsty out of their immediate surroundings with … Continue reading A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Mother (stylized as mother!) was released in 2017 and instantly became one of the most unforgettable cinematic experiences for me. For reference, you can always check out my original review on Letterboxd where I did my level best to summarize the insanity I was subjected to. Interestingly, despite sparking quite a number of controversies, Aronofsky’s … Continue reading The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 18 (mother!)
On the latest episode of the show we have talked about Darren Aronofsky’s 2006 opus The Fountain. In fact, I should point out that it is not the only film of his we’d be tackling, as I thought it was a nice pairing with mother! (which we have already recorded and it should come out … Continue reading The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 17 (The Fountain)
If you are subscribed to the show you will have noticed that my little write-ups come a good few days after the episode becomes available to listen, which is a bit odd, but I assure you it is not. Granted, on some level, this may be a by-product of simply being busy with other things, … Continue reading The Uncut Gems Podcast – Episode 16 (Miami Vice)
So, May The Fourth was last week. And although it has never meant too much to me – I don’t need an excuse to watch Star Wars films, this year I made an exception. Actually, a handful of exceptions.
I don’t do this too often, but before I sat down to summarize my thoughts on Possessor, I looked at a bunch of reviews, specifically in search of people who saw this movie from an angle similar to mine. And I have to say that – bar one or two isolated examples where someone briefly mentioned what … Continue reading Possessor (2020)
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