AWARDS SEASON: DUNKIRK AND THE HEROISM OF RETREAT

Writer/Director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, is a hell of a war movie — tight structure, understated acting, sparse production design, tremendous sound design that is largely free of dialogue, and masterful cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema. I don’t know if this is a result of Nolan being an English director telling a story about the British army in World War II, but the movie also feels very … Continue reading AWARDS SEASON: DUNKIRK AND THE HEROISM OF RETREAT

COLD LITTLE HEARTS AND BIG LITTLE LIES

Any who are celebrating the additon of the “Skip Intro” button on Netflix are fools. Fools! I, for one, am here in a big way for the golden age of atmospheric TV theme songs that we are currently living in. The opening sequence of HBO’s fantastic Big Little Lies, set to Michael Kiwanuka’s “Cold Little Heart,” is a haunting deconstuction of the big motifs of … Continue reading COLD LITTLE HEARTS AND BIG LITTLE LIES

FIVE THINGS ABOUT THE CRAZY COMIC THAT LED TO THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR TRAILER

Digging the new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War? Why not pre-game for the movie with our five part series on the deep craziness of the original Infinity Gauntlet comic series? FIVE THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE YOU READ INFINITY GAUNTLET: PART 1. GOD ISN’T JUST DEAD – HE COMMITTED SUICIDE PART 2. THANOS IS MACBETH (KIND OF) PART 3. GEORGE PÉREZ SHOULD HAVE DRAWN … Continue reading FIVE THINGS ABOUT THE CRAZY COMIC THAT LED TO THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR TRAILER