Blindspot: Chungking Express (1994)

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Am I really just to give up entirely and Wong Kar Wai? Last year I was one of the many who championed his foray into action cinema where he made drama the centerpiece with The Grandmaster and I discovered (almost like Columbus himself) the beauty that is In the Mood For Love, so where have I gone wrong?

Wong Kar Wai continues with his disjointed stories that focus on the places that people intersect in and allowing us to be enamoured by how easily the pass by one another and how wonderful it is when they decide to sit and pause and actually interact. We follow two different ‘love’ stories over the course of this film between two different police officers who have recently been left single and alone (which I believe are two not so exclusive states)  as they have fleeting evenings of love with estranged women; one being a figure in the underground and the other one who helps in her cousin’s food shop. Continue reading

TUMP [EP#201 - Three Colors: Blue]

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Here we return after our 200th reprisal and we are now looking at French cinema in the 90s it would seem. The Colors trilogy is one of the more revered series of films from that era and we begin with Blue, like everyone told us to… Continue reading

Every 10 Minutes: The Last of the Mohicans

And so the Every 10 Minutes feature returns, and let’s hope it never leaves my side again, because something about this one showed me this exercise is now very important…

We all love film for so many reasons, and one of them is the obvious visual element. I wanted, like these individuals, to highlight this idea but at the same time without completely taking and repurposing it.

Then I started to question what if the same progression we witness over the film’s complete runtime was able to be condensed into only a few images, but rather than being selective of those images make it completely structured? What would we notice now that we may not have while watching the film? And this idea is born.

The idea is this, take a film and take a snapshot every ten minutes (as close as possible with my feeble shakey hands on VLC) and play with the narrative and focus of the film. This week I want to look at the film from 1992 film The Last of the Mohicans.

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I run this country…

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Movies You Love Podcast [Ep# 29 - Batman w/ Kristy Puchko]

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It’s time for a whole new chapter into the Movies You Love Podcast era. No it’s not changing to a new format, no it’s not moving to another night, no we’re not making it about video games — or should I? Actually when you think about it nothing’s really changing about this show. I’m just kind of saying all of this because I’m releasing a new episode — which you can hear below.

This time around I talk to Kristy Puchko of Cinemablend and host of the Popcorn & Prosecco Podcast (youtube) about the 1989 Tim Burton film, Batman. So enjoy… Continue reading

TUMP [EP#200 - Cannibal: A Love Story]

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GUYS!!! It’s episode #200!!! I feel like I should be making some kind of lap around the internet with this one, and at the same time if people in the real world who know me saw this I can imagine all the triple eye rolls that would happen. I’m proud and at the same time baffled that I’ve done this this long and can’t wait to hit the next milestone at this point. I can’t wait till governments point to my show as to why the internet can’t be used by just anyone willy nilly (that’s how that’s spelled right?) But anyways enough with that — Continue reading