‘THE END’ ISN’T THE ONLY WINNING POSITION IN FILM WATCHING

Last night I lay on the couch having just finished another episode of Netflix’s Daredevil and saying to myself that I feel like watching a movie. Uncertain as to what I want to watch I did what anyone these day and age do, I started scrolling through Netflix — the new channel surfing. Eventually I crossed … Continue reading “‘THE END’ ISN’T THE ONLY WINNING POSITION IN FILM WATCHING”

THANKS TO ‘BIRDMAN’ I’M QUESTIONING IF CRITICISM CAN BE ART?

Let me take a minute to skip the obvious “Of course it is” comment. Because it is. Or to be more clear it can be. Especially when criticism is what fuels art, as Birdman is. Birdman, as a film, is running on the fumes from many films and artists being criticized of things they have no right … Continue reading “THANKS TO ‘BIRDMAN’ I’M QUESTIONING IF CRITICISM CAN BE ART?”

SPOILERS: A MODERN EVOLUTION THAT WE NEED TO IGNORE

This past weekend I released the latest episode of the Movies You Love Podcast — if you’ve never listened to it I recommend you check it out. In the process of editing it I couldn’t help but think something. I did what I normally did. I listened through, then started working on my intro, which I … Continue reading “SPOILERS: A MODERN EVOLUTION THAT WE NEED TO IGNORE”

MICHAEL MANN: MY STORY OF HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH A FILMMAKER ON MY SECOND TRY

Note: This is a post that’s crossed over from The Matinee. Ryan, my friend, messaged me and asked me to write a column for him about a film or something specific about how I revisited something for it gain value for me. After mulling it over and thinking about it all I came up with … Continue reading “MICHAEL MANN: MY STORY OF HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH A FILMMAKER ON MY SECOND TRY”

THANK YOU HAYAO MIYAZAKI, AND WHY I MISS YOUR WORK ALREADY

I’m certain this isn’t news, but I’m a massive Hayao Miyazaki fan. I’ve seen all his films and after last year I can happily say I’ve seen at least one of them on the big screen. The first film of his I actually saw I believe was Spirited Away. I was in high school at the … Continue reading “THANK YOU HAYAO MIYAZAKI, AND WHY I MISS YOUR WORK ALREADY”