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”

THE HORRORS: QUESTIONING A CORELATION BETWEEN GENRES AND FILM AUDIENCES

I’m curious. Can I love a theatrical experience for the crowd as much as I can hate it? We talk about the theatre as some discuss church. We love it. We admire it. We want it to be perfect. At the same time however the ways in which we enjoy it are flexible, and that … Continue reading “THE HORRORS: QUESTIONING A CORELATION BETWEEN GENRES AND FILM AUDIENCES”

THE INVERSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR ENJOYMENT OF MOVIES AND THEIR ABILITY TO AGREE WITH YOU…

This past week I made my brother, Douglas, watch Network for the very first time. A film which, if you’ve never seen, is about a famed news anchor and journalist who has a mental breakdown on air and becomes a televangelist who is allowed to spew his truth about this universe just because he magically got ratings. While … Continue reading “THE INVERSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR ENJOYMENT OF MOVIES AND THEIR ABILITY TO AGREE WITH YOU…”