Martin Scorsese Films Ranked

Martin Scorsese needs no introduction. Marty’s the greatest director alive right now. Depending on if you prefer him or Kubrick (I prefer Marty), he’s probably the greatest American director, too. It wouldn’t be blasphemous to say he’s one of the five greatest directors, either. He’s about as good as it gets, and, despite what some… Continue reading Martin Scorsese Films Ranked

Marvel Movies Ranked

On October 4th, 2019, an interview with Martin Scorsese went live where he talked about Marvel movies and was quoted saying, “I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme… Continue reading Marvel Movies Ranked

A24 Films Ranked

A24, in just eight short years, has become one of the most beloved and renowned distributing companies in the entire world. In that time, they’ve released over eighty films as a company, many of which have gone on to rack up multiple Oscar nominations and wins as well as widespread critical acclaim. Aside from that,… Continue reading A24 Films Ranked

THE WAY BACK, EMMA, and FIRST COW

THE WAY BACK Ben Affleck, star of the surprisingly solid THE WAY BACK When I initially saw the trailer for THE WAY BACK, I rolled my eyes and looked to the person next to me and said, “I know that’ll be terrible but I still have to see it.” Thankfully, it wasn’t terrible and it… Continue reading THE WAY BACK, EMMA, and FIRST COW

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

I just returned from seeing PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE for the second time in as many days. It’s the type of film that leaves you robbed of breath for half the runtime. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is a simple film. It follows a painter in France in the 1700s who has… Continue reading PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

UNCUT GEMS

There’s a moment in the second act of UNCUT GEMS where Howard Ratnor (Sandler in the greatest performance of his career) is pounding on a bathroom door of a hazy nightclub, frantically trying to uncover his mistress (played by the revelatory Julia Fox) and The Weeknd together, all while Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” is… Continue reading UNCUT GEMS

1917

War films, as of late, have done very little for me. Blind patriotism simply rubs me the wrong way and I’m simply so distrusting of the government and authority that I always find myself having trouble connecting to what I’m seeing when I watch war films (ironically, the only short film I ever made as… Continue reading 1917