Mary Magdalene – Better Late than Never, Movie Review

Rating: 8.5 The world will only change as we change. Mary Magdalene As it does, and we do, so inevitably will the stories we tell about it. Like DiCaprio as Romeo, or Hopkins as Lear, Mara as Mary is familiar immediately, even to those who don’t know her story, and even as it comes, conjuredContinue reading “Mary Magdalene – Better Late than Never, Movie Review”

Valley of the Gods – What did I just watch? Flash Review

Rating: 8 *Spoilers* Apologies for the radio silence, all. I’ve been insanely busy prepping new projects, so haven’t had much time for reviews lately. But last night we watched Valley of the Gods, the new movie from Lech Majewski, Josh Hartnett, Berenice Marlohe and John Malkovich. It’s an impressionist wonder, full of striking landscapes, absurdContinue reading “Valley of the Gods – What did I just watch? Flash Review”

Swallow – The Truth, If You Dare

Rating: 7.5 *Spoilers* In the search for beauty, truth, belonging and destiny, it’s hard to imagine a more desperate answer than American consumerism, except perhaps for every other system we’ve ever tried. The endless mouth of modern life is far from simply a capitalist problem, anyway, that much is clear. Overconsumption devours nearly every culture,Continue reading “Swallow – The Truth, If You Dare”

Cthulu & Campy Horror WTF Update 4/20

*Spoilers* Underwater – 6.5 Kristen Stewart is undeniably hot, having long since left the shadow of Twilight behind her and become a capable actress in her own right, but even with her star power, the killer effects wizardry of Legacy Effects, and a cameo by Chthulu himself, this thing tanks as anything other than aContinue reading “Cthulu & Campy Horror WTF Update 4/20”

The Lighthouse – A Psychoanalytical Perspective

Rating: 8 *Spoilers – Mature Content* The light… seed… Veritas… Thomas Wake Thomas, meaning “twin” in Aramaic, is the name of both leads in the Eggers brothers’ script for The Lighthouse. Funny, they kind of look alike, if at different ends of their lives, but that’s probably a coincidence. The younger of the two TomsContinue reading “The Lighthouse – A Psychoanalytical Perspective”

Terminator: Dark Fate – What Could Have Been

Rating : 7.5 *Spoiler Warning* Skynet rises, no matter what you call her. Burn the last chips, murder the key scientist, save the prophet, and never speak a word, to no avail. Mankind staggers steadily toward her technological singularities with the unstoppable force of a T-800 in 1984, through flames and a hail of bullets.Continue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate – What Could Have Been”