Posts filed under "Modern Times"

Review: Buffalo ’66 (1998)

Posted by Oubah O. April 9, 2013 1 Comment 11381 views

Buffalo ‘66 is really interesting in the most unconventional way. It seems to have quite a delicate rhythm to it that makes its direction unclear at times (something I personally love) but has a certain intentionally dim brilliance that doesn’t outshine its subtleties. Having only recently seen the film after hearing a lot of reviews, mostly […]

Review: Samsara (2011)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian April 4, 2013 0 Comment 7101 views

Director and cinematographer Ron Fricke is undoubtedly a master of his craft. Having developed specialized time-lapse camera systems for past documentary projects like Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and after honing his visual and narrative approach with his two previous nonverbal meditations, Chronos (1985) and Baraka (1992), Fricke once again takes audiences on a breathtaking visual […]

Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Posted by Oubah O. April 2, 2013 2 Comments 12743 views

Wes Anderson does it again in Moonrise Kingdom, an endearing film following a pair of young lovers as they escape into the gaping wilderness to to be together. It’s a sweet film that is beautifully conducted and endearingly eccentric, with a strangeness that you can’t help but find joy in. The colours alone are so […]

Movie Review: Kumare (2011)

Posted by Toyiah Murry March 29, 2013 1 Comment 7887 views

Kumare is a documentary following director Vikram Gandhi who poses as a spiritual guru, Kumare. An enticing, powerful film, Kumare encourages important questions, while giving a few solutions to those of us on the quest for knowledge and spiritual awakening. In fact, Kumare’s story begins with Vikram’s own spiritual voyage. Vikram was raised a devout […]

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Posted by Oubah O. March 28, 2013 6 Comments 10946 views

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris opens with some of the most beautiful shots of Paris I’ve ever seen. I think of Goddard, and romance, everything about Paris’ history that is so wonderfully rich and palpable. And then that jazz hits and it’s raining and it’s already such a good film in my eyes. Naturally, there […]

Ruby Sparks (2012)

Posted by Oubah O. March 21, 2013 3 Comments 7810 views

Ruby Sparks came as probably one of the most surprisingly fantastic films I’ve seen in awhile. I went into it a little apprehensive, I have to say. A film about a guy’s fictional character coming to life, and then becoming his girlfriend? I mean, it seemed strange and slightly perverse. With that said, the film […]

Review: Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian March 19, 2013 0 Comment 6672 views

In the decade following Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy, it seems Hollywood has been in a relentless crusade to plunder every remaining region and as-yet unmined district of storybook land. We have had Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood and now we have Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer. I know […]

Review: Like Crazy (2011)

Posted by Toyiah Murry March 18, 2013 0 Comment 6161 views

If you’ve ever been in love, then Like Crazy may leave a pretty strong and lasting impact on you. It’s a simple story that deals with the most complex feeling in existence. Like Crazy follows the relationship of Anna and Jacob, two students at an L.A. university. The two start the film practically strangers to […]

Review of Oldboy (2003)

Posted by Oubah O. March 15, 2013 3 Comments 8489 views

Oldboy (Oldeuboi, South Korea) 2003 I had to really think hard before deciding to even submit a review on this film because it’s very difficult to review with clarity given its broad scope. It is an incredibly strange and terrifying film, and I’m sure a lot of people who have seen it have been fascinated […]

Review: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Posted by Toyiah Murry March 11, 2013 0 Comment 6963 views

Safety Not Guaranteed is a film rooted in nerdiness. It’s a product of the 2000s, and a celebration of the underdog and weirdoes, which is why this film may or may not work for everyone. Geekiness is the new black. Comic book conventions have never been more popular than today. Nerds are the leaders of […]

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