COP CAR (2015)

  Cop Car is a small film directed by Jon Watts who I have never heard of before, but he is apparently directing the new Spider-man movie. The story is about two lively troublesome 10 year old kids who run away pretty far from home. On their little adventure in the middle of nowhere, they come across…

THE NICE GUYS (2016)

The Nice Guys was one of my most anticipated movies of this year and I finally got to see it yesterday. I knew what I was getting into before I saw it because director Shane Black sort of made a similar black comedy crime movie in 2005 with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which revamped what was Robert Downey Jr.’s shaky…

NAKED (1993)

Naked is a 1993 British film by director Mike Leigh; the film follows our main character Johnny as he wanders about the streets of London and intellectually torments every character he comes across. He has no home as far as we can tell and we are introduced to this mysterious character in Manchester at his absolute worst. The…

Jackie Brown (1997)

Tarantino’s most underrated flick might also be his best and most complete film from all his filmography. It is his most arresting feature because the plot, while being more traditional than his other films, depends solely on the intriguing characters. The same could be said about the characters in Pulp Fiction, but since all of…

BEST MOVIES OF 2015

I have yet to see Alejandro Innaritu’s release, The Revenant, but I’m sure it would have made it on this list somehow. It has been a great year for movies, and these are my picks for the best movies of 2015. HONORABLE MENTIONS: The Hateful Eight, Tangerine, Force Majeur, Paddington, While We’re Young, Slow West,…

VERTIGO (1958)

Vertigo: a feeling of dizziness, a swimming in the head/ figuratively a state in which all things seem to be engulfed in a whirlpool of terror. Vertigo is often considered one of the best films if not the best film by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. My expectations coming into this film were massive having seen Psycho and Rear Window. They are…

WHITE GOD (2015)

White God is a Hungarian movie directed by Kornél Mundruczó and it is a daring and moving story about a young girl (Lilli) and her relationship with her dog (Hagen). It opens with Lilli riding her bike and getting chased by hundreds of unleashed dogs in the empty streets of Budapest; it has a  dream like quality to…

ANT-MAN (2015)

Ant-Man is the latest addition to the ever expanding marvel cinematic universe and one that was not on most people’s radar. The other marvel movie that came out this year was Avengers: Age of Ultron and I was not impressed by the sequel as I have become desensitized to the endless amount of action and world destruction that are expected from…

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (2015)

While We’re Young is directed by Noah Baumbach and stars Ben Stiller (Josh) and Naomi Watts (Cornelia) as a married couple in their mid 40s. Josh is a documentarist who is struggling to finish up a film he has been working on for nearly a decade. We see him giving a lecture on documentaries at some college…

SPECTRE (2015)

Spectre is the fourth James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and the second film directed by Sam Mendes who also directed Skyfall; Daniel Craig is probably my favorite actor to ever portray Bond on the big screen. Casino Royale is in my opinion the best Bond movie ever made and it was a great introduction to Daniel Craig as the new…

SIDEWAYS (2004)

Sideways is directed by Alexander Payne and it tells the story of two old friends embarking on a week long journey to Santa Barbara County in California. Miles (Paul Giamatti) is a divorced English teacher who is struggling to get his book published and he is a borderline alcoholic and socially awkward. He takes his soon to be…

THE KNICK: SEASON ONE (2014)

The Knick is a medical show/ period piece set in 1900 and it is a brutal look into the beginning of modern medicine. Clive Owen plays Doctor John Thackery who has just been assigned as chief of surgery of a small New York hospital after the sudden death of his colleague Doctor Christensen. Thackery is stubborn, cocky and…