Parasite (Big Screen Review)

"Money is an iron, it smoothes out all the creases." Parasite, the Cannes Film Festival winner and the latest by the visionary Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Snowpiercer, Okja) starts with a classic premise: a tale of two families. One of them, the Kims, lives literally below street-level in a back-alley apartment crawling with …

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Family Movie Round-Up 2018: Paddington 2, Early Man, A Wrinkle In Time, Mary and the Witch’s Flower

The title of this post explains itself right? Let's dive in: PADDINGTON 2 (dir. Paul King) "If you're kind and polite, the world will turn out right." This is the motto that Paddington Brown lives by (taught to him by his Aunt Lucy of course) and it is also the ethos that drives this entire …

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Adventures in Criterion Vol. 2: Screwball Comedies

Continuing my never-ending quest of diving through all my Criterion movies, this month I decided to tackle a bunch of my screwball comedies. Of course given the enormous magnitude of my collection, I was only able to get through maybe half of my Criterion screwball comedies at best. To be fair, as the high number …

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Directed By Women: Agnès Varda Edition (April 2018)

Agnès Varda is nothing short of a living legend. She will turn ninety next month and has been making films for seven decades which is remarkable considering in those seven decades very little has necessarily changed to make it easier for women directors to have a long career. She is one of the key filmmakers …

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Four Movie Gospels (Holy Week Special)

It may come as a surprise to some of you that I am a Christian (and a seminary-trained one to boot). It shouldn't because I explicitly state this in my bio, but I understand if that is potentially shocking given the fact that (a) I haven't reviewed any explicit Christian films (and haven't intentionally watched …

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Adventures in Criterion Vol. 1: Crime Movies

Anybody who has had a glimpse of the magnitude of my personal movie collection has long suspected that I have a problem. And they would be right. My collection is enormous thanks to the lethal combinations of my completionist streak, the increasing availability of disposable income, and the general collapse of the home video market. …

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