THE FILMS THEY SHOWED ME: Mike Judge. →
thefilmstheyshowedme: This movie provided the vocabulary for me and my roommates in college, my closest friends at the time. Despite the pedigree of Office Space, it seemed that no one saw this movie except for us, so it became ours, and we adopted the dumbed down slanguage of Mike Judge’s idiot future for our…
Movie Review - DRIVE (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
If I had to point out two trends in arthouse cinema this year, it would be the near fetishization of atmosphere and mood (THE TREE OF LIFE, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE) and a dogged commitment to minimalism (MEEK’S CUTOFF). DRIVE has both in spades. Oh, and it has Ryan Gosling, so no wonder it’s been the closest thing to a mainstream success the arthouse scene has had this year (Woody...
Movie Review - CONTAGION (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
If anyone could wrangle a world spanning, multiple storyline filled disaster flick about a realistic disease that puts the world on the verge of collapse, it would be Soderbergh of Traffic (multiple storylines) and Oceans Eleven (wrangling a huge cast of big name actors) fame. (Aside: I don’t know what is it about Soderbergh that he gets these ridiculous casts of big Hollywood actors to play...