The Unbelievable Weight of Massive Talent is a meta-film based on legend Nicolas Cage, pulling together elements and nods to his massive filmography. It is a funny film, but Cage deserves a better homage.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Last Action Hero is a meta-film soft breaks the fourth wall, allowing us to examine the ridiculousness of our heroes and is a commentary on how an optimistic, immature audience views the infallible American ultra-hero.
I really liked this movie. Joe Pesci is a fucking treasure, Marissa Tomei is a downright powerhouse, and director Jonathan Lynn demonstrated a mastery of visual comedy combined with quick, witty script comedy while still respecting the serious tone of the matter and delivery a legitimate film.
Hailee Steinfeld's The Edge of Seventeen was pretty good, and offers a fantastic example of Steinfeld's range, something that Hawkeye was unable to deliver.
The recent disaster-parody film Don't Look Up offers a bleak reflection of our society from the past few years, and it should scare you not because the end of the world is terrifying, but because the film is so accurate.
So I watched another comic book movie set in San Francisco during the throes of my homesickness. Unfortunately this one only spends a small portion in the city, and I gotta say- I want more… Kung Fu MCU Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings is probably the best, most satisfying MCU media to be... Continue Reading →
The Devil Wears Prada is a fantastic example of telling engaging stories by building your characters through arcs, choices and changes. It’s a wonderful example of using very basic structures of action and consequence to help the audience connect to and grow with the protagonist.