As opposed to the communal experience of the movie theater, spectators have become content with viewing films from the comfort of home theaters. In terms of atmospherics, going to the … Continue reading The advent of a New Hollywood: Streaming vs. Moviegoing.
As an opportunity to crack a plot twist, keen viewers will seize any clue a film director generously provides. In Sweet Girl, the film showcases itself with a theme like … Continue reading “Sweet Girl” is one of the most outstanding films of 2021.
Just months shy of the highly anticipated Director’s Cut of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago, spectators await to witness the changes undergone in the film’s final cut. In … Continue reading Sylvester Stallone’s technical and artistic use of Russian montage in Rocky IV is apropos to the film’s initiative as a story.
In film, it’s often said that the movie is made 3x. First by the writer, second by the director, and a third and final time by the editor. This leaves … Continue reading Tony Scott & Quentin Tarantino with “True Romance”. That rarity, when two visionaries coincide in art.
Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King is film as art. Had Richard LaGravenese’s thought-provoking screenplay been in the hands of a different director, the film would have resulted in a mechanical … Continue reading Terry Gilliam’s “The Fisher King” is film as art.
Contrary to popular knowledge, Sylvester Stallone is a writer/director. Throughout his filmography, he expressed a constructive style within a conservative approach to filmmaking. His junior film Staying Alive (1983) is … Continue reading Rocky Balboa crossing paths with Tony Manero in Sylvester Stallone’s “Staying Alive” and Tony Manero changing his name to Vincent Vega.
The overall objective introduced in the opening of Blow Out is what remains a subconsciously embedded desire for Jack Terry (John Travolta) throughout the plot. Jack is a sound designer … Continue reading ‘Blow Out’ at 40 has stood the test of time as Brian De Palma’s masterpiece.
The Italian national soccer team has two elite players of Brazilian ethnicity playing on their roster. This state of affairs seems to deliberately contradict what soccer experts would expect, considering … Continue reading Emerson & Jorginho: The Brazilian/Italian dual-citizen’s wearing blue in pursuit of the Azzurri’s 5th Jules Rimet Trophy.
Since winning their 4th World Cup title in 2006, the head coach of Italian national teams have been the missing link behind the failures they’ve experienced in major tournaments. From … Continue reading From Marcello Lippi to Roberto Mancini, the chip on Italy’s shoulder grows in a quest for redemption.
Oliver Stone’s filmmaking career is to be venerated and exemplified for withstanding doubt and criticism in the face of failure and success. The thunderstorm of his life that pertains to … Continue reading The correlation between the early careers of Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino.
Dr. Hannibal the cannibal Lecter’s warped view of human respect is depicted with an inquisitive demeanor in his character. If one refers to the Thomas Harris novels, or the screen … Continue reading Vegans, carnivores and cannibals; Dr. Lecter.
One must create the bandwidth to write. To go beyond, the surrounding environment of an individual plays a tremendous degree of significance upon the quality of writing. Quality shouldn’t pertain … Continue reading The bandwidth, solitude and tranquility behind writing.