Treating History as Art with ‘Aguirre: The Wrath of God’ (1972)

I am the wrath of God. Who else is with me?  As Don Lope de Aguirre, played by Klaus Kinski, mutters these words the audience is shown an honest depiction of rage and madness, when… Continue reading

A Brief Commentary on ‘Thor’ (2011) As An Allusion to Shakespearean Dramas

Being labeled as a product of Marvel Studios, it is inevitable that most will view Thor as a typical summer blockbuster released for no other purposes than mere entertainment and amusement. However, a notable… Continue reading

A Diversion From the Norm: An Analysis on Alfred Hitchcock and Vladimir Nabokov

With this post, let us take a break from purely discussing cinematic works, and admit the similarities and blurred lines between the literary medium and the cinematic medium as both explore artistic themes… Continue reading

‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ Review (2010) ★★★★★

Werner Herzog, along with his film crew, go on a journey in exploring the Chauvet Caves of Southern France wherein the oldest cave drawings in history find their residence. What may seem to… Continue reading

Ken Loach’s ‘Kes’ (1969)

An unconventional coming-of-age story is presented in an extremely naturalistic form through the mastery of Ken Loach’s early work Kes. A film out of the United Kingdom, most notably notorious for the accents… Continue reading

A Brief Commentary on Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Live Flesh’ (1997)

There is something intrinsically intriguing about symmetrical films which force their audiences to participate alongside the action, as opposed to merely observing a series of intertwining events unfolding in front of their eyes.… Continue reading

Forgotten Classics — White Lightning (1973)

It is very common for budding film cineastes to scour the pages of the AFI top 100 or the BFI for a proper list of films that any enthusiast should see. While that’s… Continue reading

‘Mamas and Papas’ (2010) reviewed ★★★★★

Adventuring to local film festivals is always an interesting experience in terms of quality. You’ll never know what you’re in for. Granted that the opening film and closing film will usually be safer… Continue reading

‘Rango’ (2011) reviewed ★★★★★

Rango is one of the few commercially accepted animated films that introduces us to a world full of surrealistic qualities while remaining within the confides of the genre it pays respect to. The… Continue reading