Subtle and Not so Subtle Homages to Psychedelics in Film

I have wanted to make a post on this for awhile now because I find it fascinating how directors can portray the psychedelic experience through the medium of a screen. To be able to take a very mental and physical experience and covert that to sights and sounds takes a solid amount of creativity andContinue reading “Subtle and Not so Subtle Homages to Psychedelics in Film”

My Favorite (and Least Favorite) Films of 2019

2019 was a good year for film. Not that it was the best year by any means, but it was certainly beneficial for the film industry. You had movies like Avengers top box offices worldwide with $2.7B in profits, followed by Lion King at $1.6B and Spider Man: Far From Home at $1.1B. If you’reContinue reading “My Favorite (and Least Favorite) Films of 2019”

Ari Aster: Already A Legend with Only Two Films

I was first introduced to the Sophomore director, Ari Aster, with Hereditary a few years back in 2018. I have definitely stepped up my horror game in the past few years, which is for a variety of reasons. Mostly as a result of Sam and myself being incredibly into psychological thrillers, which led into aContinue reading “Ari Aster: Already A Legend with Only Two Films”

May Weekend Flicks: What I’ve Watched Lately (Part 2)

Burning (2018) – Mystery/Drama – Score: 7 I have been putting off watching this for some time but received several recommendations to watch recently. This is a beautifully made film – long, drawn-out shots with even simple interior locations showing significant detail and character just from the way it was filmed. I thought the plotContinue reading “May Weekend Flicks: What I’ve Watched Lately (Part 2)”

May Weekend Flicks: What I’ve Watched Lately (Part 1)

Finally I found some time to sit down and watch a few movies. Several of these are horror/thrillers which Sam and I watch regularly, others are a nice blend of animation, action, and drama films. films and a some very recent productions added up to some quality May film viewings. I’ll continue adding to thisContinue reading “May Weekend Flicks: What I’ve Watched Lately (Part 1)”

What To Watch During Quarantine: Movies that Make Me Happy

I think we can all agree: its only been a a month and a half of real change, but feels like we’ve been in this quarantine for a long time. I’m hoping everyone is living well despite the circumstances. Personally, I’m really missing being able to see my buddies, grab a beer, or just feelingContinue reading “What To Watch During Quarantine: Movies that Make Me Happy”

April Weekend Flicks – What I’ve Watched Lately

We can all agree its a great time to sit around and watch a film or two. With all this extra indoor time on our hands. I was planning on hiking, but we got another 8in. of snow Thursday night in Maine – so, more movies for me. Here’s what I had watched in theContinue reading “April Weekend Flicks – What I’ve Watched Lately”

Our Favorite Movie Soundtracks – Making top 10s can be hard

There is really nothing better than when a director’s music selection fits perfectly with the content on the screen. Music has a way of making normal scenes seem surreal, turning characters into rockstars, and turning simple moments into unforgettable ones. That is because music helps us associate emotion and mood with a particular scene –Continue reading “Our Favorite Movie Soundtracks – Making top 10s can be hard”

My 3 Favorite Apocalypse and Post-Apocalyptic Films: Coronavirus Edition

Hello fellow Coronavirus survivors. Has there been a better time to talk about the end of the world? In my life, I doubt it. So, as I figure many of you are home-locked and likely couch-locked, this is a great opportunity to share some of the more well- done and wonderfully created doomsday scenarios thatContinue reading “My 3 Favorite Apocalypse and Post-Apocalyptic Films: Coronavirus Edition”