Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Inspection - Review

 As we move further and further away from the jingoistic and patriotic portrayals of our most recent war, a new portrait has begun to emerge. While the concept of war has always been examined and questioned through the lens of a camera, recent depictions of the War of Terror have started to examine further the flames that many stoke in order to populate their fighting machine. The Inspection is just that, an investigation into how far those in charge will go to break someone, or transform them into killers.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Aftersun - Review


Memories often betray us. They conjure up a past that never existed, or at least existed in a very different reality than what we actually lived. Yet, we hold onto them, sometimes for dear life as if they were the last piece of wreckage saving us from a watery grave. Aftersun seeks to explore how memories craft an expression of someone, a conjuring of someone from imperfect recollections and materialize that in our minds to try and better understand them after time has passed. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Review (No Spoilers)


To put into words the unimaginable situation that the cast and crew found themselves in upon the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman is impossible. Any attempts to match the cultural impact of the first film in the sequel became infinity more difficult without its charismatic, heroic lead. Yet somehow, director Ryan Coogler and his talented cast and crew have crafted a profound and emotional sequel that tackles themes of grief, loss, and legacy.