LIKE ME: A Visual Spectacle That Doesn’t Need You to Like It (REPOST)

This post was originally published on Film Inquiry. Read the original post here.  At the end of Like Me, I felt as if I had awoken from a feverish dream. It was as if the contents of all my angsty deleted social media pages had been revived and used to fuel nightmares. Was the point to open…

20 Years Of PLEASANTVILLE: Privilege, Prejudice & The Pursuit Of Perfection (REPOST)

20 Years of Pleasantville

This post is a repost of my first article on Film Inquiry. To see the full post click here.  One of the most original and thought-provoking films of all time, Pleasantville has withstood the test of time for its clever use of color to tell its story. Due to its bold visuals, it is a film that…

Film Discovery: THE PILLOW BOOK (1996)

In a world where sex sells, it’s easy to easy to create films centered around it. What isn’t easy is creating films that are sensual. In other words, it’s difficult to create an experience that portrays pleasure as an art form. One of those rare films is The Pillow Book, the 1997 indie film directed…

Film Campaigns to Watch: DADDY’S PLAYGROUND

In a time where authentic relationships are hard to cultivate, many working people have resorted to uses the internet and social media to not necessarily find the “One” but the one for right now. Especially in the case of the wealthy elite in Los Angeles, there is not much time for a typical girlfriend (or…

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI: Empowering the “Nobodies” (Not a Review)

As indicated by the blog title, I almost exclusively go the theater alone. There’s so much freedom in choosing to see what I want, feel how I want, and process a film how I want when I’m solo. However, there are a rare set of films that shouldn’t be experienced alone- they are meant to…

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

After a long year it’s finally December. With just three weeks left in the year, it’s the peak of awards season film releases- which means there truly is a lot of weight behind the saying “Save the best for last.” Last week’s screening was the critically acclaimed The Disaster Artist, and before that Lady Bird.…

THE DISASTER ARTIST

There’s sort of an ironic romanticism behind failure. No story would be interesting if there wasn’t some sort of struggle involved. Why is failure so fascinating? In the past week, the Museum of Failure opened in Los Angeles. It’s an epic display of unsuccessful innovations from major companies such as Apple, Google, and Kodak among…

Film Campaigns to Watch: How the Moon Fell From the Sky

A whimsical, hopeful film centered around a queer romance… I’m so excited for my second film campaign! My latest campaign is How the Moon Fell From the Sky and No One Noticed. It is currently raising funds for post-production. There are still nine days until the close of the campaign, and every bit counts to helping…

THE LITTLE HOURS

Dave Franco and Aubrey Plaza in The Little Hours

Another movie post! Hurray! I haven’t done a full movie post in a while- which are my favorite things to do! I had seen The Little Hours back at Sundance, but never really wrote about it. Luckily, I have had plenty of time to formulate thoughts about this film. The Little Hours is loosely based on…

THE FIFTH ELEMENT: 20th Anniversary

The Fifth Element

Back in 1997, Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element premiered at the glitzy Cannes Film Festival in France. It’s grand debut was accompanied by a fashion show by Jean Paul Gaultier (The film’s costume designer), fireworks, and a ballet. Shortly afterward, the film was released worldwide. The film was a critical and financial success, grossing over $260…