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…

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Not one for romance…films. But I do appreciate some unconventional stories about love- even if it is about a mute janitor falling for an aquatic man-fish. Guillermo del Toro- the renowned Mexican filmmaker known for his dark fantasy and Gothic aesthetic (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Mimic, Crimson Peak)  returns with The Shape of Water. One of…

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…

LADY BIRD

It seemed pretty coincidental that I finally watched Frances Ha just a few days before I went to see today’s film Lady Bird- Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut. Both stories are inspired by Greta’s real life, but Lady Bird serves as a more semi-autobiographical film. The film was highly anticipated, with strong debuts at Telluride and Toronto-…

NOVITIATE

Every now and then you see a movie that sticks with you long after you watch it. Recently, I had seen such a film. I planned on seeing Novitiate during Sundance back in January- but I didn’t realize that I had bought a ticket for a venue in Salt Lake City. I was unable to…

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…