• Mom and Dad

    Mom and Dad

    ★★★

    Near the end of the movie Nic Cage forgets he’s a person and starts barking like a dog.

  • My Winnipeg

    My Winnipeg

    ★★★★

    Beautiful shot and edited. Only real complaint is some of the poetic ramblings get a little repetitive. Other than that, this movie made me kind of homesick.

  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

    ★★★★½

    Amazing. Tarkovsky is one of the best.

  • Simon Killer

    Simon Killer

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Antonio Campos, by the end of his career, will go down as a master of cinema. From one of his first shorts “Buy It Now” to his recent work on “The Sinner”, Campos has crafted some of the most interesting contemporary works this millennium. His style and tone has spread through his production company, “Borderline Films” and have been responsible for recent films like “James White”, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “The Eyes of My Mother”. Regardless of Campos as…

  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★★★½

    The third and final film in Bergman’s “Silence of God” trilogy is my least favorite after a first watch. While The Silence felt like the other films in the trilogy, it was a lot less direct with the type of doubt or disillusionment than the other two. Being much more character driven I did enjoy piecing the relationships and dynamics together.
    What I feel holds this film back is lack of dynamism in the filmmaking. Where the other two had…

  • Winter Light

    Winter Light

    ★★★★

    The second film in Bergman’s “Silence if God trilogy” is a haunting continuation of the doubt and disallusionment that instills itself in Bergman’s characters. In this the year 2018 when First Reformed came out I wasn’t expecting to see a very similar story in Winter Light. The story’s are so incredibly similar it made the experience so much more enjoyable.
    Looking at this film alone however,  it’s a fantastic film. From cinematography, to acting, to the sound design in one…

  • Through a Glass Darkly

    Through a Glass Darkly

    ★★★★½

    After watching all of Bergman’s “silence of God trilogy” this ended up being my favorite. Even so, these films do something really interesting, almost having a dialogue between movies. For this reason the experience of watching these three movies quickly made me appreciate Bergman on a level I hadn’t seen in his earlier work like Wild Strawberrys. 
    Regardless, this is a haunting and beautiful film that displays Bergman’s mastery of his own form of cinema. Every shot has such texture, the music was sparse yet effective, and the way that the character dynamics were drawn impacted me on such a visceral level.