My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Director: Marc Meyers Starring: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts, Anne Heche As humans, we obsess over understanding the motivations of anomalous people - like the motivations of serial killers, for example. We want to know why Ted Bundy kept select victims’ decapitated heads as mementos, how the Killer Clown achieved orgasm through his murders. The … Continue reading My Friend Dahmer (2017)

On Dreams in ‘La La Land’

Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. No, actually - when was the last time anyone saw the Cinemascope logo in opening credits? Since premiering in late August at the Venice Film Festival, La La Land has been receiving unparalleled praise from critics and audiences … Continue reading On Dreams in ‘La La Land’

Deadpool (2016)

Director: Tim Miller Starring: Ryan Renolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand and Gina Carano Right from the get-go, with its glorious opening shot, Deadpool establishes its superiority over any other superhero movie that has ever been derived from a Marvel property. This opening shot is the crystal clear display of the artistry that the … Continue reading Deadpool (2016)

Airlift (2016)

Director: Raja Krishna Menon Starring: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur During the presidency of Saddam Hussain, on August 2, 1990 the Iraqi Republican Guard overrsn Kuwait, forcing its government out of rule. This incident marked the beginning of the Persian Gulf War, which went on for almost six months and finally came to an end on February 28, 1991. In … Continue reading Airlift (2016)