The Neon Demon

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016  [Theater] Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn; Mary Laws; Polly Stenham Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Elephant in the room: there are more lines of dialogue in Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film than there were in his last. That wasn’t enough to stop The Neon Demon from scoring Refn his second-straight booing at the CannesContinue reading “The Neon Demon”

Lost River

  Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Redbox] Written by: Ryan Gosling Directed by: Ryan Gosling On a scale of crypticness, Lost River sits right in between the obtuseness of garden variety Terrence Malick and Ryan Gosling’s second collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn, though the distances are pretty great on either side. It doesn’t come close to even appearingContinue reading “Lost River”

Decades Blogathon – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Greetings everyone! Crazy thought, but Mark and I have officially been hosting this Decades Blogathon for a full week now. This has been an absolute joy to put on, and the interesting entries only continue with today’s review of 1945’s Mildred Pierce. This review is brought to you by Anna of Defiant Success. It’s aContinue reading “Decades Blogathon – Mildred Pierce (1945)”

Locke

Release: Friday, April 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] What’s harder to reconcile — the uncertainty and doubt associated with what the future may or may not hold for you, or acknowledging the truth of what’s happened in your past? If you don’t find yourself moved by this kind of prying, existential question, a question that you can almost feel diggingContinue reading “Locke”