Ex Machina – Movie Talk

While I doubt many people are going to be seeing anything other than Avengers this weekend, there is one movie I would highly recommend that people see as well. That movie is Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina, which has skyrocketed to my favorite film of 2015 so far. Garland has been a screenwriter for…

Force Majeure – Movie Talk

It’s a shame that such a beautiful vacation spot was the setting for what turned out to be a dreadful nightmare, at least for the characters of Force Majeure. For me, it was a breathtaking visual to complement the ruthless exploration of man. Force Majeure, the Swedish film discovered last year at Cannes has found its…

David Lynch: Catching The Big Fish – Book Talk

Never thought I’d be talking about a book here. Nevertheless, I do read on occasion and find myself enjoying that experience. This time I actually listened to director David Lynch’s book/autobiography. It is narrated by Lynch himself, so I figured I should learn about him through his own mouth. Before I talk about the Lynch’s…

Actors I Want To See Direct – Movie Thoughts

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, was released in limited theaters this week. I have not seen it, but any time someone, not an established director, decides to direct a movie, I get curious. From what I can tell about Gosling’s film, it is very experimental and surreal, heavily influenced by his work with Nicolas…

Life Itself – Movie Talk

Not long after I started watching movies like I do now, I began reading the reviews of Roger Ebert. His reviews and thoughts on film are ssome of the opinions I respect most. Ebert has been a strong influence on me recently, He is one of the biggest reasons I am typing right now about…