Chinatown
Review / Throwback Review

Chinatown

by Jackson Diianni Chinatown (1974) is the child of a dying womb. As with films like Unforgiven (1992) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), Chinatown is the last masterpiece of a terminal art form: the film noir. In the wake of the Great Depression, America created a slew of highly-stylized crime tales, taking their cues from … Continue reading

Colossal
Contemporary Review / Review

Colossal

By Seamus Mulhern There are several stories being told in Colossal. For one, there’s the plot. There’s a story of a woman’s self-discovery. Her struggles with addiction. Her struggles with dependence. Her fight to be free from the burdens of her past. And last, but certainly not least, there’s a giant kaiju monster killing innocent … Continue reading

Raw
Contemporary Review / Review

Raw

by Seamus MulhernThe most surprising part about Raw is not the violence. It’s not the disturbing imagery. It’s not that it’s a debut. It’s not that it’s a horror film directed by a woman (which is depressingly rare in this industry). It’s not even the fact that when I first bought my ticket, I was … Continue reading