Card Counter doesn’t pass the film formula test

My Film definition: Film = Moments + Story + Personality/Emotion Card Counter works more as a docu-drama. War may begin as ridding the world of ‘monsters’, but in the end the chaos and corruption create or deform innocent people into monsters. Abu Ghraib, obviously horrible. Aftermath, soldiers involved warped and destroyed. Innocent people held in… Continue reading Card Counter doesn’t pass the film formula test

My Love & Hate for the new film First Reformed

I haven’t seen every Ethan Hawke film, but I’ve come pretty darn close. There’s some immense sadness behind his eyes that makes me want to give him a hug. Though I fully realize his persona is that of a cad, a guy who left Uma for the nanny. That said, my favorite film remains Before… Continue reading My Love & Hate for the new film First Reformed