Review: Big Hero 6 (2014, Don Hall & Chris Williams)

Disney pretty much has a consistent track record then any major studio in Hollywood. And that statement isn’t blowing anything out of proportion because they have dozens of Oscars to prove it (across the board in numerous categories), the box office, and substance in their animated features that’ll give both adults and children enjoyable memories…

Review: Interstellar (2014, Christopher Nolan)

It’s not out of the ordinary to have your mind blow after seeing a Christopher Nolan movie. After his release of Memento (2000) around 15 years ago, he made the stakes higher for brain twisting films that were both smart and truly cinematic. But this was my biggest problem with his newest science fiction endeavour Interstellar, I didn’t want…

Eternal Sunshine and McConaughey and Nightcrawler

So I finally saw Interstellar today and I have a lot of positive things to say about it. But I decided not to review it today and wait for tomorrow because I don’t want to clout my judgement because of the film’s great emotional tug to the heart. All I want to say is that it’s a…

Review: Fury (2014, David Ayer)

In one end of the cinematic spectrum, we have people who look down on Steven Spielberg for being over sentimental and generally schmaltzy. I am not one of those people. Unlike David Ayer’s Fury, Spielberg always has a general plot to keep characters and the narrative moving. When comparing this new release to one of Spielberg’s Oscar…

Review: Whiplash (2014, Damien Chazelle)

What makes a movie work? Not a lot, actually. First of all, you don’t need to have perfect acting, direction or writing to make a film work. All you need is a certain air of magic for a film to be special. For Whiplash, this is not the case. Whiplash doesn’t only have the magic that is reminiscent of…

Upcoming on the blog. Chinomatography’s tentative calendar.

Greetings! Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr., say hello. That’s a still from 2007’s Zodiac, as a little tease for my RETROSPECTIVE for that particular year, which I’ll be finished with tomorrow. Right after this post, I’ll be seeing my last two films to complete that particular year and those two are The Diving Bell and the…

Review: Maps to the Stars (2014, David Cronenberg)

David Cronenberg has always been one of those “great” directors who has never really done it for me. But admittedly, I’ve seen such a limited portion of his filmography that I never really wanted to judge him because I’ve had no grounds to do so. However, it was hard trying to get into Maps to the…

Review: Gone Girl (2014, David Fincher)

Sitting in the theatre, waiting for one of your most anticipated films of the year makes your stomach turn. It did more to me, by making me want to vomit. There’s an air about every David Fincher movie that comes out in theatres that makes me sick because of my high expectations. Fincher’s weird casting…

30 Shot Wednesdays: “Cabaret” (1972, Bob Fosse)

Welcome to 30 SHOT WEDNESDAYS, where I take one film every Wednesday and post what I feel are the best shots in them. Have a happy Wednesday! DISCLAIMER:  I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE IMAGES FOUND ON THIS BLOG. “30 SHOT WEDNESDAYS” IS A WEEKLY TRIBUTE TO FILM AND THE BEAUTY OF THE IMAGERY SHOWN…