Movie Review: The Fall

“You might want to see [it] for no other reason than because it exists. There will never be another like it.” – Roger Ebert about The Fall

Even though this movie only earned $3.7 million at the box office, which means not a lot of people watched it, or even heard of it, and even though it received mixed reviews from critics, The Fall is one of my favorite movies ever. Ever, ever, ever.

It’s storytelling done in such a strange way, it’s simply beautiful on so many levels, and there are parts of it so good that beautiful feels a lazy word if used to describe them.  Continue reading Movie Review: The Fall

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Top 5 Underrated Movies of 2018

Now that 2018 has ended (well, for quite some time) here are five underrated movies that you must, absolutely, really, really watch. Continue reading Top 5 Underrated Movies of 2018

The Most Expensive TV-Shows of All Time

Netflix and chill, right? Or maybe it’s either HBO Now or HBO Go or maybe AMC?

As more and more people are watching TV shows on streaming services or cable TV, as the phenomenon of Game of Thrones urges show runners to ask for bigger budgets than ever before, this begs a question: how expensive are TV Shows nowadays?

Is $15 million dollars per episode for the eight season of GoT a lot?

Let’s find out. Here are the top most expensive TV shows of all time. Continue reading The Most Expensive TV-Shows of All Time

Velvet Buzzsaw: Something truly god damn strange is going on here!

After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

Velvet Buzzsaw. Is it worth it?

Well, to be honest, it’s not that scary, it’s not that funny. It’s not a genuine thriller. It’s neither mysterious in terms of the plot. It’s not complicated or complex or overly intellectual.  It’s superficial, but sometimes it kind of shows us more.

It tries to be all these things all at once, and it kind of fails at them all.

But you want to know something genuinely funny?

It’s still worth watching. Continue reading Velvet Buzzsaw: Something truly god damn strange is going on here!

10 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

“Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.” – John Le Carré

A lot of writers sell the rights to their books to producers who seem to have nothing but the best intentions for their works. Unfortunately, most often than not, the end result is nothing but disappointing.

Indeed, on rare occasions, the opposite is true: the adaptation improves greatly the source material. Here are 10 movies that are better than the book they were based upon. Continue reading 10 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

Westworld Season Two

First of all, I am obsessed with this cover of Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box.

Secondly, in case you didn’t know, I am a big fan of HBO’s Westworld, a Western/Sci-Fi/Thriller/A bunch of other genres.

Last but not least, with the premiere of the second season of this TV show, we get a chance to better understand not only how the AIs in this theme park function, but also the motives and the desires of the main characters, especially the late doctor Ford.

I’m just rambling now, I guess.

This is well worth watching. Well worth your time.

Other than that, more thoughts to be shared after the release of all episodes.