Ranked: Godzilla, the Showa-Era Films

In an act of generous self-care, I recently gifted myself the Criterion Collection hardback book boxset of all 15 Showa-Era films in the Godzilla series. The original and defining kaiju films. Spanning over 20 years, these films range from the genuinely chilling (well, the first one) to the downright mad (most of the rest). They're an … Continue reading Ranked: Godzilla, the Showa-Era Films

Review: 24 Frames

Director: Abbas Kiarostami 'I always wonder to what extent the artist aims to depict the reality of a scene. Painters capture only one frame of reality and nothing before or after it.¬†For "24 Frames" I started with famous paintings but then switched to photos I had taken through the years. I included about four and … Continue reading Review: 24 Frames

Review: The Lure (2015)

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska Stars: Michalina Olszanska, Marta Marzurek, Kinga Preis The prospect of an independent horror movie being seriously about mermaids is a lure in and of itself. Make it Polish and also a musical and curiosity goes into overdrive, especially with the striking artwork that accompanied promotion of Agnieszka Smoczynska's 2015 debut feature. And … Continue reading Review: The Lure (2015)