Revisiting Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron’s Dystopian Classic

As with many classic sci-fi films, Children of Men was at least a decade ahead of its time. If Alfonso Cuaron’s unsettling dystopian nightmare were released in 2018, you can bet it would’ve received the love it was due in 2006. With its depiction of immigration panic and a divided social order, this movie plays … Continue reading Revisiting Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron’s Dystopian Classic

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The Game on Top of the Game in High Flying Bird

There’s hardly a basketball dribbled in High Flying Bird, director Steven Soderbergh’s new iPhone-shot Netflix film. Its entire story takes place in the middle of a lockout, which is not a typical way to present a sports movie, to say the least. There are no montages of teammates coming together to overcome the odds. There’s … Continue reading The Game on Top of the Game in High Flying Bird

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman Through 5 of His Best Performances

It’s been five years since we lost one of the great actors of the last quarter century. At just 46, Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away in February 2014, leaving behind a litany of indelible roles. Hoffman was a titanic performer, equally captivating as an Oscar-worthy lead or as an electric supporting player. Every character he … Continue reading Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman Through 5 of His Best Performances