Movie Review: Steve Jobs (2015)

Steve Jobs—mythological computer pioneer,  tech savvy guru, and unpleasant rationalist who kept his life relentlessly private—remains to this day a complex enigma. No matter how extensively he is psychoanalyzed through news articles, biographies (most notably Walter Isaacson’s 2013 acclaimed best seller Steve Jobs), or even documentaries, the man remains a mystery to those who idolize … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Martian (2015)

Science-fiction used to reside in the realm of dreams–a genre choice where fantasies about the infinite possibilities beyond our stars ignited universal wonder. However, with each scientific discovery (either from exploration or theoretical reasoning) there are debilitating after-effects, where creative fictional possibilities become rather limited. That is especially so for our continually explored neighboring planet … Continue reading


Movie Review: The Walk (2015)

Sigmund Freud once stated, “A madman is a dreamer awake,” and you can be sure there was no one madder than French Aerialist Philippe Petit. Driven by creative passion, a resilience of spirit, and a touch (or more) of naive lunacy, Philippe famously wire-walked more than 1,300 feet above New York streets, between the World … Continue reading


Movie Review: The Green Inferno (2015)

“Don’t think–Act,” rants Alejandro (Ariel Levy) in Eli Roth’s latest addition to his exploitation-of-violence cinema entitled The Green Inferno. It’s a line intended to invoke laughter for those willing to see the humor in a group of sanctimonious, privileged college students guided by reactionary emotion rather than thoughtful planning. Donning masks and paraphrasing Saul Alinsky … Continue reading


Movie Review: The Intern (2015)

There is only one word that seems appropriate in summarizing a Nancy Meyers film: superficial. Her distracted focus on lavish sets, formulaic escapism, and an innocuous blend of forced sentimentality has come to define her idea of the modern romantic comedy, for better and (definitely) for worse. Some of her films, including It’s Complicated (2009) … Continue reading


Movie Review: Sicario (2015)

As Sicario opens with its ominous tone, we’re introduced to the arcane title and its appropriate definitions. The first alludes to a group of Jewish Zealots, who hunted Roman invaders under cover of shadows during the Jewish-Roman war in A.D. 70. The second definition–a straight-to-the-point and poignant one, for the film’s purposes–means “hitman” or “assassin” … Continue reading


Movie Review: Black Mass (2015)

Director Scott Cooper is clearly a devout student of cinema, most notably to the cynical and foreboding decade known as the 70s, where political unrest, post-war uncertainty, and an overall discouraged mentality plagued these United States. Since his first feature Crazy Heart paved the way for Jeff Bridges’ unwarranted Academy Award win, Cooper, the unremarkable … Continue reading

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Generation Film’s Official 2015 Oscar Ballot for the 87th Academy Awards (Final Update)

Come this Sunday the long, drawn out Award season shall come to a nail-biting close as we finally learn the choices the Academy has chosen for their prestigious and usually predictable handing out of self-congratulatory trophies. Even though the honor of what is deemed Best Picture or who is considered Best Actor or Director of … Continue reading


Generation Film’s 2015 Oscar Nomination Predictions for the 87th Academy Awards (Updated)

Below will be my Oscar Predictions for the 2015 Academy Awards. I will explain my reasoning for most of the categories and reveal my risky dark horse choices for a couple of the prominent races as well as provide my own list of which film, which actor, or which technician I would have nominated in … Continue reading


Generation Film’s Top 20 Films of 2014

20. The Double– Part steampunk fiction, part Kafkaesque nightmare, and part foreboding warning of what’s to come, Richard Ayoude’s The Double embodies the paranoia of homogenization, a fear that should be more prevalent in a social media age where voices can be copied and personas can be mimicked. Based on the novel by Dostoevsky and … Continue reading


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