Movie Review: A Bigger Splash (2016)

Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s English-language debut entitled A Bigger Splash takes place in a specifically chosen setting at a villa hillside getaway on Pantelleria, a volcanic island that’s suspended between Italy and Tunisia on the Strait of Sicily. Conceived as an overt homage if not a complete replication of Jacques Deray’s stylish romantic thriller La … 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