Film Notes: Cloud Atlas

The more I watch Cloud Atlas, the more I’m convinced it’s a masterpiece. Here are a few notes on why. Someone once said “good art consoles, great art provokes.” The Wachowski’s and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas does both.  To claim it as a masterpiece would be premature, as this film requires slow burn reflection and I only […]

Gremlins on the Wing

Have you ever seen that Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet? Or at least The Simpsons parody? William Shatner plays a passenger on a flight who sees a gremlin on the wing of the plane, sabotaging the engine. Whenever he tries to draw other passengers’ or the crew’s attention to it, the gremlin jumps […]

Film Notes: Alien (Ridley Scott)

Can anything new be said about Ridley Scott’s Alien? Yes…please, Ridley Scott, stop making ill-conceived prequels to the original. But otherwise, probably not, but there are several elements that make this a classic. Here, in no particular order, are three reasons why you should watch or revisit it. # Sexual Grotesque Swiss artist H.R. Giger […]