The only moments when I take objection to the success of The Hunger Games is when I remember how criminally underrated Snowpiercer is. To a much greater degree, and in a much more linear fashion, Snowpiercer tells a dystopian story of class warfare and rebellion. For the unfamiliar, the plot of Snowpiercer runs pretty much like this: The “Snowpiercer” is the name of… Continue reading Personal Favorites: Snowpiercer
Is Indiana Jones the greatest film hero ever?
An achievement in Dialogue.
Pretty much all Western heroes, and arguably all movie heroes, fall into one of two categories: they’re either a John Wayne or a Clint Eastwood. Will Kane from High Noon? He’s a John Wayne. Shane from Shane? He’s a Clint. Indiana Jones is a John Wayne, but Han Solo’s definitely a Clint. Ethan Edwards from The Searchers… Continue reading Personal Favorites: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Recently, I joined twitter and saw that the hashtag “#Fav7Films” was trending. I took great interest in what people said were their seven favorite films were, and I thought of my own. This inspired me to rewatch my favorite films and decide just what it is that I love about them. I then decided to… Continue reading Personal Favorites: Introduction and Honorable Mentions