Kong Might Be King, But His Film is Not (REVIEW)

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The second installment in the “Monsters” universe, following 2014’s “Godzilla”, comes “Kong: Skull Island.” Both have been relatively well-received by critics (both are “certified fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes). While I found Garett Edward’s “Godzilla” to be a decent enough start to this “Monsters” universe, I did not feel the same about “Kong: Skull Island.”

When One Cut Isn’t Enough: The Blockbuster Action Scene Dilemma

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Most modern action films don’t have long tracking shot action scenes, we know that. It’s perfectly fine to not use tracking shots, or do long takes, it’s not easy. But, when it takes four cuts to do a simple takedown (“Captain America: Civil War”) or sixty cuts for a one minute fight scene (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), something is wrong. But why use so many cuts? Why does it take four cuts to show Matt Damon kicking a guy into a desk (“The Bourne Identity”). Let’s discuss.

‘La La Land’ is a Dazzling Trip Back to Classic Cinema (REVIEW)

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Damien Chazelle’s newest film, “La La Land” has been receiving many awards, it’s now nominated for seven Golden Globes. It will most likely be one of the big Oscar contenders next month. But with all of this awards hype, and critical praise, is it as good as everyone says?
Of course it is, “La La Land” went beyond my expectations. It’s a mesmerizing and dazzling cinematic experience that revisits classic cinema in a way that is…just perfect.

Why ‘Steve Jobs’ is One of The Best Films of The Decade

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What should have been 2015’s Best Picture, “Steve Jobs” is a masterpiece. It’s one of the best films of the decade, and it’s hardly recognized. It was bashed by the public, praised by critics, and snubbed at the Oscars. But if you actually watch it, you’ll find out how beautiful it really is.