Hilarious Horror Mockumentary: What We Do in the Shadows

Fans of Flight of the Conchords rejoice! Show star Jemaine Clement and contributing director Taika Waititi are back, funnier than ever. And this time they’re vampires. What We Do In the Shadows is a spoof on the horror genre, but it’s also a whip-smart mockumentary (think The Office meets Shaun of the Dead). The movie… Read More Hilarious Horror Mockumentary: What We Do in the Shadows

Movie Review – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

The gift bags are opened, the dresses are for sale, and Neil Patrick Harris is taking a very long nap: the Oscars are definitely over. But the curiosity surrounding this year’s award for Best Picture is not. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu is an incredible, perception-shattering film (with… Read More Movie Review – Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

The Grand Budapest Hotel: dark sincerity, dead cats, and beautiful symmetry

Wes Anderson’s movies consistently hit the spot for me – the extraordinary (and somehow believable) characters, the silly seriousness, the perfectly organized “thing shots,” the stories within stories within stories. From the excessively formal Gustave (who invents and performs convoluted poetry on the spot), to the funicular railway trolley, to the 3 second George Clooney… Read More The Grand Budapest Hotel: dark sincerity, dead cats, and beautiful symmetry