I was in 3rd grade when this film came out and my mom took me to see it in theaters. It was PG-13, it was Adam Sandler, it seemed acceptable. A few others in my classroom saw it, too, and we were the lucky ones. The upper echelon of cool to third graders. Since then, […]Read More 9x9x9: Billy Madison–you gotta get your ass out there and find that fucking dog.
It started with There Will be Blood. I had no idea, at that time (2007) who Paul Thomas Anderson was. I simply remembered that the trailer for this film came up a whole hell of a lot when I went to the movies that year. It was usually shown with No Country and the Assassination […]Read More Love to Give: The Films of PT Anderson
Music is something that can make or break a film for me. And, I mean, it makes sense, right? Since the first days of cinema, there’s been a musical aspect. From organists to scores to pop music. It’s been ubiquitous and a part of the experience. Even if the performances are top notch, head-of-the-class, flawless […]Read More Aural Pleasure in the Cinema
So if you haven’t heard the story yet, Adam Sandler has made a movie that proves he has a soul. I think. See, in Punch Drunk Love he doesn’t play the infantile man-child suffering from Arrested Development. Instead, such social and mental handicaps are forced upon him by his suffocating sisters—of which he has seven. […]Read More Punch Drunk Love