Category: Movies

Illustration by Ryoko Arai designed for 'The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories' by Angela Carter.

Little Lady Love (2010)

Darlene Dalmaceda as “la comtesse” Norma Desmond (Guilliean Pacheco) as “la chanteuse d’opera” Griffin Dwyer as “l’accordeur de piano” Cassandra Taylor as “la petite amour” Joe Veiga as “le marquis” I chose to interpret “The Bloody Chamber” in my own way. Initially, I thought about doing it as a short film. Due to the time…

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Zootopia cityscape

Zootopia (2016)

If you’re familiar with the species relations in Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (movie version) or even Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (book version), it brings up the question: who decides who is savage or not? The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other.…

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chris evans and mckenna grace in gifted

Gifted (2017)

Gifted is a wonderful, heart-wrenching picture. Chris Evans headlines as Frank Adler, uncle to the precocious and uber-talented McKenna Grace’s Mary, the gifted of the title. Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, and Octavia Spencer round out the intimate cast. I loved Evans and Grace’s chemistry. My favorite line of his is something along the lines of,…

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dunkirk

Dunkirk (2017)

This side of Nolan was refreshing. I feel like his big blockbusters were merely first rounds to the main event. He has said as much in the run-up to release, as he has wanted to make this movie for many years. But he felt he wasn’t professionally ready to. I’m glad he knew his limitations…

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faye dunaway as bonnie parker, warren beatty as clyde barrow

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people. Bonnie and Clyde is a solid, character-driven film that holds up well after 50 years. They easily could’ve made a picture focusing solely on the action, but it was led by these larger-than-life characters. I felt Beatty and Dunaway had great chemistry. There were a lot…

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disney/pixar's inside out

Inside Out (2015)

As part of the Fathom Events special event premiere, Pete Docter (who also directed Monsters, Inc. and Up) and the producer Jonas Rivera brought us along on a tour of the Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. My favorite parts were seeing Peter Sohn (he did the voice for Emile in Ratatouille and was the inspiration…

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