A Few Thoughts on: The Winds of Winter

SPOILERS…BUT SERIOUSLY…YOUR ASS NEEDS TO SEE THIS RIGHT. NOW.

THIS IS THE BEST SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES

I don’t see any reason to open this up any other way. I’ve been saying it and after last night, I’m ready to declare it. Season 6 is my personal favorite season of Game of Thrones, and honestly I think the best period.

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What exactly is The Neon Demon?

There are two Nicolas Winding Refns, set apart by time and aesthetic concerns. The first is one of the most respectable (a loaded term when I complete this sentence, but hold with me) and clever directors of genre pictures. This Refn weds American B-picture crime and thriller delights with an eye that puts him in spitting distance of the great European art cinema directors.

The second is the “visionary director of Drive.” The title seemingly plunges the “visionary director of Drive” into all visual aesthetics and art cinema concerns that, thanks to Only God Forgives and now The Neon Demon, has Refn rightfully accused of disappearing up his own ass. It’s indulgent neon and pulsing electronic and long, langorous silence that creates films of space and style first and story maybe 800th.

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A Few Thoughts on: Justice League Set Visits

So, if you’re as deeply up the ass of the nerd press as I am, you saw today that a number got the chance to go and report from the set of Justice League, the upcoming sequel to 90s Dark Age of Comics revival act Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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A Few Thoughts on: Battle of the Bastards

SPOILERS…BUT YOU KNOW…GAME OF THRONES…SO SHUT UP ABOUT IT.

While I don’t feel like doing a full-fledged review, I can’t not talk about last night’s Game of Thrones. Long anticipated, “Battle of The Bastards” finally brought to a head two of the show’s most important storylines and did so in a way that I legitimately never thought I would see on TV.

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My Top 10: The Matrix

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The Matrix

I think it’s impossible for me to explain how seismic a shift The Matrix must have been when it came out in 1999

Mostly because I was too young when it was such a shift. I was only 6 at the time, and my parents may have been permissive, but R-rated movies were still off limits. I did have one way of knowing, though. My dad’s reaction.

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