Big Easy Movie Reviews: Vivarium – I Hate This Very Good Movie

June 15, 2020

  “Vivarium: an enclosure, container, or structure adapted or prepared for keeping animals under semi-natural conditions for observation or study or as pets; an aquarium or terrarium.” – Oxford Dictionary Vivarium is a different kind of movie. It’s an indie film and all that entails. The greatest thing about independent cinema is that it doesn’t […]

Big Easy Movie Reviews: Color Out of Space

May 28, 2020

    Color Out of Space is the story of a man, Nathan Gardner (Nicholas Cage), his alpaca farm, and a meteorite. It begins in the beautiful woods of Massachusetts, on the far outskirts of the town of Arkham. We see the primordial forest, the idyllic stream, and an attractive Wiccan girl, Lavinia Gardner (Madeleine […]

Neaux Reel Idea: It Chapter Two Review

September 9, 2019

When the big budget adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tome It came out a few years ago, some were taken aback by the box office success, which lead to the film becoming the highest grossing horror of all time. If you consider It to be horror at all. Judging entirely by the movie itself, […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Fast Color Review

June 19, 2019

I don’t think it’s fair to Fast Color to call it a “superhero” film. Not that the genre as a whole or even in part is derogatory, mind you, but in the case of this independent film, such a label almost diminishes its accomplishments to superficial points. Again, not that the genre is wholly superficial […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Pause Review

June 15, 2019

For all of recorded human history, women have mostly gotten the rotten end of the apple – not to make a reference to Adam & Eve, of course. In the Cypress made movie Pause, a middle-aged wife stuck in a painfully tedious, routine heavy, and unloved arranged marriage begins to imagine and yearn for personal […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Be Natural Review

May 24, 2019

In the beginning, there was Alice Guy-Blache, mothering what would become cinema. Now, at the cusp of the so-called end of cinema as we know it, women are slowly but surely taking back their roles within.

Neaux Reel Idea: Under the Silver Lake Review

May 17, 2019

It’s hard to pinpoint just when exactly I realized how much I really loved Under the Silver Lake, David Robert Mitchell’s follow-up to It Follows. Ranked with a roughly split 50% or so score on Rotten Tomatoes, its divisive nature is easy to understand just as its genre classification is easy to confuse. A neo-noir […]

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