Truffaut, Antoine, and The 400 Blows

From the moment the viewer first meets Antoine Doinel in a crowded French classroom full of boys, it’s clear the type of student he is: relentlessly bothersome, careless, and consciously incompetent. He’s a fearless clown in desperate need of attention. As time goes on, the viewer learns more and more about why this is. Catching a glimpse of his social life and the struggles he faces at home, it’s not hard to see why he acts the way he does. His mom and step-dad neglect him, he’s struggling to keep up in school, his teacher’s a jerk, and he’d much rather run away than face these things.

Continue reading “Truffaut, Antoine, and The 400 Blows”

Advertisements

movie idiot podcast episode 3: Twin Peaks and David Lynch part 1

On the latest episode of the movie idiot podcast, Taylor and I tackle David Lynch and twin Peaks with our friend Alex Ransom. Look forward to next week, where we talk about this disaster of an election and nothing else.  Continue reading “movie idiot podcast episode 3: Twin Peaks and David Lynch part 1”

Two years ago I made a parody of FX’s “Louie.” Here’s a commentary on it.

During the first semester of my senior year of high school, I wrote, directed, and starred in a short film called Natie. The video’s about six and a half minutes long, and I tried to make it as close to an episode of FX’s Louie as I could. A typical episode of Louie tends to consist of a couple extended vignettes, and I wanted Natie to mirror that. Unfortunately, I had no budget, no actors, a terrible camera, and a classroom in the basement of my school. Still, I tried my hardest to make a loving tribute to one of my favorite shows. Let’s take this beat by beat.

Continue reading “Two years ago I made a parody of FX’s “Louie.” Here’s a commentary on it.”

No post this week, but my friend and I started a movie podcast

I’m trying to post every Thursday, but this week got away from me. I didn’t want to completely drop the ball, though, so I’m posting a link to the podcast my friend and I recorded on Thursday. It’s called “movie idiot podcast” and we talk about our favorite films. Continue reading “No post this week, but my friend and I started a movie podcast”

The Evolution of Blockbusters Through the Lens of the “Lethal Weapon” Franchise

Imagine sitting down in the theater and strapping in for the latest summer blockbuster. Let’s call this one Terminal Inferno. Or Sudden Overkill. Or something about a gun.

Fade in: Exterior shot of a police station.

Cut to: Captain’s office. A bigger man, hair gray and balding faster than he can keep up with, sits behind his desk. He toys with his wedding ring as he prepares to deliver the news.

Captain: HAYES!  JEFFRIES! Get in here!

Two cops enter: one is young, handsome, and rugged. This is Jeffries. The other is older, a slight but noticeable beer belly hanging over his belt and pressing against his holster. This is Hayes. They take a seat. Continue reading “The Evolution of Blockbusters Through the Lens of the “Lethal Weapon” Franchise”

You’re the Worst’s season 3 premiere continues to defy its title

NkAELlPuIFg.market_maxres

When I first heard about FXX’s You’re the Worst, I was skeptical. On the surface, the show seemed overdone and I was uninterested before watching even one second of the show. After my girlfriend and I blew through all 23 episodes of the show in less than a week, I realized my first impression couldn’t’ve been more wrong. The show’s third season premiere continues to be no different—and that’s a good thing.

Gretchen and Jimmy are two people who swore they’d never be in love. They hate everything about relationships, yet somehow end up in one after meeting outside of Jimmy’s ex’s wedding reception. Many months later, the two continue loving to hate each other and the fact that they managed to become what they swore they’d never be: a man and a woman who have fallen hard for each other.

Continue reading “You’re the Worst’s season 3 premiere continues to defy its title”