The Florida Project

This is one of those movies that gave me so many reasons to love it that I just couldn't help myself.  The Florida Project tells the kind of story that is plucked from the world right around us, and therefore is one of the hardest to tell.  How do you tell the story...

Shame

Gravity

Europa Report

You should really just go see this movie right now.  I'm always complaining about how no one can make good sci-fi movies anymore, and then someone comes along and does something amazing like this.  I'm sure there are technical inaccuracies about this film, but I still...

Upstream Color

First and foremost, you should go listen to Shane Carruth on KCRW's The Treatment podcast, because that discussion is way better than anything you're going to read here. With that out of the way, I'll start by saying that I loved this film.  I do tend to love moody...

The “Before” Trilogy

There is something about these movies that gets me right in the feels, every time. My theory has always been that it is because I saw Before Sunrise at just the right time in my life. I was about the same age as Jesse and Celine and related oh so much and pined for...

In Harm’s Way

I've been on a classic war movie kick of late...they're just one of my guilty pleasures.  Even when they're flag waving, chest thumping odes to a nationalistic fantasy, they still strike a chord installed in my childhood.  Hell is for Heroes, Year of the Dragon,...

Hunger

I can't say for sure why I've waited so long to see Hunger, or any movie by Steve McQueen for that matter.  I suspect that I was afraid (rightfully) that it was the kind of emotionally evocative movie that pushes you right up to all those uncomfortable places...

Frances Ha

David’s Top-Ten War Films

I love me some war.