I still remember what it was like when I saw Get Out for the first time. I felt how the world was going to shift in its own ways as I shifted in my seat slowly throughout the run time. One thing was for sure, Jordan Peele wasn’t just a comedic genius, he was just a genius. And then we saw him win an Oscar and life was good.
The underSCENE is very saddened at the idea of a show all about representation has been canceled, but there is hope, so until we find out what happens next, I had to put a few of my feelings into words.
This one, this one hurt.
If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll see that this is a post we make every other week or so whenever we have new film releases that we can support. Today marks a very crucial day, so we’re going to start celebrating this way, we’re here to talk about some of our favourite films by and about women.
Today also marks the day that Captain Marvel is released, so there’s that too.
We all knew this post was coming.
From it’s opening to the end, there’s something very 90’s about Greta. It’s a feeling that never quite goes away and gives the film a little thing that feels a bit out of place in today’s world. That doesn’t mean that Greta is a bad film, hell, I found it really enjoyable even with its faults. It just makes the movie a little thing that seems to have come out a little late. Thrillers like this were the norm back in the ’90s. Today, well, not so much. Yes, we still see thrillers happen today, but they never get the same attention that they had before. Most of them fade really quickly or are not considered great cinema. And very rarely do they get two great actresses like Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert as their leads.
It’s been five years since Robert Rodriguez has put out a feature film (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) but it’s been a bit longer since he had a hit. His films have always been an interesting mixture of genres. He loves the campiness of “B films” (hence his Grindhouse film) and always adds to it which makes the film seem “cringey” but I always believed it was on purpose. On top of that, he has affixation to digital cinema. In the wonderful documentary Side by Side (a documentary regarding shooting on film versus digital) he speaks about how when George Lucas said that digital was the future, he figured why would he argue with a legend in the film making world.
High Flying Bird is the latest film by one of the hardest working filmmakers, Steven Soderbergh. Following his last experiment Unsane (which was great), he once again made a movie after shooting it on an iPhone 7. While most people freaked out, the fact is the camera is the only thing the phone was used for, not for audio. Also, professional lighting was also used. He’s always been at the forefront of digital cinema. He made Unsane and High Flying Bird as a statement that anybody could make a film, using our own phones is the easiest way to get there.
It’s peak television time, which means that way too often amazing shows pass by us before we even hear of them. You might think you are watching the best shows but you are probably missing some of the best television because no one can watch everything, and believe me I’ve tried. So I’ve decided to put together a small list of gems that not enough people watch and try to explain why you should.
Ladies and gentlemen, the big game is here. Which means it’s time for trailers and commercial, because really who cares for the game? Okay, maybe some people do but really most of us watch it for the commercials, and sometimes the halftime show.
And of course, what had to kick off the big game was Avengers: Endgame. Was there ever any doubt that we would be getting something for this film? It’s only 30 seconds long and doesn’t tell us much but it’s here and it made me just a little bit (a lot) more excited for this film to come out.
Oh, how I’ve missed you, Film Finales. And Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody as well.
I’m bringing a few series’ from my previous site and this one was one I enjoyed very much. For the reader’s unaware of the Film Finales series, they are articles revolving the final frame of the film and how that summarizes the themes of the film. So, spoilers, obviously.