“The Handmaid’s Tale”: Book (1985) vs. Movie (1990) vs. TV Series – Season 1

Between Margaret Atwood’s seminal dystopic novel returning to the top of the charts on Amazon, and the television series based on the work earning rave reviews as well as the first ever streaming site to win the best drama award, I decided it was high time to finally crack the pages of the book. I… Read More “The Handmaid’s Tale”: Book (1985) vs. Movie (1990) vs. TV Series – Season 1

Kedi (2016)

Director: Ceyda Torun Cinematographers: Alp Korfali & Charlie Wuppermann Composer: Kira Fontana What exactly is it about cats that makes everyone lose their collective minds over them? I sometimes joke that perhaps the ancient Egyptians did not worship cats, they simply just really liked them and we have misinterpreted their significance. In that same vein,… Read More Kedi (2016)

Cronos (1993)

Writer & Director: Guillermo Del Toro Cinematographer: Guillermo Navarro Composer: Javier Álvarez Cast: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman. I really enjoy Guillermo Del Toro films, but had never seen his directorial debut until now. I recently discovered a streaming service called Kanopy, which is free for anyone with a library account. The service includes most of… Read More Cronos (1993)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

Director: Chris Smith Cinematographer: Brantley Gutierrez In 1999, Jim Carrey was chosen to play comedian Andy Kaufman in the cinematic biopic of the late comedian Man on the Moon. Carrey, upon being hired, morphed into Kaufman and embodied the comedian on set and off for the entire duration of the shoot. Along for the ride… Read More Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)