The turn of the 21st century seems to have inspired a wave of neo-noirs. There were a few in the late 1990s that did well and likely kicked off the genre’s revival. L.A. Confidential (1997) was a stylish neo-noir that garnered numerous Oscars, as did The Usual Suspects (1995). Smart dialogue, dark themes and a sense of doom pervade these great neo-noirs of the early 2000s.Read More
The Dark Knight
The first decade of the new millennium got off to a raucous and controversial start. And things never quite settled down after that. The upheavals continue to this day, culturally, politically, and artistically. All the tumult seems to have sparked a particularly expansive era in filmmaking. Less traditional stories were being told about less traditional characters. Here are my picks for the best films of the 2000s, domestic and foreign.
“What the hell just happened?” That’s what it felt like to discover Christopher Nolan the first time. Winston Churchill used this phrase to describe Communist Russia, and I feel it applies to Christopher Nolan, too: “...a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.” To me, the key to understanding Christopher Nolan films is understanding neuroscience—how our brains work and how it affects our perception. Here are my favorites.Read More
When seeing the list of blockbusters about to hit the big screen in 2018, I couldn’t help to think of some of my favorite movies from the past! Let’s take a trip down memory lane with my personal favorite "night in" movies turning 10 this year that you should add to your DVD Netflix queue.Read More
For much of our lives, gear is what matters. Getting and having the right kind of stuff is your goal. Though in the end gear doesn't matter, here are my favorite movies with gear that’s even cooler than a yellow Mustang.Read More