Un prophète (A Prophet): I Predict a Great Film in Your Future


Un prophète (A Prophet) (2009)

Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: France | Italy
Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif


Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is an Algerian Muslim living in France. At the age of nineteen, Malik is arrested and sentenced to six years in prison for attacking police officers. Shortly after arriving he is approached by the Corsican Mafia Continue reading

Twister: An Okie Separates Fact from Fiction

Olympic Rings

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in my very first blogathon. Screenkicker has launched the first Screenkicker Olympics, showcasing reviews and articles about actors and films from all around this great, wide world. I took the opportunity to represent the great state of Oklahoma and our fascinating (albeit, sometimes terrifying) weather, as seen in the movie, Twister. You can read the intro below and then follow the provided link to access the full article. Continue reading

Waking Life (Essay): Drugs, Dreams, and The Cinematic Epiphany – Warning! Spoilers Ahead!

A Holy Moment

I am always amazed at the juxtaposition in conversations shared between groups of intellects and groups of stoners. Comparatively, the subject matter in both factions generally consists of mind bending concepts and theories, with the participants engaging in hideous displays of grandiloquence (for instance; juxtaposition, comparatively, and grandiloquence). Where the two parties deviate is in the presentation. Continue reading

Waking Life: A visual and mental kaleidoscope of surrealism

Waking Life

Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation | Drama
Country: US
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Wiley Wiggins, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

Richard Linklater (Slackers, Dazed and Confused, A Scanner Darkly) teams up with Producer Tommy Pallotta and Art Director Bob Sabiston to ambitiously create a feature length film implementing the 21st century’s version of rotoscoping (overlaying live action footage with animation). Waking Life is an exercise in both visual and mental stimulation, daring viewers to accept the surreal realities of dreams and what they may teach us about traversing our waking lives. Continue reading