Tagged: Natalie Portman

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The Cast of Cthulhu: Annihilation

A fair bit of dillydallying on this episode before the discussion on Alex Garland’s criminally underseen Annihilation including a (very) lengthy discussion on WandaVision and the Disney’s grey morality as a content/art provider, a less lengthy discussion at 27:46 about why we’d rather fight with...

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Scott’s Movie Journal #7

The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino, 2019) (first view) A very promising debut. Each scene is handled in one shot, and while its bravura sometimes threatens to eclipse its beauty, the writing and performances are so honest that it doesn’t really...

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Vox Lux: God Is a Woman, by Josh Long

The transition from actor to director isn’t always a smooth one but Brady Corbet is making that move quietly and deftly. His debut feature, 2015’s haunting The Childhood of a Leader flew under the radar for most moviegoers, but was...

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“Messy” Melodrama, by Scott Nye

I can hardly imagine when melodrama hasn’t excited me, nor indeed a time when it hasn’t been casually dismissed; either as an easy shorthand for emotive performance, or as a genre entirely. As the cultural pendulum has swung more and...