Emily Strong

“Jaaaaaaaaaammmmmeeeessss!” We’re only about one month into 2023 and there is already a film to come out that has left me completely and utterly stunned. It shocks you; it makes you squirm, and it hyp...
“I’ve written myself into my screenplay.” Leave to Charlie Kaufman (with the help of “Donald Kaufman”) to pen one of the most neurotic and meta stories ever that also manages to be mind-blowingly inno...
How does one cure a drought-ridden town in the middle of Kansas? Well, you call the handsome and charming rainmaker of course! And maybe he can bring more than just a little rain to this Midwest rural...
“Some things there’s no moving on from.” The concept of The Banshees of Inisherin is something so simple. Yet from it there spouts a well of introspective and evocative questions that perhaps every hu...
“I like to remember things my own way.” When Fred Madison ( Bill Pullman ), a saxophone player based in Los Angeles, speaks these words to detectives in the beginning of Lost Highway , Lynch, I feel,...
With a deadline looming over the troubled sailors, Hal Ashby ’s The Last Detail makes the film’s numbered days last as long as possible with its simple plot and generous humanity. Starring Jack Nichol...
“You either are a star or you ain’t. And honey, I am.” Every once in a while, there is a movie that comes along that leaves you completely awestruck. A cinematic feat that leaves you in a perpetual st...
A bit similar to his acclaimed 2017 film, Call Me by Your Name , with his latest film, Bones and All , director Luca Guadagnino tackles another forbidden love story. But this one requires, let’s just...
On again, off again. In love, out of love. Going back to school, starting a new job. Everything is fluid and everything is changing in the whimsical and lustful drama from French director Jacques Audi...
The unsettling and hazy atmosphere in the pristinely crafted Cure is heavy and hypnotic, and it is only ever broken by bursts of raw emotion or the bluntly-shown murders. Blending the noir with soft m...
“But I am in love with her, Your Highness! I feel terrible.” Ah, yes! A classic case of the lonely heart butler being mistaken for a prince by a beautiful, young countess. What could go wrong?...
“You must, in fact, stand in front of the public and God and obliterate yourself.” Sixteen years after the release of his acclaimed film Little Children , Todd Field has finally returned to the direct...
A vampire murder mystery? Sure! Why not? So, the intentions of this movie are perhaps a bit unclear. You have the famed director of Dracula , Tod Browning , teaming up with the man who is the embodime...
“Please let me keep this memory, just this one.” What do you get when you combine the weird and innovative nature of a Charlie Kaufman script with the daring visuals of director Michel Gondry ? Obviou...
“The ink that made blood flow.” How this film was able to be made is still a bit of a mystery to me. Made in a Germany-occupied France during World War II and produced by a German production company,...

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