Emily Strong

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,...
Ah, yes, the American Dream. It’s what has attracted countless immigrants to the land of opportunity, right? But shortly after arriving, there are so many instances in which said immigrants face the h...
“I’m not an animal!” I don’t need to tell you that Robert De Niro is arguably one of the best and most committed actors to ever live. I don’t need to tell you that Joe Pesci ’s mere presence in a coun...
“At-mos-phè-re! At-mos-phè-re! Do I look like an at-mos-phè-re?” Atmosphere is precisely what Marcel Carné ’s Hôtel du Nord is all about. Arletty’s character of Raymonde (a prostitute) shouts these wo...
“Don’t jump to conclusions.” Well, it’s a whodunnit. When you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, right? Well, that’s at least how our narrator, American film director Leo Kopernick ( Adrien Brody ), p...
The first impression I get from writer/director Christos Nikou ’s Apples is that it bears a strong resemblance to that of the films by fellow Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos . Blending deadpan, black...
Is it ever too late to start over? So, what would you do if your father came out of the closet at the age of 75 years old? Well, if you’re writer/director Mike Mills , you make a movie about it. And w...
Out of all of the films that director David Lean made during his legendary career, he admits himself that Summertime is his favorite. Not Dr. Zhivago . Not The Bridge on the River Kwai . Not Lawrence...
“Let’s forget about being afraid. Just take the adventure.” Just over ten years after the adorable and industrious one-inch-tall shell named Marcel stole the hearts of many with his hilarious and touc...
Well, they say everything is bigger in Texas, including its films, apparently. A giant story. A giant load of themes. Giant characters with giant lifestyles. And certainly, a giant runtime. If anythin...

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