Sordid Cinema

June 15, 2018

30 Years Later: ‘Bull Durham’ Swings for The Fences and Knocks it Out The Park

A fantastical sports romance that trucks in endless vulgarities, Bull Durham feels both grounded and mystical, ensuring its place as a true American classic.
June 15, 2018
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25 Years Later: ‘Jurassic Park’ Still Towers Over its Sequels in Imagination, Contemplation, and Blockbuster Fun

Looking back at the fantastical adventure film that spurred a franchise As far as directorial triumphs go, the fact that Steven Spielberg released both Schindler’s List (1993) and Jurassic Park (1993) in the same calendar year is quite the feat. Remarkably, it speaks to his testament as a filmmaker that he had the ability to […]
June 15, 2018
Incredibles 2

‘Incredibles 2’ Is a Worthy Sidekick to the Original

Some clumsiness with its messages aside, Incredibles 2 is a sequel that justifies its existence with sharp dialogue and gorgeous visuals.
June 12, 2018
Goal III

‘Goal III’ is a Prime Example of How Not To Make a World Cup Movie

Cinema, for all its popularity, cannot compete with the power of soccer. Films such as Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther may have scored billions of dollars in box office revenue, but this is nothing compared to the expected 3.4 billion people expected to tune into the 2018 World Cup. […]
June 11, 2018

‘Westworld’ Ep.2.08: “Kiksuya” Gives Ghost Nation the Story They Deserve

“Kiksuya” is the episode Westworld desperately needed. While the show’s depiction of ShogunWorld left us a little wanting, episode eight of season two expertly fleshes out the story of Ghost Nation. So long reduced to peripheral characters of the show, “Kiksuya” rightfully centres Ghost Nation and their leader Akecheta (Zahn […]
June 10, 2018
Truman Show

20th Anniversary: ‘The Truman Show’ and the Bursting of Bubbles

"How's it going to end?" 20 years later, a retrospective on The Truman Show.
June 7, 2018

‘Upgrade’ Is an Exploitation Film Disguised As Science Fiction

'Upgrade' doesn’t have quite the same impact or import as the classic '70s revenge films it is inspired by, but it’s a hell of a thriller, which is good enough.
June 7, 2018

Cinema’s Ultimate Jerks #20: Dennis Nedry (Jurassic Park)

Cinema's Ultimate Jerks is a celebration of the characters we love to hate in the movies we love to love. This week we'll be talking about Dennis Nedry from the 1993 movie, Jurassic Park.
June 6, 2018

‘Hereditary’ Broods in Unspeakable Terror

'Hereditary' already seems like a movie primed for rewatching, if you can stomach the unspeakable terror it unleashes.
June 4, 2018
Les Ecorches

‘Westworld’ Ep.2.07: “Les Ecorches” Shows Us the Park’s True Purpose

Westworld, Season 2, Episode 7: “Les Ecorches” Written by Gina Atwater Directed by Nicole Kassell Airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO “Les Ecorches” is the most exciting episode of Westworld season two yet, answering many burning questions about the park while setting the fuse for future episodes to […]