The Sixth Sense: Uncovering the OTHER Plot Twist

The Sixth Sense is known the world over as M. Night Shyamalan's masterpiece. Some say his only masterpiece, but I'm not going to trash the guy. I'm not a filmmaker so what right dare I trash the Master of the Plot Twist?! Starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, 1999's The Sixth Sense is the … Continue reading The Sixth Sense: Uncovering the OTHER Plot Twist

Knives Out and its BRILLIANT Political Satire

Knives Out is arguably the most groundbreaking whodunit released this century. Granted, it's a bit early to tell. Benoit Blanc has yet to cement his legacy in other entries or media. Hercule Poirot's got a one-century head start on him. Sherlock's got two. Last time, I laid out how the film's plot inventively subverted murder … Continue reading Knives Out and its BRILLIANT Political Satire

How Knives Out SHATTERS Murder Mystery Conventions

Knives Out, Rian Johnson's 2019 offering, is a surpsingly entertaining whodunit with immense rewatch value. It's also a superbly crafted film that upended conventions. And...it somehow made detective fiction cool again. Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle are long gone, so...high time to inject the genre with new blood! Enter Rian Johnson and his unorthodox … Continue reading How Knives Out SHATTERS Murder Mystery Conventions

Sound of Metal and the Virtue of Stoicism

Sound of Metal made a modest splash at the Oscars this year, racking up victories in the Editing and Sound categories. The film, released in 2019 and distributed by Amazon in 2020, showcases the auditory decline of a heavy metal drummer. Sound of Metal. Amazon. 2020. As his hearing deteriorates, Ruben is thrown from a … Continue reading Sound of Metal and the Virtue of Stoicism