Debt to Cinema

Debt to Cinema 062: West Side Story

This week I tried something different, I didn’t watch our selection. Coming out of my whirlwind romance made me reluctant sure, but the last time I viewed this Best Picture winner was with my late grandfather, Barry, and I wasn’t quite ready for a revisit. Instead of technical details I share my recollections from having been in a production at the onset of high school #IdBuyThatForADollar

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Two Cents 072: The Beginning of the End is the Beginning

The week in which I hopefully share details about my doomed romance for the last time, Tinder goes trans friendly, Domino’s does drone delivery in New Zealand, and Steve caught Terrence Malick’s A Voyage of Time and Brainscan, while I finally checked out Westworld’s pilot and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. Also, Google and Facebook crack down on fake news ads, the possible end of the Electoral College, China continues its foothold in the movie industry, Marvel moves Inhumans to the small screen, the curious case of Watch Dogs 2, and a fun closing conversation about the future of VR, gaming, and 8K.

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Debt to Cinema 054: Victoria (2015)

This film is a different breed, a single night in Berlin, a single girl falling in love, and its told in a single shot. This isn’t a movie, this is cinematic truth. With minor detractions, Sebastian Schipper offers us an illusion of reality that defines genre. If High Noon, Before Sunrise, Birdman, and Unfriended had a baby it still wouldn’t be as beautiful as this glimpse at the future of digital filmmaking #IdBuyThatForADollar

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Debt to Cinema 036: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Last week my romance pick wasn’t quite my tempo, and this week Steve’s isn’t his. Perhaps we should start making selections for one another? For some reason, Ang Lee’s acclaimed Chinese martial arts/tragic love story, didn’t strike his fancy, but it leads to an interesting discussion on public perception of classics and the struggle of swimming against the tide of universal acclaim.