Tag: Obsessed!

Shotgun!: Bug

Bite-sized Big Shot Movie Club, no reading required! It’s a podcast! Episode 2: Julia and Sarah obsess over, among other things, whether Michael Shannon is super sexy, sorta weird, or both in Bug as part of Obsessed! month.

Big Shot: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

[embedded content] Close Encounters of the Third Kind takes place primarily in familiar suburban United States where the response to alien contact is enmeshed in the mundane. Classic everyman Richard Dreyfuss plays Roy, a likable schlubby middle-class dad who spends his evenings working on an elaborate train model while his young kids climb all over...

BIG SHOT: Law of Desire

[embedded content] Law of Desire is the first film director Pedro Almodar made under his production company El Deseo, allowing him to have full artistic control over the production. It shows. From the very beginning the film eschews any subtlety, decency, or political correctness. The result is a comedy verging on melodrama that lays the...

BIG SHOT: Sherman’s March

In Sherman’s March, Ross McElwee and his camera barrel through the South on a tour-de-force of twenty-something self-doubt and heartbreak. Such navel-gazing terrain is not my usual purview, as it’s rare that self-indulgence pays off as much for the viewer as it does for the filmmaker. It’s supposed allow for easy alignment between the film...

BIG SHOT: Sherman’s March

In Sherman’s March, Ross McElwee and his camera barrel through the South on a tour-de-force of twenty-something self-doubt and heartbreak. Such navel-gazing terrain is not my usual purview, as it’s rare that self-indulgence pays off as much for the viewer as it does for the filmmaker. It’s supposed allow for easy alignment between the film...