Movies From Swank: John Wick: Chapter 2

Will Sorg Director and veteran stuntman Chad Stahelski understands action better than almost any other filmmaker in the industry. His direction for John Wick was a seminar on fight sequences. Each stylish, heart pounding, bloody minute of the first film in the action series was choreographed to near perfection and shot with a level of professionalism that showed Stahelski knew exactly what he was doing- … Continue reading Movies From Swank: John Wick: Chapter 2

Movies from the Library: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Will Sorg Memories are weird. They are essential to human existence yet they are so very inconsistent. A memory of a particularly bad meal may be a more vivid, long lasting memory than what your grandmother’s voice sounded like. Memories simultaneously shape us and are shaped by us. Some are with us forever while others fade away moments after they are made. They are exciting, … Continue reading Movies from the Library: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

10 Amazing Movies from 2021

Will Sorg 10. The Matrix: Resurrections: Easily one of the more polarizing films of this year, The Matrix: Resurrections is very much a love it or hate it kind of film. ​​It is a bold refutation of franchise reboots and a genuinely heartfelt story on artistic fulfillment and a purely fantastic action film with some truly incredible moments. (VOD and on HBO Max on May … Continue reading 10 Amazing Movies from 2021

A List of, Objectively, the 13 Best Films of 2021

Will Sorg 13. Spiral: From The Book of Saw: The best decision that could have possibly been made for the Saw franchise was to get rid of Jigsaw and have the main character be an out-of-place Chris Rock making the tone as inconsistent as possible. This movie also gets bonus points for Samuel L. Jackson’s fake mustache. 12. Big Robert’s Big Day Out: This isn’t … Continue reading A List of, Objectively, the 13 Best Films of 2021

Movies From Swank: Kill Bill: Volumes One and Two

Will Sorg Kill Bill is a duology made as an ode to film. They are love letters to East Asian 1970s action films, to American westerns, to cinema itself. But for a pair of films so filled with love, they are, ironically, a tale of violence, betrayal and revenge. The Bride, played by Uma Thurman, is a former member of The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. … Continue reading Movies From Swank: Kill Bill: Volumes One and Two

Movies from Swank: Pixels

Will Sorg Before Sony Pictures studio decided to make Pixels into an underwhelming, soulless, comedy about Adam Sandler shooting aliens that look like 80’s video game mascots, there was actually a very interesting origin story to the film. In 2010, Patrick Jean made a 3 minute short film entitled Pixels. It was very simplistic: a TV explodes and releases various 80’s video game characters into … Continue reading Movies from Swank: Pixels

Movies from the Swank: Pixels

Will Sorg Before Sony Pictures studio decided to make Pixels into an underwhelming, soulless, comedy about Adam Sandler shooting aliens that look like 80’s video game mascots, there was actually a very interesting origin story to the film. In 2010, Patrick Jean made a 3 minute short film entitled Pixels. It was very simplistic: a TV explodes and releases various 80’s video game characters into … Continue reading Movies from the Swank: Pixels

Movies from Swank: Where the Wild Things Are

Will Sorg Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are has been a central book in the lives of American children since its release in 1963. It is a simple, yet deeply engaging picture book about a rowdy young boy named Max who travels to an island filled with monsters, known as Wild Things. Sendak tried to adapt the book into a film … Continue reading Movies from Swank: Where the Wild Things Are