Category: Movie Reviews

Amazon just hijacked the word Utopia and turned it from light to dark

I have to admit, I was a little bit excited about watching Amazon’s new show Utopia. First of all, I’m a Utopian – I’ve always been someone who dreams about the possibility of a better world. Second, I saw the trailer and even though reality has been incredibly grim...

Satan Deserves An Oscar for his role in Beauty and the Beast

2017 is a strange world for this kid who was raised in the hippie christian 1970s and bizarro mega church 1980s. I never thought I would see a movie where Satan played the male romantic lead without having to even change his appearance. But there it is, Satan, Baphomet,...

The Interview – Crap with Political Crap

If you haven’t heard of The Interview – you either live in North Korea or you don’t use the internet -either way, the chances are that you aren’t reading this – so, never mind. Just in case you fall into some third category – here it is in a...

Rush – The Art of Fast Cars and Beautiful Drama – A Review

I’m not much of a sports guy. When someone says “Who’s your team?” I usually have to think about it and I generally pick Seattle because that’s where I was born. I don’t really like watching sports, I’m not into NASCAR, I don’t really go for motorcycles or the...

A Memento of Henri Bergson – Christopher Nolan’s Memento

A Memento of Henri Bergson by Vago Damitio You may think that you are free, but you are not. You may think that each action you take is an unrestrained choice, but it is not. You ( and everyone else) are incarcerated in a prison that controls every action...

Looking for Richard – A Film Review

Looking for Richard and Looking for Relevance by Vago Damitio It would seem that one of the major tasks facing filmmakers and story tellers of all stripes today is to find relevance between the story being told and the lives we lead. This search for relevance is not simply...

Short Film Reviews – The Seventh Seal, Homerun, The Big Lebowski, Three Days of the Condor, Dogma, Ansel Adams Biography, E2, David Brower and His Fight to Save Wild America

Some thoughts on some films by VagoDamitio The Seventh Seal(1958) This was interesting. Essentially a medieval peasant western with a lot of very sharp philosophy and criticism all steeped in religious overtones and an almost overpowering existential neurosis. Essentially, the questions boil down to ‘What is it for and...

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – A Short Review

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – a short review by Vago Damitio In terms of keeping you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next, this movie gets a perfect score. It was amusing, well scripted, and pleasantly captured the sense...

Slaughterhouse Five (the film)- A Review

Slaughterhouse Five (the film)- A Review by Vago Damitio This wasn’t a terrible film. It seemed to stay fairly true to the book, however, they did a fairly bad job of making Billy Pilgrim age effectively. This was distracting. Pilgrim was perhaps a bad job of casting, though the...

The Third Man – a very short review by Vago Damitio

The Third Man A very short review by Vago Damitio I suppose this might have been the movie that personified a genre, but it didn’t work for me. I enjoyed it, but not enough to remember anything but annoyance. The message from the smirking Orson Wells, however, that killing...