Lucas McNelly @lmcnelly is the award-winning filmmaker behind UP COUNTRY, BLANC DE BLANC, and GRAVIDA. Maybe you've heard of him. Maybe you haven't.
Much of it boils down to the struggle to create something, to use that God-given talent to the best of your ability.
I cannot imagine someone with any amount of appreciation for the Beatles or their music who would not thoroughly enjoy this film.
It occasionally has the feel of a great director coasting along.
Cinematic comfort food to delight the senses.
A top-notch thriller the likes of which most films can only dream of duplicating, even if they duplicate everything else.
Everything seems likely, even the extremely unlikely, and by keeping us guessing, Bergman keeps us watching, time and time again.
Do the Holy Scriptures change or must we change the context in which we view them?
It aims to provoke a reaction in the belief that it is better to be found spectacularly bad than dull.
Chinatown is a place where perception is not always reality.
Hands down, one of the greatest things ever put on film.