Waxing [Cinematically]: Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon is the ultimate side-project film. I don’t mean that that to degrade what he has done, nor suggest that it wasn’t given its fair time to produce. It was a good movie; and it didn’t feel at any part like it cut corners to get going. Well, that’s not entirely true. […]

Waxing [Cinematically]: “Gravity”

I had high expectations for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. That’s an understatement. I had almost laughably high expectations for it. After seeing the first trailer I said “there’s no way a studio would finance this unless it was going to be the move of the decade.” And then I went on predicting it would be. There […]

Waxing [Cinematically] The Spectacular Now

Hollywood has gotten really, really good at retelling the same story. Going to see movies these days, I can’t help but shake the “I’ve seen this play out before” feeling, or predicting an ending, or being disappointed that a director/writer didn’t take a turn when they had an opportunity. If there’s one thing to single […]