The Marvel Cinematic Universe is not improperly named. It really is galactic in size, both in the breadth of the settings and the endless chore that has becoming keeping track of all the canon. It’s so huge I’m going to have to publish this in multiple parts, meaning this will be a multi-part article criticizing the practice of multi-part storytelling. Thanks for making me look like a hypocrite, Marvel.
By Mary Thornton
For the 19th year, the Brooklyn Film Festival boasts selections from all over the world. With 107 films from 31 countries, there was no shortage of impressive films both feature-length and short. With an overall theme for the festival of "Experiment," there was no better place to be to be exposed to the up and coming people and trends in film.
By Amber Broyles
Today, the film market is so over saturated that it’s nearly impossible to wade through and find something you can truly enjoy. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Diversity is always good and in the end it makes finding a new creator you connect with all the sweeter. It’s even more of a win when you watch something unassuming on a whim and it becomes one of the films that later shapes how you see the industry. Blue Ruin did just that for me. For a film from a relatively unseasoned writer director it struck a huge chord, thus, I had to add Saulnier to my very, very short list of filmmakers I’m loyal to. So, naturally Green Room had me more excited about a film then I had been in a long time. I’ll admit it might’ve fallen short of my expectations. Still, it made me re-evaluate why Blue Ruin originally meant so much to me and why I respect Saulnier as a creator.
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