Posted in November 2009

A Useful Review: Sin Nombre, 2009, dir. Cary Fukunaga

Sin Nombre is the kind of meticulously crafted and confident film you’d expect from a seasoned director; you might, then, be surprised to learn that it is actually the debut feature from filmmaker Cary Fukunaga. This is an auspicious beginning for Fukunaga; a combination of equal parts road trip movie, immigration story, and tale of … Continue reading

The Effects of FX

We can look back over even just a decade of film and be impressed by how many advances have been made in the special effects field. We can also smile with amusement over how the state-of-the-art effects of yesteryear now look obvious and crummy by today’s standards; this shouldn’t be a big surprise, as the … Continue reading