Posts by jburchardt

Netflix Weekly: SPECTRAL

You know what’s incredible? When you can watch a movie that rocks your foundation, when a film provides you an experience that you’ll never forget and it inspires you along your quest of life. Or how about the flip side: those days where you watch a film so terrible it
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Netflix Weekly: MUTE

By the end of Mute, I was reminded of a few things i’ve picked up on my lifelong journey through cinema. Things about passion projects, ambition, and a moment from the 1998 film Zero Effect — a great semi-film noir piece and the debut of filmmaker Jake Kasdan. In the film,
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Netflix Weekly: MUDBOUND

I felt anger almost immediately after the credits started rolling for Mudbound, though it was not due to the film’s quality. As of this writing, I’m grateful that some good is rising out of the ashes that was the garbage fire year of 2017, for myself personally and the world.
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Netflix Weekly: DEATH NOTE

Death Note is unfamiliar territory to me, in a sense. Personally speaking, I don’t fall into the tug-of-war that is medium comparison that often. What I mean is, I usually don’t know a movie’s source material before I see it. I rarely read the book beforehand (a lot of times
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