Archives - Jotham Vega

‘Three Colours: Blue’: A Great Beginning

This is probably one of the most impactful films I have ever watched, and one that everyone else should watch as well.

‘Men’: A Very Hollow Comedy

There is nothing really to say about this movie. It has a short runtime, but it seems to go on forever.

‘The Needle’: in no particular order

The more I think about 'The Needle,' the more I seem to enjoy it.

‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On’: no hollow film here

"Marcel the Shell" has such a whimsy that is reminiscent of both Ghibli and Pixar’s greatest hits.

‘Yahha’: As experimental as the Soviet Rock scene

The perfect way to say what this film is in between, but not fully, in the states of narrative film, documentary, or even experimentalism.

‘Pinocchio’ (2022): Disney wished on another wrong star

I cannot find any joy in this film, even as a guilty pleasure. I find nothing but pure unadulterated nihilism.

‘Elvis’: I Can’t Help Falling in Boredom With Him

The film spans the entire life of Elvis without ever asking the question: What new insight can I add to a life already as exceptional as his?

Ambulance: Is Michael Bay having fun again?

I would really despise this film if it tried to be deeper than it really is. But Bay made an engaging film that doesn’t let go of you until the final piece of tension breaks.

‘Last Night in Soho’: Edgar Wright is the master of comedy

In its role as a dramatic first in Edgar Wright’s career, this film disappointed. It stands as a better example of a genre it doesn’t want to be — comedy — than of a thriller.

“The Matrix Resurrections:” How deep does the mundaneness go?

It seems like director Lana Wachowski really tried to  throw every idea against the wall to see what sticks. However, when some ideas fell off the wall, she forced them to stick anyway.