The Neon Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Neon Demon is a flashy and beautiful film set in the modeling industry in Los Angeles. As the movie plays the use of lights and editing techniques makes it feel as though you are in some cases watching an art installation come to life. At first glance you would not expect this to be a horror film, but as it progresses the darkness that lies within the world of the models slowly begins to leak out. Continue reading “The Neon Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Pooka! Movie Review from @kleffnotes

After movie to Los Angeles an actor in search of work winds up at an interesting audition. While he has a monologue prepared the casting agent is far more interested in whether he can perform certain actions in a specific order. when he gets cast as Pooka for a massive holiday marketing campaign what seemed like a simple job becomes far more complicated. Continue reading “Pooka! Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

New Year’s Eve Ideas from @kleffnotes

2018 is drawing to a close and if you are spending your evening by yourself or with others I thought I’d share some suggestions for how to celebrate the day in some capacity. No matter what your day looks like with the year ending there are a number of ways you can ring in a new year, even if you aren’t actually up or free at midnight. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve Ideas from @kleffnotes”

2018 Movie Highlights from @kleffnotes

With 2018 drawing to a close I thought that I would share some of the movies I really enjoyed this year. Now this isn’t even a remotely definitive list of things that came out in 2018 and I also want to point out that I picked things that had come out near the end of the year. I am sure other lists have covered the major blockbusters and the earlier movies I think have been mentioned all year round. So in short here are four movies I enjoyed that came out between October and the end of the year. Continue reading “2018 Movie Highlights from @kleffnotes”

The Ice Cream Truck Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Mary just moved back to the town she grew up in and is trying to adjust to suburbia. For the first time in ages she is alone, but only because her kids are still in school. As a writer she has the flexibility to move earlier than the rest of her family and get the house set up. What strikes her about this new neighborhood is that there is an ice cream truck that drives through almost all day long. With strange neighbors and this ice cream truck circling Mary isn’t exactly feeling at ease in her new home. Continue reading “The Ice Cream Truck Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Hunter Trailer Review from @kleffnotes

Hunter is a horror/thriller film that won’t be a releasing until next year, but I had the opportunity to check out the trailer a little bit in advance. Set in the streets of Chicago, Hunter has been homeless since the deaths of his mother and sister roughly 10 months before the start of the movie. While just a murder could lead someone to feel lost and alone, this murder was even more diabolical than anything you could expect. Continue reading “Hunter Trailer Review from @kleffnotes”

I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians Movie Review from @kleffnotes

I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians recently screened at the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema festival presented by The Romanian Film Initiative, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Jacob Burns Film Center. This film from Radu Jude kicked off a showcase of his work, which included his popular third film Aferim!. This film focuses on a World War II reenactment and through this lens a discussion of how history is remembered and presented is expanded upon. Continue reading “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Touch Me Not Movie Review from @kleffnotes

In November, Touch Me Not kicked off the Romanian Film Initiative, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Jacob Burns Film Center event, Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema. This is the debut film from Romanian director, Adina Pintilie. Touch Me Not is a jarringly beautiful film that examines the human body and the idea of intimacy, while also showcasing the connection between the subjects as well as Pintilie herself. Continue reading “Touch Me Not Movie Review from @kleffnotes”