Category Archive: Film

Vampire’s Kiss: The Rage in Cage

There was a time when I considered Nicolas Cage my favorite actor, and not in some ironic way. This is a man, after all, who distanced himself from his relationship to one Hollywood’s… Continue reading

Late Pass: Steven Soderberg’s Haywire

“I’ve never done a woman before” “Oh you shouldn’t think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake.” So says spec-ops contractor Kenneth (Ewan McGregor) to Paul (Michael Fassbinder), charging him… Continue reading

Late Pass: The Rum Diary

Late Pass is a new column on Projector. While we see a lot of movies, we don’t always take a critics eye to them the first time around. But thanks to Netflix, Amazon,… Continue reading

When Wes Anderson Visits Madison Avenue

Perhaps you’ve already seen Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom. If so, consider yourself lucky–  despite already having the hipster hoards salivating for its release, the film had a surprisingly limited opening last… Continue reading

What We Saw This Week: Friends With Kids & The Raid: Redemption

Here at Projector, we try to maintain a fair and balanced appreciation of film. If there’s one thing we like as much as a genuine romantic comedy with an intriguing twist, it’s a… Continue reading

The Mystery of Chessboxing: a review of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Far be it for me to complain about a movie being too smart, too complex, too slow, or too damn British. After all, I’m a huge fan of cool, intricate works like The… Continue reading

Cinemetrics: The Digital “Fingerprints” of Film

Cinemetrics refers to a unique process of digitally analyzing a movie’s various characteristics, and creating dynamic visual representations of the data. The creation of this new type of infographic formed the graduate thesis… Continue reading

The Year in Film: Our Favorite Movies of 2011

This was yet another year with some of the most-anticipated films crammed into its final months, keeping them fresh in memory for the coming award-season. For this reason, we didn’t manage to see… Continue reading

Pay it Backward–The Yakuza (1974)

“A Man Never Forgets. A Man Pays His Debts.” The Yakuza –Tagline An action film of uncommon sensitivity, The Yakuza is all about upholding a code of honor and responsibility. As mentioned in… Continue reading

Project: Martha Marcy May Marlene… Or How I Learned That Everyone is Out To Get Me

Let’s start with that ending. The conclusion to this capital I Indie film is one of the boldest, brashest endings in recent memory. I once joked to a friend while watching that Tom… Continue reading