Shallow Graves: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Sheila Vand is striking as The Girl wearing a full chador it is a symbol of the oppressed female, but turned into a symbol of power the way The Girl wears it like a traditional vampire cape, or waving in the wind while riding her skateboard. Much of the film is seen through her eyes as she watches over the others, particularly Atti, who she seems to have a kinship with, perhaps reminding her of her own desperation, and Arash, whom perhaps reminds her of the person she was a long time before all this vampire business.… Read More Shallow Graves: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Casting a Dystopian Gaze: Cynical Science Fiction Cinema of the 1980s

Throughout the years, as science and technology continues to evolve beyond the boundaries of our imagination, a certain sect of the culture has taken it upon itself to examine the ethical, political and social implications of our discoveries. Most oftentimes operating within the genre of science fiction, these cautionary tales have run our amazing achievements… Read More Casting a Dystopian Gaze: Cynical Science Fiction Cinema of the 1980s

Ranking the Films of the James Bond Series: #25 – Die Another Day

Die Another Day (2002) Directed by: Lee Tamahori Written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade The 20th Bond film in EON Productions official franchise, intended to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the series, Die Another Day drew the short straw in earning the distinction of the worst one of the lot. As cringeworthy as some… Read More Ranking the Films of the James Bond Series: #25 – Die Another Day

Episode 10: Kingsman Two and Horror Movie Month Preview

On this episode of the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast, we take a look at the latest entry in the Kingsman Series, The Golden Circle. We also kickoff Horror Movie Month by listing some of the movies we’re going to be watching during October. Music by AJ Bartoletti Email the show: cinemavertigogo@gmail.com Download this episode (right click… Read More Episode 10: Kingsman Two and Horror Movie Month Preview