‘Creep 2’: The Struggle To Make ‘Good’ Art

A Recap There are three key take-aways from Creep (2014).  Josef has killed before.  Josef will kill again.  Josef is a filmmaker, albeit an incredibly unethical one.  Grave Encounters Where Creep is a slow descent into the unknown, Creep 2 (2017) is the process of unpacking what we’ve witnessed in the last installment. This ‘unpacking’ is done by our new protagonist, Sara (Desiree Akhavan) who … Continue reading ‘Creep 2’: The Struggle To Make ‘Good’ Art

‘Nobody Knows I’m Here’ – On Escapism and Feeling Seen

  There is a verse in the titular song from Gaspar Antillo’s 2020 slow-burn drama Nobody Knows I’m Here, that goes as follows: “Here I lie and watch the stars, feel I’m dreaming all my life. Here’s the love I forgot, my heart’s dancing glow. Something’s wrong, I don’t belong.” It’s the heartbreaking, intimate ballad that both liberates Memo (Jorge Garcia & Lukas Vergara), and … Continue reading ‘Nobody Knows I’m Here’ – On Escapism and Feeling Seen

Review – ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ – A Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-Filled Review

It’s around 2:30 AM, and I’m in a groupchat with 6 other people with whom I watched I’m Thinking of Ending Things. We’re all in different timezones, 2:30AM to me is 5PM to someone else, and 6AM to another person. The groupchat is flooding with a constant influx of messages that are either filled with theories or pure confusion. This goes on for about an … Continue reading Review – ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ – A Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-Filled Review