EFC 3.01: Annihilation

Feat. The Music of Air

“Some questions will ruin you if you are denied the answer long enough.” – Jeff VanderMeer

Synopsis: A soldier/biologist (Natalie Portman) enters a supernatural zone called, “The Shimmer,” where her husband, (Oscar Issac) and his military team went missing a year prior. Continue reading “EFC 3.01: Annihilation”

EFC Classics – Lost Highway (1997)

Feat. The Music of Lou Reed

“I like to remember things my own way… Not necessarily the way they happened.”

I was halfway through my 2nd viewing of David Lynch’s Lost Highway (1997). It must have been daytime, for a narrow ray of sunlight shone through the barricaded window of my apartment living room, which now resembled Plato’s cave. I was a prisoner in this artificial nocturne of my own device. My only knowledge of the outside world came via the shadowy figures on the television screen in front of me. Continue reading “EFC Classics – Lost Highway (1997)”

EFC 10: The Witch

Feat. The Music of Shearwater (in a special EFC music video!)

“Oh, God, my Lord, I now begin. Oh, help me and I’ll leave my sin. For I repent and thou shall be. Thru evil I will turn to thee. Whomever shall destroy my faith. For I repent and thou shall be.”

It takes just one scene for Robert Eggers’ Witch to earn its price of admission. Maybe one shot, even. For me at least. That scene occurs at a pivotal moment in the story when Caleb, alone in the dark forest, and cradling his father’s rifle, begins frantically praying. Continue reading “EFC 10: The Witch”

New Inside Out Scoring System (Suggestions Welcome!)

Oi! Can I get some help over here? So you may have noticed the new little emotion characters at the bottom of each EFC post (I know what you’re thinking – cute, right? 🙄). And if you’ve seen Pixar’s Inside Out, or if you’ve read my Frozen Inside Out post, then you probably have at least some idea what they mean. Here I’ll explain their significance in full. And, when we get to the fun part, I’ll tell you how you can help out. But first let me back up for a second. Continue reading “New Inside Out Scoring System (Suggestions Welcome!)”