Category Archives: Is This Someone?

Marilyn Monroe

Why do so many people still care about Marilyn Monroe? Why is she so much bigger than other actresses of the time, or other eras’ biggest sex symbols? I never considered these questions until I incidentally watched her on screen. I … Continue reading

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Federico Fellini

It gets difficult to come up with more ways to describe movies I love, so I’m gonna get into some movies I don’t. Federico Fellini is kind of the epitome of the European film artist. Some of those guys add … Continue reading

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Kathryn Bigelow

People might not expect you to know who Kathryn Bigelow is but they should. She’s the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director and she’s the most prominent female director in Hollywood almost by default. Even if … Continue reading

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen is a tough director (and writer and actor) to recommend. He can be really off-putting, and in fact the first time I saw a movie he starred in I refused to watch any more for a long time. … Continue reading

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David Lynch

David Lynch can’t be described without eventually going through the word “weird”. If you’ve seen his TV show Twin Peaks you get it, although from what I’ve seen that’s as normal as he gets. He’s known for bringing an unprecedented … Continue reading

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