Damien Chazelle is not even 40 but is one of the most exciting directors in Hollywood.
Damien Chazelle is not yet 40 years old, but is one of the most exciting American filmmakers working today.
The pitch is sound: 1973’s The Exorcist, but found footage.
In 2013, Damien Chazelle premiered at Sundance a short film called Whiplash designed to build up interest in creating a feature film version of the story.
The Last Exorcism: Part II is dreadfully boring.
I’ve noted multiple times throughout this retrospective that Damien Chazelle likes to trace the challenges of musicians and creatives in his movies, requiring that they sacrifice some of themselves to achieve fulfillment.
The idiom “tight as a drum” refers to the tension of a piece of leather on a frame when creating a drumhead.
Cloverfield is the definitive 9/11 genre film.
Saying that 10 Cloverfield Lane is a different kind of movie from Cloverfield is an understatement.
“We lost, by the way.”