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2022 Movie Reviews: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy / The Tender Bar / Together Together

An anthology romance from Japan, a coming-of-age tale from George Clooney, and a pseudo-rom-com about surrogate birth. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy Some of the most gorgeously nuanced and affecting writing and acting you’ll see all year is in Japanese filmmaker, Ryusuku Hamaguchi‘s relationship anthology, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy. While it has nothing toContinue reading “2022 Movie Reviews: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy / The Tender Bar / Together Together”

2022 Movie Reviews: Parallel Mothers / Boiling Point / Novice

Everything was delicious this week. Parallel Mothers It’s been said countless times before, but here goes – no one does melodrama like Pedro Almodovar. He’s a filmmaker of such emotional intelligence it drives me wild. Basically, for the newbs out there, what the Spanish auteur does is take a ridiculously twisty plot, of what wouldContinue reading “2022 Movie Reviews: Parallel Mothers / Boiling Point / Novice”

Best TV of 2021

I didn’t see all the television I wanted to this year, but what can I say? I’m a movie guy. However, I did see some truly unique and incredible shit on the small screen this year that rivaled almost everything at the box office. Let’s start counting down my Top Ten… 10. (tie) Chucky andContinue reading “Best TV of 2021”

2022 Movie Reviews: Being the Ricardos / The Lost Daughter / Mass

Even the not-good one I enjoyed. Being the Ricardos Not exactly the obnoxiously motor-mouthed Sorkin I anticipated but certainly not the rich character study others are suggesting. Once you accept that it’s fluff it’s quite easy to get lost in its perky energy, broad performances, and stunning mediocrity. Being the Ricardos takes place over oneContinue reading “2022 Movie Reviews: Being the Ricardos / The Lost Daughter / Mass”

2021 Movie Reviews: Don’t Look Up / Nightmare Alley / Red Rocket

Two duds and a bonafide stud. Don’t Look Up I didn’t like this movie at all but that doesn’t mean I don’t agree with its message. No, I’m not a climate change denier or closet MAGA, I’m simply an Adam McKay denier, meaning I don’t think he’s made a decent movie since The Big ShortContinue reading “2021 Movie Reviews: Don’t Look Up / Nightmare Alley / Red Rocket”

2021 Movie Reviews: Spider-Man: No Way Home / The Tragedy of Macbeth / The Matrix Resurrections

Two multi-million dollar action blockbusters and a Shakespeare adaptation from a Coen brother. Spider-Man: No Way Home Certainly poised to be the biggest money earner of the year, Spider-Man: No Way Home arrived with a lot of buzz and Marvel nerd ramblings about how it was going to be the best Marvel movie ever made,Continue reading “2021 Movie Reviews: Spider-Man: No Way Home / The Tragedy of Macbeth / The Matrix Resurrections”

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