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: Scream (5?)

I wrote a freakin’ essay this week. Reviews of Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Together Together, and The Tender Bar to drop hopefully by Friday. Scream (2022) Let me start this review by stating that I am an enormous fan of the Scream franchise. It holds a special place in my childhood that can neverContinue reading “2022 Movie Reviews: Scream (5?)”

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”

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”

Best New Year’s Eve Movies w/ Genevieve Rice

Coming off the heels of our Best Thanksgiving Movies article, Genevieve and I have prepared two individual top 10 New Year’s Films lists. Why? So you know what the crap to watch on New Year’s. I know I don’t…yet! There really isn’t any set way to determine a New Year’s movie from a Christmas movie,Continue reading “Best New Year’s Eve Movies w/ Genevieve Rice”

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”

40 Best Christmas Movies (Part 4 – #10-#1)

Well, the weather outside might soon be frightful, but this list of movies sure is delightful. Enhance your 2021 Holiday experience with the right Christmas movies and I won’t make up any more stupid ass puns you have to read. NOTE: Most of the movies on this list are widely regarded as Christmas movies, butContinue reading “40 Best Christmas Movies (Part 4 – #10-#1)”

2021 Hallmark Christmas Movie Guide w/ Audrey Farnsworth

Wow, what an adventure this Hallmark Christmas movie binge has been. It’s kind of like binge drinking for the soul, it’s all a blur for me but apparently, I watched five Hallmark Christmas movies this year and lived to tell the tale. First of all, these movies aren’t great for an ironic laugh like IContinue reading “2021 Hallmark Christmas Movie Guide w/ Audrey Farnsworth”