Always Be My Maybe is a rom-com whether a “meant to be” relationship can actually work in practice.
HOLLYWOOD fights back in Tarantino’s latest fairy tale [review]Commentary, Film and Television, Uncategorized
Quentin Tarantino’s latest is a dark fairy tale about a town that produces fictional happy endings by the hundreds while providing too few real ones.
MIDSOMMAR is a folk horror fever dream [review]Commentary, Film and Television
Ari Aster’s hotly-anticipated follow-up to Hereditary is a hallucinatory fever dream that fuses coming-of-age drama with vintage occult horror.
NIGHTMARE CINEMA worth price of admission [review]Commentary, Film and Television
Nightmare Cinema is a love letter to horror movies that may make you never want to set foot in a theatre again.
John Wick’s Excellent Adventure – PARABELLUM [review]Commentary, Film and Television
There’s a slightly surreal vibe to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
HIGH LIFE is an enigmatic new space odyssey [review]Commentary, Film and Television
Claire Denis’s High Life is a confounding sci-fi psychodrama starring Robert Pattinson as the last surviving inmate of an outer space prison.
MA is a bizarro stalker thriller [review]Commentary, Film and Television
Tate Taylor’s Ma is a knowingly absurd take on stalker movie clichés.
EXTREMELY WICKED is shockingly tastefulCommentary, Film and Television
When a splashy trailer for Netflix’s star-studded Ted Bundy biopic dropped earlier this year, it set off a firestorm of controversy.
The tightly-edited clip for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile suggested a tongue-in-cheek approach to the sordid story, prompting comparisons to a heist movie and accusations that the film was glorifying Bundy. (The fact that the notorious serial killer was to be played by former teen idol Zac Efron certainly contributed to that impression.)
“Let’s Get Ready for Dumbo!” [review]Commentary, Film and Television, Uncategorized
Tim Burton’s lavish Dumbo remake is a visually stunning update that captures the sorrow and joy of the original.
Top Ten Films of 2018Commentary, Film and Television
A lot of cool movies hit screens large and small this year, including the best Marvel movie yet, several inventive sci-fi flicks, and some truly freaky horror gems. Not to mention, a handful of excellent satirical period pieces by Armando Iannucci and the Coen Brothers.
Forget “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Watch “Bad Santa” instead.Commentary, Film and Television
Few movies are as entrenched in the Christmas canon as A Christmas Carol, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. But one of these films is not like the other.