Comedy

Palm Springs

It’s worth remembering that the script for Groundhog Day was, like, way darker than the final movie; the idea of a day endlessly repeating, and how that might feel for those trapped within it, has got legs. Remakes and sequels haven’t followed, and that’s a good thing, but the potential mileage is obvious, and it […]

Palm Springs
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Drama

NOMADLAND (2020) & SOUND OF METAL (2019)

“CINEMA” REVIEWS: NOMADLAND (2020) & SOUND OF METAL (2019) Due to the being very busy at my day job I have fallen slightly behind with my film reviews. Thus, I am consolidating two quality dramas I have watched in a double bill review presentation. In fact, it is quite apt that these two films are […]

“CINEMA” REVIEWS: NOMADLAND (2020) & SOUND OF METAL (2019)
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Drama

Film Review: Short Eyes (dir by Robert M. Young) 1977

Last night, fully intent on just viewing one movie before going to bed, I decided to watch the 1977 film, Short Eyes. Why I thought that was a good idea, I’m not sure. Even though I didn’t know much about the film, I did know that it was a gritty prison drama that was written […]

Film Review: Short Eyes (dir by Robert M. Young)
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Drama

Eyes Wide Shut

Not fun. Not sexy. Release date: July 16, 1999Director: Stanley Kubrick Language: English Who should watch this movie: Cynics with very specific kinks. Fans of 90s Nicole Kidman. When should you watch this movie: Stone cold sober on a Tuesday (go for a run after). The sell: I can’t find it right now but […]

Eyes Wide Shut
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Action

Saul Wick – Nobody (2021)

Embracing your inner badass. So this is about an everyday person (Bob Odenkirk). He’s an unremarkable family man, and he would not stand out in a crowd. On a night where his home is robbed, the dominos start falling which will lead to him going on a mayhem-filled spree. Now I was looking forward to […]

Saul Wick – Nobody (2021)

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Drama

Hanging by a Thread – The Father (2020)

The difficulties of aging. So this is about an elderly man (Anthony Hopkins). His daughter (Olivia Colman) tries to help him as he succumbs to dementia, but he is stubborn and set in his ways. Paranoia kicks in as his situation begins to make less and less sense to him. Now, this was the last […]

Hanging by a Thread – The Father (2020)
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Drama

Film Review: “Nomadland” (2020)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. One of the best descriptions of being a nomad is a wanderer. A person who does not set boundaries for himself – he or she goes beyond it. Why have one place called home when there’s opportunity to be living in every part of the country. That does not […]

Film Review: “Nomadland” (2020)

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Comedy

Farrelly: There’s Something About Mary (1998)

The Farrelly brothers arguably peaked with There’s Something About Mary, a caustic slice of anti-80s nostalgia that marked the precise moment when grossout comedy started to give way to cringe comedy. We start with a parody of the 80s fetish for the 50s – a bucolic neighbourhood, where Ted Stroehman, played by Ben Stiller, is […]

Farrelly: There’s Something About Mary (1998)

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Dark Comedy

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Title – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Director – Milos Forman (Man On the Moon) Cast – Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Douriff, Danny DeVito, Will Sampson, Christopher Lloyd Plot – Troublemaker and criminal R.P McMurphy (Nicholson) is transported to a mental facility run by Nurse Ratched (Fletcher) where he is to be evaluated […]

Classic Review – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
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Crime

Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

There is no doubt that Breaking Bad is genius. It shows how “the impossible”—like the notion that an innocent, deferential science teacher could transform into an evil, mass-murdering, money-laundering meth kingpin within a couple of years—becomes “possible.” And, even more strikingly, the dichotomy between lead character Walter White and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman is brilliant. […]

Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
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Horror

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather’s grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) and his family. This is one of those cornerstones of horror that you’re always aware of even if you’ve never […]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
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Drama

Review in Brief: First Cow

FIRST COW is one of those films that drops you into another time and every small detail adds to its palpable authenticity. Nobody films slow and beautiful stories like Kelly Reichardt. Cookie (John Magaro) is a man trying to get by in a harsh time, meeting a fellow survivor, a fellow man without place (Orion […]

Review in Brief: First Cow (2019/20)
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Drama

Synchronic (2021)

Synchronic is the latest from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, and it’s a strange fever dream of a film. We start with a couple taking a drug that appears to transport them into an alternative universe, before shifting to a pair of paramedics, Steve Denube, played by Anthony Mackie, and Dennis Dannelly, played by Jamie […]

Benson & Moorhead: Synchronic (2021)
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Biography

Dolemite is My Name (2019)

Dolemite is My Name (2019) Released:October 25th, 2019 Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama Director: Craig Brewer Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karraszewski Cast: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Titus Burgess, Kodi Smit-McPhee, T.I., Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock Opening Thoughts: I really didn’t know what to expect from this film. I had […]

Delayed Review: Dolemite is My Name (2019)
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Biography

Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Director Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah” tells the story of the events leading up to the murder of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) in a raid on his apartment by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Chicago Police Department, and the FBI. It’s told primarily through the perspective of […]

Review: “Judas and the Black Messiah”
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Biography

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The hottest film of 2021 came out today! You can see Judas and the Black Messiah in theaters or on HBO Max right now. With a star-studded cast, led by proven young talents in Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, this film elucidates a dark part of U.S. history that was neglected for far too long. […]

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
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Drama

Nomadland (2021)

It is the season of “Oscar bait” films. Some consider it a pejorative term. But it can be a compliment. To me, it means that the producers were willing to take a risk on a film that wasn’t necessarily made to entertain. Perhaps they are more interested in creating candid, meaningful, reflective art than merely […]

Nomadland (2021)
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Crime

The Nevada Film Critics Society Honors Promising Young Woman

Earlier today, The Nevada Film Critics Society announced their picks for the best of 2020–early 2021 and what’s interesting is that Nomadland didn’t win a thing.  Instead, Promising Young Woman took the awards for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Meanwhile, in the supporting races, Daniel Kaluuya picked up another win […]

The Nevada Film Critics Society Honors Promising Young Woman
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