Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 You should always plan to have someone pick you up and drive you home after surgery. Bogie clearly wasn’t paying attention during the pre-op consultation. This is one of the most romantically optimistic of the noirs … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks 80/100 Filmed in her hometown of Dartford, Wasp is the third short film by Andrea Arnold and her final short before her first feature-length film, Red Road. In Wasp, Arnold captures an early performance from Natalie … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 45/100 At one point in Denzel Washington’s weepy romance, A Journal for Jordan, the camera pans to give us a full-screen view of Michael B. Jordan’s buttocks. What should be a momentous moment in filmic buttocks … Continue reading.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”Steven Spielberg, Director of West Side Story (2021) Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Deezer | Gaana | Google … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 PTA might be my favorite living filmmaker, so naturally, I had enormous expectations for Licorice Pizza. I’m hugely relieved to find that it did not disappoint. I love the shaggy flow, how loosely the episodes … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 40/100 In the Winter of 2016, when America was in the throes of a highly contested election, Illumination’s Sing became a massive hit. Its story of a bunch of dreamers stylized with Illumination’s patented and formula-tested … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Athayde 50/100 The Unforgivable, directed by Nora Fingscheidt and starring Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis fails to deliver despite its on-screen talent. The movie feels rushed, the script weak, and fails to properly develop its characters, especially … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 56/100 We have now entered the era of COVID-19 cinema. I firmly believe that this will become the new plague of modern cinema. Many call the MCU or comic book films as a whole, a plague … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 No drama. That's rule #1 at Double-Whammies, a sports bar with "big ass beers" and scantily glad young waitresses. Its manager, Lisa (Regina Hall), emphatically stresses the importance of this rule as she trains new … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks 65/100 Dog is the second short film in the unique career of Andrea Arnold. With this film, Arnold uses a day in the life of a teen girl in England to take a look at the … Continue reading.