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DOWNSIZING (2017)

content discovered on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in

STARS: Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Kristen WiigDIRECTOR: Alexander PayneGENRE: Comedy/Drama For viewingDownsizing, I'm suggesting you adopt a totally different mindset. One you would enter when preparing for a sitting meditation. You don't get the full effect of meditation until afterwards. In between, your mind may wander. You might feel bored.But if you're patient and hang in there, you'll find yourself in something of an altered state. And altered states are whatDownsizingis (literally) ...

THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017)

content discovered on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Michael StuhlbargDIRECTOR: Guillermo del ToroGENRE: Drama/Sci-fi/FantasyThe Shape of Water wants to be an endearing movie. It tries really hard. It wants to be E.T. It wants to be La La Land. It wants to beCreature From The Black Lagoon. It wants to be Beauty And The Beast. That's too many films for me to keep track of in my head. It wants to be poetic...and yet there's an overabundance of gore. It's like having ...

3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

content discovered on Monday, November 27, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John HawkesDIRECTOR: Martin McDonaghGENRE: Dark Comedy/DramaThink of how hard it is to get through life without making a wrong move. Or a boatload of them. Next to impossible. It's not easy in the movies either, which portray life in a manner that involves a lot more forethought than most of us use in our real life decisions. It's easier to go off the rails than not. Wrong moves in casting...pacing...length...effectiveness of the message--i...

LBJ (2017)

content discovered on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in

LBJ Library photo by Yoichi OkamotoRated: RSTARS: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Richard JenkinsDIRECTOR: Rob ReinerGENRE: DocudramaMany of us who lived through the sixties remember Lyndon Baines Johnson as a redneck from Texas who rose above the prejudices of his upbringing to instigate the most important piece of social legislation in the history of the United States--the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But we also despised him for escalating the Vietnam war, and it was his unpopularity due to the wa...

THE SNOWMAN (2017)

content discovered on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte GainsbourgDIRECTOR: Tomas AlfredsonGENRE: Mystery/Suspense/ThrillerThe Snowman, adapted from the novel by Joe Nesbo, is hauntingly reminiscent of a Stieg Larsson tale, and not just because it's set in Norway. As with most screenplays of the the murder mystery/suspense/thriller genre, the plot will have you scratching your head--lagging one step behind the action as you try to keep up--and in the end just settling for trying to enjoy the perfo...

VICTORIA & ABDUL (2017)

content discovered on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Judi Dench, Ali FazalDIRECTOR: Stephen FrearsGENRE: DramaWe live to play dress-up and let's pretend! Pretend that we're better than you, and deserving of the wealth and privilege we've been born into when we've done zilch to earn it. What, pray tell, does the curmudgeonly reviewer have in his gunsights now? Why, the royal family, of course!Things haven't changed much in that respect from the days of old as evidenced by the obsequious pretense and butt kissing the royal staff maintained...

AMERICAN ASSASSIN (2017)

content discovered on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor KitschDIRECTOR: Michael CuestaGENRE: Action/Adventure/EspionageMitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) sees his fiance gunned down by terrorists in a bloody massacre. He himself is seriously wounded. Eighteen months later he's doing a Rocky Balboa style training regimen--punishing those punching bags and target shooting...with automatic weapons. He's out for revenge and ready to kick some ass. Next stop, CIA black ops. His crusty, highly ...

THE BIG SICK (2017)

content discovered on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray RomanoDIRECTOR: Judd ApatowGENRE: Romantic Comedy/DramaThere is plenty of irony, even in the title: The Big Sick. A young woman lies in a coma, fighting for her life. But there is another kind of sickness that permeates all of society--in every culture--and it's called prejudice. Here, though, we have a different twist. Instead of white folks being the bigots, it's a Pakistani family living in the USA that absolutely will not accept the idea of...

THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (2017)

content discovered on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Callum Turner, Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Kiersey ClemonsDIRECTOR:Marc WebbGENRE: DramaOh, look who's seated at the table...there's Pierce Brosnan...and there's Cynthia Nixon...and there's-there's Wallace Shawn! Looking the same as he has looked for the last fifty years or so. There's no reason for him to do a cameo in The Only Living Boy In New York, except he always seems to show up for dinner. (Maybe he's looking for Andre?)But let's rewind. In the beg...

THE GLASS CASTLE (2017)

content discovered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson, Max GreenfieldDIRECTOR: Destin Daniel CrettonGENRE: DramaHe did a lot of shitty things, but he had his moments. If I had to pick one quote from the movie to sum up Woody Harrelson's character in The Glass Castle, it would be that one. Harrelson takes on the persona of Rex Walls, who was either the most free-spirited drunk, or the drunkest free spirit you'd ever be likely to meet.Director Destin Daniel Cretton takes on a whopper ...

DUNKIRK (2017)

content discovered on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branaugh, Cillian MurphyDIRECTOR: Christopher NolanGENRE: Action/DramaImagine one long scene--an action/battle scene--that runs for nearly two hours nonstop. That's Dunkirk. So if you're expecting a little romance or character development to give you a break to catch your breath...forget it! Dunkirk hits the ground running and never lets up, and for edge-of-your-seat adrenaline junkies, that's a good thing.A mini history ...

THE HERO (2017)

content discovered on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick OffermanDIRECTOR: Brett HaleyGENRE: DramaIf it weren't for Sam Elliott's voice--the most distinctive in all of showbiz--he wouldn't be who he is today. The same can be said of many of us who have traded upon our dulcet tones to eke out a livelihood. In the opening shot of The Hero, that's exactly what Elliott--as faded western movie star Lee Hayden--is doing. Laying down voice-overs--in his languid cowboy drawl--for "Lone Star Barbecue Sauce....

BEATRIZ AT DINNER (2017)

content discovered on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Chloe Sevigny, Amy Landecker, David WarshofskyDIRECTOR: Miguel ArtetaGENRE: Dark Comedy/DramaWe live in a politically polarized nation (I'm talking about America--if you are outside the U.S., I don't know at this point whether to congratulate you or send my condolences). So it was inevitable that a film such as Beatriz At Dinner would come along--prompting us to titter at ourselves in grin-and-bear-it fashion, while simultaneously pro...

NORMAN: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a ...

content discovered on Friday, June 16, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte GainsbourgDIRECTOR: Joseph CedarGENRE: DramaSometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't. You won't get that until the end of the movie. One that is well worth sitting through to groan at my little pun!So here we have Richard Gere. I never thought I'd see the day when he would totally dampen down his sex-appeal to play a character as quirky as this one. Gere is Norman Oppenheimer--a New York City flim-flam man. A schemer. A dream...

THE LOVERS (2017)

content discovered on Monday, May 29, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Melora Walters, Aidan GillenDIRECTOR: Azazel JacobsGENRE: Comedy-DramaHow many times can you lie to your spouse and get away with it? Indefinitely, apparently (or nearly the length of an entire movie), when both partners are doing it in the casually absent-minded way of those who've settled into the comfortable but dispassionate rut that all long-term relationships seem to be subject to at one point or another.The Lovers, then, could have aptly been titledThe Lia...

THE DINNER (2017)

content discovered on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall, Chloe SevignyDIRECTOR: Oren MovermanGENRE: DramaYou think your kids are monsters? Well, where do you think that comes from? Here's a hint: look close to home...look pretty close to home.Two couples meet at a pretentious "fine dining" restaurant (always remember that fine dining is a code phrase for pretentious and overpriced). Stan Lohman (Richard Gere) is a congressman who's running for governor. Paul (Steve Coogan) is the politician...

COLOSSAL (2017)

content discovered on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in

Let's say you're a rageaholic, or a raging alcoholic--or some other out of control type. You might not even be aware of the damage your behavior may be doing to innocent lives. And with that I've given you a big one-up on everyone else who may be quite clueless themselves as to the deeper meanings behind Colossal--the quirkiest and most thought provoking film to come down the pike since Alejandro Inarritu's Birdman. Of course, that's just one take on it. You may come away with something different. That's...

CATFIGHT (2017)

content discovered on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in

NRSTARS: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia SilverstoneDIRECTOR: Oner TukelGENRE: Dark ComedyWe tend to think of a "catfight" as a snotty verbal altercation between two women that might, if it gets out of hand, devolve into some hair pulling. This ain't that kinda thing. This is Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed. Bare knuckled.And in this corner, weighing one hundred and seventeen pounds...Don't be deceived. Catfight pits a couple of cinematic heavyweights--Sandra Oh and Anne Heche--against one another in a knock...

THE SALESMAN (FORUSHANDE) 2016

content discovered on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidooosti, Babak KarimiDIRECTOR: Asghar FarhadiGENRE: DramaThe Salesmanisn't about how different it is to be a young-ish married couple living in Iran from their counterparts in the United States. It's about how similar it can be.The difference being, of course, that in Iran they live under a repressive regime where what can be performed onstage, for example, may be screwed with and altered at the whim of government censors. Though right up until the 1957 land...

A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017)

content discovered on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia GothDIRECTOR: Gore VerbinskiGENRE: Horror/Thriller If I had checked beforehand to see thatThe Cure For Wellnesswas two and a half hours long, I never would have agreed to see it in the first place. But on the strength of Jill having a thing for the lead actor, I said what the hell. I have since realized that I need to be WAY more discriminating in my film choices!!! Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is a young finance director for a blatantly greedy corporate entity...

ELLE (2016)

content discovered on Friday, February 17, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Charles Berling, Jonas Bloquet, Anne Cosigny, Virginie EfiraDIRECTOR: Paul VerhoevenGENRE: Arthouse/Thriller/Black ComedyWhat does the daughter of a notorious mass murderer do when she grows up? She becomes an entrepreneur--developing bizarre, violent, sexually aberrant video games...what else??? And from the opening scene of Elle--which smacks you right in the kisser...POW!--her life is set on a course to become its own live version of those games.Isabel...

ARRIVAL (2016)

content discovered on Thursday, February 2, 2017 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest WhitakerDIRECTOR: Denis VilleneuveGENRE: Sci-Fi / DramaHere's the deal. If you don't catch onto the "twist" in Arrival (and we're not talking Chubby Checker), you'll likely be confused throughout most of the movie. I caught onto it late, near the end, realizing that if I saw the film again, I'd get a lot more out of it. (Is it just a ploy to get you to buy another ticket?) A film is always more enjoyable when you know what's going on. Arrival (with an O...

HIDDEN FIGURES (2017)

content discovered on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in

Rated: PGSTARS: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala AliDIRECTOR: Ted MelfiGENRE: Biopic/DramaHidden Figures, the "based upon a true story" tale of three young black women who worked for NASA in the Jim Crow era of segregation in Virginia in the early sixties, is the feelgood film of the year--so far (though the year's still young!)Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) was a math genius who spit out blackboards full of equations that would prove instru...

MOONLIGHT (2016)

content discovered on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in

Rated: RSTARS: Trevante Rhodes, Naomi Harris, Mahershala Ali, Andre HollandDIRECTOR: Barry JenkinsGENRE: DramaChiron is a skinny kid. A real quiet kid. He gets bullied at school. His mom is a crack whore, so no father figure. On top of that, Chiron has questions about his sexual identity. One day a man in his Miami neighborhood finds Chiron hiding out from some kids who are taunting him. The man is a good man. He has fatherly instincts. He becomes something of a surrogate dad to the boy. Oh yeah, the man...

LION (2016)

content discovered on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Abhi Shek BharateDIRECTOR: Garth DavisGENRE: DramaThe longing for "home"--wherever and whatever that might be--is universal, as we learned in E.T. the Extraterrestrial. Adapted from the memoir The Longing For Home by Saroo Brierley, Lion chronicles the amazing story of a young boy separated from his family at the age of five, who follows a harrowing, circuitous route to find the place of his origin once again.The young Saroo (Sunny Pa...

LA LA LAND (2016)

content discovered on Friday, December 30, 2016 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John LegendDIRECTOR:Damien ChazelleGENRE: Musical/Romantic Drama Not since Fred and Ginger have I seen a couple trip the light fantastic as if they are dancing on air--in fact Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone literallydorise into the air and dance among the stars in one of their numbers in the feelgood movie of the year,La La Land. Who knew what they were capable of? The tone is set in the opening scene. A line of cars stuck in a traffic jam on an L.A. freeway....

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016)

content discovered on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in

Rated : RSTARS: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle ChandlerDIRECTOR: Kenneth LonerganGENRE: DramaThe reasonswhy people behave as they do aren't going to be obvious to most of us unless we know their back story. But initially all we know about Lee Chandler(Casey Affleck) in Manchester By The Sea is that he's a blue collar guy--employed as a janitor and handyman in the Boston area--who has two speeds: sullen and uncommunicative, or volatile and on the verge of exploding at the slightest p...

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

content discovered on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael ShannonDIRECTOR: Tom FordGENRE: Drama/Thriller This film is not directed by Brian De Palma, though if you're a fan (as I am), you may have to keep reminding yourself thatNocturnal Animalsis Tom Ford's movie. Ford (A Single Man)admits to an Alfred Hitchcock influence in his work, and De Palma--as I like to refer to him--is the poor man's Hitchcock. He transported the essence of the master into the modern day, with all the realism (e...

ALLIED (2016)

content discovered on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Brad Pitt, Marion CotillardDIRECTOR: Robert ZemeckisGENRE: Drama/Action-Adventure/RomanceAlliedhas a little something for everybody. Action...adventure...intrigue...espionage...suspense... romance...and the eye candy of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. (So I guess they can be forgiven for not coming up with a more imaginative title!)Pitt is Canadian intelligence officer Max Vatan. Cotillard is French resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (don't make me spell that name again). Eye candy mee...

DENIAL (2016)

content discovered on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom WilkinsonDIRECTOR: Mick JacksonGENRE: DocudramaIn 1996, American academic/historian Deborah Lipstadt was sued for libel by British historian David Irving for characterizing him in her book as being a holocaust denier. Among other "Nazi friendly" assertions, Irving had maintained that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz. Despite the damning nature of his stated positions, Irving sued for damage to his reputation, essentially denying that he was a den...

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (2016)

content discovered on Monday, October 10, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Haley Bennett, Edgar RamirezDIRECTOR: Tate TaylorGENRE: ThrillerWatching a film adaptation of a book you've read is different than if you were totally unfamiliar with the story. Since you know all the plot elements, you pretty much are just looking to see how true the film is to the source material. We can say that The Girl On The Train, starring Emily Blunt, is a lot more faithful to the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins than any...

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK--THE TOURING YEARS

content discovered on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in

RATED: NRSTARS: The Beatles, Brian Epstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis CostelloDIRECTOR: Ron HowardGENRE: DocumentaryThere's not much you can criticize about a Beatles documentary(Eight Days A Week--The Touring Years)that showcases the music above everything else--directed by Ron Howard, no less! Howard and company worked some auditory magic with archival footage of live performances at clubs, concerts, and on television. The result is that you're immersed in the exhilarating feeling of being right there, li...

HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016)

content discovered on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil BirminghamDIRECTOR: David MacKenzieGENRE: Drama/Action/ThrillerYour bank deposits are guaranteed by the FDIC. But other than Jeff Bridges, who is always on the money, I can't give you that same ironclad guarantee that you'll go crazy for the new bank heist film, Hell Or High Water.For me, it's always worth the price of a ticket to watch "The Dude" in action, and here Bridges is a down-home boy Texas ranger on the verge of retirement--but as fate wo...

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (2016)

content discovered on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon HelbergDIRECTOR: Stephen FrearsGENRE: Comedy/DramaFlorence Foster Jenkins was an heiress and New York socialite whose life-long love of music spurred her to become an opera singer. Only trouble was, her "singing" would make alley cats plug their ears.In Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Streep takes on an enormous challenge to come off as tone deaf as the real deal. (Check out the clip of the real Ms. Jenkins at the end of this review!) I'll give Streep a B...

CAFE SOCIETY (2016)

content discovered on Thursday, August 4, 2016 in

STARS: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake LivelyDIRECTOR: Woody AllenGENRE: DramaWhen we buy a ticket to a Woody Allen film we know that he will be dispensing his philosophy on life, love, sex and mortality through his characters. As I've mentioned in previous reviews, we can often close our eyes when a character is speaking and see him standing right there--the voice of the master coming through loud and clear. (Allen narrates the story as we go along as well.)It's an acquired taste. ...

FREE STATE OF JONES (2016)

content discovered on Sunday, June 26, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw,Keri Russell, Mahershala AliDIRECTOR: Gary RossGENRE: Action-adventure, Drama, BiopicSam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch(1969) is the first film I remember seeing where the bloody special effects were so real, I thought...well, we've entered a new era. Then Tarantino came along, and now it seems it's just standard practice to go for the most grisly, visceral realism in any action flick worthy of the designation.But there's a tipping point, I think, where you...

TIMMY'S TOP 100 FAVORITE FILMS OF ALL TIME!

content discovered on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in

This isn't your average favorites list. To wit, The Godfather and Citizen Kane, normally ranked in the top two spots in most of the predictable rankings you'll find out there, didn't even make the cut. Oh, they are well-made films, but they didn't pass the goose-bump test, and that's my personal measure of a treasure. A favorites list of any kind is, by its nature, highly subjective. A particular film can resonate with us for various reasons--but mostly it's because it has touched us in some uniquely per...

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (2016)

content discovered on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in

Rated: PG-13STARS: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika BhiseDIRECTOR: Mathew BrownGENRE: Biopic/Drama/Art HouseThe language of higher mathematics can be intimidating to anyone who looks at it and sees gobbledygook, which would be most of us, and that could be the first thing that might put you off of checking outThe Man Who Knew Infinity. But don't allow a few equations that fill up entire blackboards and then start reaching around the block discourage you. (Though attempting to "prove" a theory in this abst...

MONEY MONSTER (2016)

content discovered on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: George Clooney, Jack O'Connell, Julia RobertsDIRECTOR: Jodie FosterGENRE: Thriller/Dark ComedyMoney Monster is that extra dark (85% cacao) type of comedy--meaning that the darker it is, the less it will register with the average moviegoer as being comedy, though there were a couple of moments when the whole audience was a-titter at the showing I attended. Packaged as a taut thriller, Money Monster gets right to it--no song and dance. Except...uh...for the actual song and dance number at th...

BORN TO BE BLUE (2016)

content discovered on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Stephen McHattieDIRECTOR: Robert BudreauGENRE: Drama/Musical/Art HouseIt's become fashionable for biopics of famous people to begin at a point somewhere in the middle of the person's life where they are dealing with their greatest challenges. Get right to the dramatic part. No boring prologue--you can fill in some sketchy details along the way. And so it is with Born To Be Blue, about the life and times of jazz legend Chet Baker. A name only ...

KNIGHT OF CUPS (2016)

content discovered on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Christian Bale, Brian Dehnehy, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Isabel LucasDIRECTOR: Terrence MalickGENRE: Drama/RomanceTo frame it in language that my uncle Lemuel back in Nebraska would find user friendly: Terence Malick makes weird movies that some consider to be absolutely brilliant, while others just shake their heads and say: Shit...I'll never get those two hours back!Case in point: Tree Of Life. It was lauded as a masterpiece by many and was nominated f...

REMEMBER (2016)

content discovered on Friday, April 15, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen ProchnowDIRECTOR: Atom EgoyanGENRE: Drama/SuspenseZev Guttman (Christopher Plummer) is a 90 year-old man with dementia who's grieving the recent passing of his wife. That is, when he can remember she's not still there with him when he wakes each morning. Zev gets a letter in the mail from his friend at the retirement home where they both live, instructing him to set upon a journey that will culminate in a grizzly personal ...

I SAW THE LIGHT (2016)

content discovered on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in

RATED: RSTARS: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Wren Schmidt, Maddie Hasson, Bradley WhitfordDIRECTOR: Marc AbrahamGENRE: Bio-picMy standard line with Jill whenever she wants to drag me to a bio-pic of a famous person is:I know how it came out. Meaning that I, like most, am familiar with the subject's life, and don't really care to sit through a retelling that plays it loose with the facts for the sake of creating a more compelling story (which most of them do).In I Saw The Light, director ...

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (2016)

content discovered on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Margot RobbieDIRECTOR: Glenn Ficarra, John RequaGENRE: Comedy/DramaWhat do you do when you are bored with your desk job as a TV news editor? Aw, hell--sign on as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and risk getting your ass in a sling, but at least it will get you some face time on the network! This appears to be the cavalier manner in which Kim Barker (Tina Fey) went about choosing her life path in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (set circa 2006)--the fi...

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (2016)

content discovered on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Michael MooreDIRECTOR:Michael MooreGENRE: DocumentaryI'll admit up front to being a Michael Moore fan. There is no one who is more adept at holding the mirror up to our (America's) face and making us peer directly into it without our makeup on. In his alternatingly humorous, eye- opening, and poignant documentary, Where To Invade Next, Moore "invades" Europe to find solutions to America's problems. And while he's working with a lighter hand here, his insights are no less profound than thos...

45 YEARS (2015)

content discovered on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Charlotte Rampling, Tom CourtenayDIRECTOR: Andrew HaighGENRE: DramaIn 45 Years, Charlotte Rampling breaks her string of appearing nude in most every film I've ever seen her in--going back to the sadistic and sexually explicit The Night Porter from 1974. She was the darling of the art house films, where her body was on more prominent display than her acting chops. I only bring it up because now, at age 70, she's regarded as a serious actor--much the same as Helen Mirren, who was free-spirit...

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (2015)

content discovered on Friday, February 5, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Paul Giamatti, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason MitchellDIRECTOR: F. Gary GrayGENRE: Biopic/DramaYou're driving along. You stop for the light. Pulling up beside you is a vehicle with the stereo blasting, and immediately you hear the F-bomb, and a whole string of other "cultural indicators"--the poetry of the street set to a primal beat. You glance over and observe that (as often as not) the person singing along to the lyric is a pasty-faced teenager of the Caucasian persuasion. Str...

ANOMALISA (2015)

content discovered on Sunday, January 24, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom NoonanDIRECTOR: Charlie KaufmanGENRE: Animation/Drama/ComedyThere is a scene in Charlie Kaufman's animated film, Anomalisa, where Jennifer Jason Leigh, the voice of Lisa, gives an impromptu acapella rendering of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." First in English. Then in Italian. It should have been nominated for Best Pop Vocal by a Claymation Puppet--but then, how many of those would there be? If you think we're talking unique...and quirk...

THE REVENANT (2015)

content discovered on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in

Rated: RSTARS: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest GoodluckDIRECTOR: Alejandro InarrituGENRE: Drama/Action-AdventureThe best and most technically impressive scene in The Revenant comes early on when Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Hugh Glass--one of a cadre of 19th century fur trappers out in the woods slaughtering animals for fun and profit--gets mauled by a gigantic CG bear from hell. Not just mauled, but f--ked up to within an inch of his life. Any normal person wouldn...

CAROL (2015)

content discovered on Thursday, December 31, 2015 in

Rated: RSTARS: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah PaulsonDIRECTOR: Todd HaynesGENRE: Drama/RomanceHow can I know what I want when I always say yes to everything is the line that nails the character of Therese (Rooney Mara), looking for all the world like a young Audrey Hepburn and exuding a similar Holly Golightly air of innocence and naivete. She is the perfect prey in waiting for Carol (Cate Blanchett), something of an older lesbian cougar who locks gazes with Therese at the New York Cit...


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