Month: December 2017

Review: The Greatest Showman Is Hollywood Bullshit of the Highest Order. It’s Also Entirely Watchable.

The Greatest Showman is a movie musical account of the early years of P.T. Barnum, refashioned here into a Horatio Alger figure who came from nothing, married the rich man’s daughter, and used his wits […]

Doctor Who & Saying Goodbye to Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat

So, the Peter Capaldi era is officially over. “Twice Upon a Time,” which premiered on BBC and BBC America Christmas night and streamed into select theaters in North America last night, saw the elderly Doctor […]

All the Money in the World is Important For Its Production History, Less So for Its Merits As a Movie

Here’s a link to a new Vanity Fair article detailing the full story of the kidnapping J. Paul Getty III. Reading it would be a better use of your time than going to see All […]

Have A Scary, Scary Christmas With The Children, Krampus & Better Watch Out: A Horror Mini-Marathon

I’m over traditional Christmas movies. Christmas Story, Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, Scrooged, Elf, Love Actually…you name it, I’ve had to watch it at least too many times over the years. That’s why I’m completely on […]

Downsizing Is a Good First Draft Posing As a Movie & Features One of the Most Divisive Film Characters of the Year

Vulture says this year’s Oscars race will come down to which movies feel like they speak to and can potentially even change the modern world in some small, but profound way. An industry that has […]

2017 Movie Binge: The Meyerowitz Stories Is Noah Baumbach’s Best Work Since The Squid and the Whale

With the end of 2017 almost here, I’m trying to catch up on some of the movies I missed throughout the year. Next up: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Noah Baumbach’s take on the […]

Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Can’t Stop Explaining Itself To Us

Let me summarize the premise of this movie for you: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the story of four teenagers who get sucked into a video game and transformed into the avatars they chose […]

The Last Jedi Spoiler Review: Letting the Past Die to Embrace the Future

When J.J. Abram’s The Force Awakens hit screens in 2015, there was a lot of work to be done to repair the Star Wars franchise. The Prequel trilogy, with its woodenly performed, stilted dialogue and […]

2017 Movie Binge: Ingrid Goes West Is Single White Female Meets Don Jon

With the end of 2017 almost here, I’m trying to catch up on some of the movies I missed throughout the year. Next up: Ingrid Goes West, the debut film from writer-director Matt Spicer. It […]

2017 Movie Binge: The Beguiled’s Shift in Perspective Takes Too Long to Pay Off

With the end of 2017 almost here, I’m trying to catch up on some of the movies I missed throughout the year. Next up: The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola’s feminist reimagining of an old Clint Eastwood […]