A New York Noir with Modern Implications – Motherless Brooklyn

After the release of American History X, Edward Norton read Jonathan Lethem's novel, "Motherless Brooklyn," and immediately secured the movie rights. It took over 20 years, but the passion project has finally come to fruition. Starring, writing, and directing the film, Norton wears many hats (including a MacGuffin one) in this throwback to the classic film … Continue reading A New York Noir with Modern Implications – Motherless Brooklyn

Very Fine People On Only One Side – BlacKkKlansman

It's been a really good year so far for movies that bring racism to light. We've had pantheon films like Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting, and even middling fare like Gringo can still get the point across with some degree of skill. Now we have Spike Lee's latest joint (I've always loved that term), BlacKkKlansman, an amazingly stylized … Continue reading Very Fine People On Only One Side – BlacKkKlansman

Is it Possible to Stay Fresh After Six Movies? Yes! – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

One of my favorite shows from the past decade is HBO's animated version of The Ricky Gervais Show, a podcast featuring Gervais, his writing partner Stephen Merchant, and former radio producer-turned-avatar for the people, Karl Pilkington (seriously, he's my spirit animal). In the third (and final) season of the animated show, there's a segment where Karl … Continue reading Is it Possible to Stay Fresh After Six Movies? Yes! – Mission: Impossible – Fallout