Most of the time, when a film is pulled from a studio's release schedule, it's because the movie either isn't finished and won't be on time, or it's incredibly bad, necessitating a new date in order to let it quietly die alongside much stronger competition at the box office. Sometimes it's both. Over the last … Continue reading Hacking It – Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
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The Best (and Worst) of 2022
I like to think that, overall, 2022 was a better year than 2021. There were some down moments, to be sure - Billie Eilish won an Oscar before Lin-Manuel Miranda, I had to move my mother into hospice, Republicans retook the House, basically every celebrity we still cared about died, AMC charged us more money … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) of 2022
Let’s Hear it For the Multiverse – 38th Independent Spirit Awards Nominees!
As any reader is aware, there are two things going on with this blog right now. One, I'm in a near-constant state of clearing my backlog due to the absolute glut of films being released right now. Two, this is because it's Awards Season, and everyone is jockeying for position, attention, and prestige. Well, as … Continue reading Let’s Hear it For the Multiverse – 38th Independent Spirit Awards Nominees!
The “Grand” in “Grand Theft” – Emily the Criminal
One of the biggest problems I've had with a lot of movies lately, especially those with assertive female leads, is that the protagonist comes pre-packaged perfect out of the box, and as such has no room to grow or have anything close to a relatable journey. This is particularly egregious as a leitmotif in Disney … Continue reading The “Grand” in “Grand Theft” – Emily the Criminal
This Film is Not Yet Watchable – August 2022
It's official. As of this month, I will join the growing ranks of old men yelling at clouds, for later this August, I will turn 40. It is, if I'm being completely honest, a day I thought I'd never see, and to a small extent, I kind of wish that were the case. I don't … Continue reading This Film is Not Yet Watchable – August 2022