This Film is Not Yet Watchable – November 2019

With the fall season in full swing, the jockeying for position for next year's Oscars kicks into high gear. We've already hit the deadlines and announcements for submissions in Animated Feature and International Feature. On November 21, we'll have the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards, and in early December we'll get the Oscar shortlists. … Continue reading This Film is Not Yet Watchable – November 2019

A Springfield Joke Becomes an Almost Great Horror Movie – Brightburn

Just over nine years ago, one of the better episodes of The Simpsons in its latter-day form aired. The 18th episode of Season 21, dubbed "Chief of Hearts," is a decently funny episode where Homer, forced into community service, bonds with Chief Clancy Wiggum, forming a friendship and giving Springfield's rotund Chief of Police a bit … Continue reading A Springfield Joke Becomes an Almost Great Horror Movie – Brightburn

Everything is Not Quite Awesome, But Still Pretty Fun – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The first Lego Movie was one of the most unique moments in modern cinema history. It was an absolutely shameless bit of corporate synergy that at the same time was a visual marvel filled with laughs, amazing animation, and an emotional gut punch of an ending that was surprisingly profound, taking us out of the animated … Continue reading Everything is Not Quite Awesome, But Still Pretty Fun – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Literally Coming to a Theatre Near You – The Happytime Murders

The debut feature from Henson Alternative, a new division of the Jim Henson Company specializing in adult content, The Happytime Murders was sold to viewers on the promise of a hard-nosed police buddy comedy that pulled no punches when it came to the raunchy and ribald nature of its humor. We even had Hollywood storybook moments … Continue reading Literally Coming to a Theatre Near You – The Happytime Murders