The Passion of the Panther – Judas and the Black Messiah

It's strange how in certain years, a slate of films can have a degree of connectivity that is rarely intended, but often fascinating. This is one of those years, as a good amount of the prestige fare has dealt with the American Civil Rights movement in one form or another. Two particular films made references … Continue reading The Passion of the Panther – Judas and the Black Messiah

The Game of Life is Won with Cards Against Humanity Humor – Game Night

Where to begin with Game Night? Well, let's just say that a dog getting blood sopped into its fur isn't the most fucked up thing you'll see in this movie, not by a long shot. This film is immensely fun from beginning to end, because like many adult comedies these days, the movie is very … Continue reading The Game of Life is Won with Cards Against Humanity Humor – Game Night

Watching People Walk Many, Many Miles in Each Others’ Shoes – Hostiles

After its debut at the Telluride Film Festival in September, Scott Cooper's western odyssey, Hostiles, earned critical praise and got a limited release in late December, just before the deadline for Oscar eligibility. Unfortunately, after a month-long marketing campaign, the film was released nationwide today after being shut out of the nominations. After spending the afternoon … Continue reading Watching People Walk Many, Many Miles in Each Others’ Shoes – Hostiles

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Show Us How “Fake News” Did it in the 70s – The Post

There are basically two types of Steven Spielberg movie these days: One is historical drama where heroes use the power of words to change the world (think Lincoln, Schindler's List, and most recently Bridge of Spies), and the other is absurdist fantasy that seems to try to recapture the magic of E.T., including an unhealthy predilection for aliens and … Continue reading Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Show Us How “Fake News” Did it in the 70s – The Post