I've mentioned before that one of my favorite movies is Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life from 1998, easily one of the most profound existential explorations ever put to celluloid. In it, a group of dead social workers welcome the souls of the recently deceased to a way station of sorts, where they spend a week interviewing … Continue reading Live to Work, Work to Live – Nine Days
The "unofficial" phase is finally over. We are now firmly and officially into Awards Season! The next three months of hardware, hand-wringing, and haranguing kicked off this morning with the announcement of the nominees for the 35th Annual Independent Spirit Awards, which were presented by Zazie Beetz and Natasha Lyonne. There's a lot of love … Continue reading We’ve Got Spirit (Awards), Yes We Do! – 35th Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced!
I'm not the biggest comic book nerd. Frankly, it would have been WAY too expensive of a hobby when I was a kid. But I've always had a fondness for certain members of the cape-and-mask set, particularly Batman. As an adult, I like him because he's seemingly the only billionaire on Earth that uses his … Continue reading I’m About to Break! – Joker
One of the most annoying marketing ploys of the movie industry is a misleading trailer. The primary goal, of course, is to get people to hand over their cash and watch the movie, no matter how good or bad it is. Still, when you have to outright lie to make your sale, it leaves a … Continue reading No Diamonds, No Diapers – Lucy in the Sky
We finally made it to fall! I can at last turn off my air conditioner... mostly. It's Los Angeles, what do you want? Anywho, the opening salvos of awards season have been fired, with some absolutely great films coming out (Ad Astra review coming soon), as well as some abject shit (The Goldfinch). We even … Continue reading This Film is Not Yet Watchable – October 2019
Like Avengers: Infinity War, I was fairly confident that if you - the reader - felt any inkling to see Deadpool 2, you'd do so no matter what I say here. As it turns out, I was right, as the "second coming," as it's advertised on billboards, has taken the top spot at the weekend box office, … Continue reading Bigger, Funnier, Maximum Effort… er – Deadpool 2