This may be a one time anomaly, when cinematography, sound, and acting override a basic story that’s been done (Star Wars) and done (Gladiator) and done (Avatar). But Dune, directed and written by Denis Villeneuve (who worked on Arrival, Sicario and Prisoners) with co-writers Joe Spaights and Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, Mank, Star is Born)… Continue reading Dune: This Isn’t Quick Sand, It’s DEEP!
Hey! Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org since I can’t seem to work out the bugs of my comment section. I’ll write back and would love to hear your views! Bergman Island made my city of five years seem new again. I practically skipped home. Here’s why: Mia Hansen-Love’s film is basically five films in one… Continue reading Four, if Not Five, Movies in One: Bergman Island
Sorry Cary Joji Fukunaga, Maria Schrader beat you in the writing and directing departments this weekend. In fact, let me count the ways… 1. Sex appeal: though the lead character of “I’m Your Man” (Maria Schrader’s film) wears librarian fashions, there is an actual passionate sex scene. Whereas James Bond, with the emotional range of… Continue reading Germans and Women win the weekend film contest: No Time To Cry
At one point while watching The Jesus Music at AMC Sarasota, I thought, very un-Christian-like, “who are the dicks on Rotten Tomatoes who didn’t like this?” but then…the movie keeps going and going. Then I had to reverse track and say, I’m one of those dicks. I was moved to tears three times, once regarding… Continue reading The Jesus Music: Holy Trilogy of Tears
Thank goodness for the calendar in Azor, otherwise I would have not quite understood the full length of Andreas Fontana’s new drama. Let me help you out: the movie is based on 1980 when the government had essentially been overthrown and a period known as The National Reorganization Process took over in the form of… Continue reading Azor: A Creeper with a Calendar
I truly enjoyed The Many Saints of Newark. To be fair, I was confused for the first 15 minutes, wishing they all had name tags, but David Chase and Lawrence Konner (with direction by Alan Taylor) had to paint with broad strokes in order to fit in the whole family. So I get it. And… Continue reading Many Paints in a New Work