Don’t Look Up written (with the help of David Sirota: Guardian Contributor Bernie’s Speech Writer 2020) and directed by Adam McKay consists of a more star studded cast than can be held in the sky reported on by scientists Leo DeCaprio and Jen Lawrence. You name him/her/they and they are also in the movie: Streep,… Continue reading Don’t Look Up But Get Down with Your Sense of Humor
Month: December 2021
Time for a Year(2021)End Top Ten Films
2021 was a continuation of the best of times and the worst of times (aka pandemic thwarting the film experience), but obviously much improved. Henceforth, my picks (1 being my favorite) of my top 10 Films of 2021. If anyone else has the same rankings, please get in touch asap as that means I have… Continue reading Time for a Year(2021)End Top Ten Films
Licorice Pizza: Not Sugar Free, but the Diabetes is worth it
Licorice Pizza won’t ever be my favorite PT Anderson movie, but it was dog gone enjoyable. Call me all American, since what I like about Licorice Pizza is exactly what I didn’t like about Belfast. In the end, L.P. consists of gorgeous moments strung delicately together, like shiny romantic white lights in a dark room.… Continue reading Licorice Pizza: Not Sugar Free, but the Diabetes is worth it
Chemistry Counts: Guillermo No, Steven, Yes Sir!
(Write to me your comments and opinions at firstname.lastname@example.org) I did something I rarely do Friday when I chose walking out of Nightmare Alley over hari kari (now the latter would have been a carnival side show!). Just depression with all caps with zero chemistry between Mara and Cooper, as well as zippo for Cooper… Continue reading Chemistry Counts: Guillermo No, Steven, Yes Sir!
Hey Ricky You’re So Fine, You’re So Fine…
Ok, sorry for the 80’s flashback of Hey Mickey, but Ricky Ricardo was so fine according to the new Aaron Sorkin movie Being the Ricardos. I don’t know who he ticked off this year, but the film is getting little distribution and is far better than the Rotten Tomatoes 70%. I’d give it a 90… Continue reading Hey Ricky You’re So Fine, You’re So Fine…
The Humans: Plays to Screen…Dicey Transitions
Steve Karam got lucky, sorry to be so condescending, but The Humans while heroic in its attempts to incorporate 9/11, dementia, body shaming, adultery, chronic disease and family issues fails because of that…analogous to why Respect didn’t work as a proper honor to Aretha, again trying to encompass way too much. While I read the… Continue reading The Humans: Plays to Screen…Dicey Transitions
Feelings and Honesty: C’mon C’mon
C’mon C’mon written and directed by Mike Mills is a film everyone should see, but probably won’t. This is VERY UNFORTUNATE, given that Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 1965 song, ‘what the world needs now is love sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of” is still very relevant. Especially for… Continue reading Feelings and Honesty: C’mon C’mon