Fly Me to the Moon, Landing Safely

Fly Me to the Moon is a solid film, like a flight in which you fear some turbulence, but in the end, the pilot handles it safely, yet not quite expertly. The movie was good enough, especially considering the other strange agents out in theaters right now. I’ll get to the main problem right away;… Continue reading Fly Me to the Moon, Landing Safely

Challengers: Mixed (doubles) Opinions

Much like his (Luca Guadagnino) clumsy but brilliant Bones and All film, I both loved and rolled my eyes at Challengers. Of course, if you read my La Chimera blog, you know I’m a huge Josh O’Connor fan so the bias begins there. What did I roll my eyes at in Challengers?…drawn out scenes where… Continue reading Challengers: Mixed (doubles) Opinions

Driving Madeleine: C’est La Vie

Driving Madeleine is a quality drama with a splash of comedy. Cyril Grey who helped with Chocolat had a hand in writing this as did the director, Christian Carion, BAFTA nominee for 2006’s Merry Christmas. The story sounds like it’d be a nice light watch, MAIS NON! It’s a dramatic retelling of a woman’s life,… Continue reading Driving Madeleine: C’est La Vie

“American Fiction” Aims at the Truth

Jeffrey Wright is my second favorite character in Asteroid City. That’s not a slam since the cast of Wes Anderson’s film is humongous (Hanks, Brody, Norton, Johansson, etc), I just happened to be in love with Jason Schwartzman. Wright is an acting dynamo who hasn’t gotten enough leading man roles. His most famous award thus… Continue reading “American Fiction” Aims at the Truth

Johnny Cash: An American Redemption Icon

I enjoyed the documentary ‘Johnny Cash: An American Redemption Icon’ directed and I assume also written by Ben Smallbone. I enjoyed the inspirational story about Johnny’s fall into amphetamine and alcohol abuse and his rise to prison concerts and his partnership with Billy Graham. Johnny was fearless in honesty and faith. The proselytizing by the… Continue reading Johnny Cash: An American Redemption Icon

“Tar”red and Intrigued

If you’re new to my blog, I’ve attempted to fix the reply feature several times over and being a techno-dunce, can’t succeed. Hence, send your replies to my email (yes it’s real): irun2eatpizza@hotmail.com I really would like to hear your thoughts. While I’m itching to hear others’ opinions about Tar, I’ll be a virgin and… Continue reading “Tar”red and Intrigued

Nick Cage: Commitment & Self-deprecation=Hall Pass

I consider this two year period my renaissance with Nick Cage. First he recaptured my heart with his understated, yet powerful role as washed up chef in Pig. Now, in a far lesser movie, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, I have to give him a pass for humility and pure fun. The story is… Continue reading Nick Cage: Commitment & Self-deprecation=Hall Pass

Jumpin Jake Flash, Bay’s Ambulance, a Gas Gas Gas

If only I could get paid for this, I’d be a wealthy woman…Now that I’m back to my normal Buddhist zero expectations, I had fun watching Michael Bay’s smash up extravaganza. Credit goes to Chris Fedak who adapted the screenplay from the Dutch original, who either added or maintained the perfect balance of melodrama with… Continue reading Jumpin Jake Flash, Bay’s Ambulance, a Gas Gas Gas

Annihilation of My Cynical Ways

People, am I getting soft on my film criticism? From enjoying Greatest Showman to giving Killing of a Sacred Deer a positive review, here I go again with Annihilation, written (from a Jeff VanderMeer novel) and directed by Alex Garland. During the flick, in the multiple sweater wrapped comfort of the refrigerator known as Siesta… Continue reading Annihilation of My Cynical Ways