Only watched this for James Spader. God bless the person who uploaded his scenes to YouTube. This has the production value of a 1970s porno/after school special, but Spader is beyond precious here! I’m glad I got to see him in 1978 with that beautiful fluffy hair and with Estelle Getty. I feel for everyone who actually sat through all 86 mins of this just for James’ 6 (better yet 2) mins on screen.
The Big Lebowski 1998
I had a strong desire to rewatch this after the scene of Lewbowski using the pencil shading for a clue that ends up being a dick popped in my head. That moment ended up being funnier than I remembered. A lot of moments are funnier than I remember. But the sum of The Big Lebowski’s parts doesn’t make it an all-time great comedy for me. I always felt like I was supposed to love The Big Lebowski because it’s a…
Not a good sequel at all and overall a really weak movie that’s simply a string of half-baked ideas tossed together. Like so many elements of today’s “woke” society, this movie exploits Blackness and social injustice for brownie points. No tension, no nuance, no depth, no pathos, no horror. It’s only creepy if you’re Trypophobic. I’m extremely disappointed and need to watch the original to wash this bland taste out of my mouth.
The Birth of a Nation 1915
I only meant to watch scenes as part of a research project I'm doing, but then I ended up watching (while multi-tasking) all three and half hours. Buckle up, this review is all over the place but mostly rooted in the conversation around Will Smith slapping Chris Rock.
Everyone wants to be invited to the cookout but don’t want the realeness that comes with it. That is the theme of white America’s fascination, imitation, and deprecation of Black culture. There…