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Episode #126: Kimi / Death on the Nile / Dog

On Episode 126 of Drink in the Movies Taylor is joined by Anna Harrison to discuss First Impressions of: “The Northman” & “Elvis.” Followed by a discussion of the new releases: “Kimi,” “Death on the Nile,” and “Dog.”

Undone Season 2

In this video, Thomas Stoneham-Judge and Taylor Baker discuss the second season of the Prime Video’s series “Undone”.

Oscars 2022 | 94th Academy Awards Wrap Up

The Oscars, after months of speculating, predicting, whining because “Titane” wasn’t nominated for anything, and crying because “Drive My Car” was nominated for Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, and International Feature, the Oscars have happened, they’ve taken place, have they left a mark on history like previous ones? Possibly, but for all the wrong reasons. Let’s run down the list of how the Oscars have screwed the pooch this year; Cutting 8 categories and interspersing them throughout the show- but they…

Oscars 2022 | BAFTA 2022 Awards Wrap Up

The BAFTAs have always been a little strange, from their formatting, allowing 5 films for Best Picture and 10 for Outstanding British Film, to their recent string of being able to predict the Oscars better than the guilds can. The latter became very apparent last year, when Chadwick Boseman was winning every award possible for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Anthony Hopkins was getting praise, but not awards, for “The Father”, until the BAFTAs where “The Father” won Best Adapted…

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Jane by Charlotte

Jane by Charlotte

★★★½

“Jane by Charlotte” is the directorial debut of the always outstanding actress Charlotte Gainsbourg who uses her film to document the relationship between herself and her mother, the actress/singer-songwriter, Jane Birkin. Not being a fan of documentaries, this is the only documentary I wanted to see this year due to being a supporter of Gainsbourg and a fan of Birkin. With that being said, the first thing that should be known about “Jane by Charlotte” is that this film was…

Vortex

Vortex

★★★★½

What can I say about Gaspar’s latest film “Vortex” that the many others who’ve written and spoken about haven’t already said? The bleakness and wispiness of the Dreyer-esque white saturation in points, the equally haunting blackened silhouette darkness as both Dario Argento’s Lui and Françoise Lebrun’s Elle wander down the hallways of their lifelong home, and thus their life. If you couldn’t observe the influences from Gaspar’s choices as an auteur you surely got them by the crowded study of…

The Good Boss

The Good Boss

★★★★

“Sometimes you have to trick the scale to get the exact weight.”
Julio Blanco’s Father

Javier Bardem stars as Julio Blanco the owner of Blanco Scales a family-run business that manufactures scales in Fernando León de Aranoa’s latest reteaming with Bardem who he’s collaborated with on two previous films, 2017’s “Loving Pablo” and 2002’s “Mondays in the Sun.” The film follows Julio over the course of a week as Blanco Scales is up for a prestigious community award of excellence.…

Moon Knight

Moon Knight

★★★★

How many times can you make the same complaint before it becomes stale?

What I really mean to say is: how many times can Disney+ make the exact same mistakes with its shows before you run out of forgiveness? How many times can these shows play with the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe and attempt to push it forward in new and exciting ways only to throw its elements haphazardly together for an overstuffed, undercooked finale? So far, we are five…

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Better if imagined as the thing that might prompt some young teenager to dig into the goodness that is Dario Argento's world of gaudy color and extravagant gore, worse if graded on its evocation of the '90s, which it rather uncreatively tries for with now cliché period signifiers and its much talked about soundtrack. Music only gets you so far in capturing an era, and this often feels a lot more like 2021 than 1994.

Ralph Bellamy, always involved in the love triangle, never the one with a happy ending. In His Girl Friday, he loses Rosalind Russell to Cary Grant, in The Awful Truth, he loses Irene Dunne to, once again, Cary Grant, and here, in Hands Across the Table, he loses Carole Lombard to Fred MacMurray. Poor guy just could not catch a break!

Dense and mystifying. It’s an unmooring in time and a maze of non sequiturs that Kaufman refuses to hold our hand through. As it does for Lucy, realizing that a relationship is on the brink of becoming serious, and the question of whether or not you should break it off, can open the floodgates to thoughts and anxieties about family, aging, the memories you have and will make, who you are now and who you'll be later. Kaufman wades through…

A woozy, intimate, impressionistic debut, and a great one at that. The story is about Jay (Obinna Nwachukwu), a young filmmaker who returns from LA to his childhood neighborhood in Washington D.C. to work on a script. When he gets there, he’s troubled and disoriented by the gentrification he finds is revamping the streets on which he made the memories of his youth, and by the gun violence and drug use/dealing for which some of his old friends are doing serious…