• The Greatest Game Ever Played

    The Greatest Game Ever Played

    ★★★

    At Home - Disney +

    Pretty solid Disney throwback even for the early 00s. This is a movie I would have eaten up as a kid since it checked many boxes. Period piece ✅️ based on true story ✅️ about a sport my dad liked ✅️ . It has some shortcomings but it pretty to the point and does its job showcasing amateur golfer's US Open victory over the games best. In Golf majors this is a familiar tale but…

  • The Offer

    The Offer

    At Home - Paramount +

    The exact opposite of The Godfather in every way. Also remarkable for the things it changes to make less interesting than what actually happened.

    You can tell this show was made by producers because it attempts to say that great art is made by guys in modest suits talking to guys in expensive suits.

    Forget The Offer, read Mark Seal's incredible LEAVE THE GUN, TAKE THE CANNOLI to learn about the writing of Puzo's novel…

  • Freud: The Secret Passion

    Freud: The Secret Passion

    ★★★½

    Film Forum - 35mm

    Huston stages Freud's delving into rhe psyche of patient zero like a detective finding clues. Dream sequences are great. Long run time but paced well.

    Editor's Note: I was feeling under rhe weather and actually thought ducking into a movie especially a calming one like this may have helped and to be clear i have been to a lot of movies at Film Forum and have seen a lot of shit go down there but this…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★½

    AMC Kips Bay - DCP

    When the world stops experiencing pain and art becomes a performance of the new sex it should come as no surprise that every character sounds as if they are on the verge of orgasm.

  • An American Tragedy

    An American Tragedy

    ★★★½

    At Home - Criterion Channel

    Eisenstein was set to adapt the scenario and direct. When the finished script ended up on the desk turned of David O. Selznick, (who then was working as the head of the writing department at Paramount) he said the work was so effective that it made him reach for the bourbon bottle. However in his letter to BP Schulberg he advised that such a film, though it potentially would advance the art of cinema and…

  • Cop Land

    Cop Land

    ★★½

    At Home - HBO Max

    Like De Niro says in this YOU BLEW IT!

    The overall plot of the film is good and all of the performances by its star studded cast are good if not above average. It's just the material itself is pretty dull and the films eventual climax is pretty weak.

  • Men

    Men

    ★½

    AMC Kips Bay - DCP

    Alex Garland has only made bad movies so not sure what to have been expecting. The moments that replicated something like Robin Redbreast were decent but my god, flashbacks AND drawn out recap in dialogue? Wack. Also what the hell was this movie even about trauma? Grief? Who cares! I really hope the tide is turning for this 21st century horror going through the motions shit, I've certainly had enough.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    At Home - Amazon Prime

    When I first saw this movie I thought the Coens were sending up the corniness of the early 60s Greenwich Village folk scene, artists like Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers, The Clancy Bros, Dave van Ronk, Peter La Farge and Phil Ochs amongst others are slightly portrayed and what I thought the film accomplished was showing the mediocrity of it all until Bob Dylan arrived in town and not only changed the local music scene but…

  • Bye Bye Love

    Bye Bye Love

    ★★★

    At Home - Starz

    90s divorced dad drama. Randy Quaid as a pissed off single father, the role he was born to play.

  • Specter of the Rose

    Specter of the Rose

    ★★★★

    James's House - 16mm

    Who did Hecht have more of a beef with? Ex wives or producers?

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★

    At Home - PLEX

    The first scene of this movie was really good and I thought it was very accomplished in portraying the internet as mundane and incredibly boring.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★

    AMC Kips Bay - DCP

    Could trim about 20mins off but pretty good for Eggers big studio debut. His attention to period detail is on point as usual but for this narrative it certainly took its time getting there.

    Maybe I am in the minority here but Nicole Kidman sucks, in the last 5-8 years I would say anything she is in is just totally distracting, probably could have gotten the same if not better performance out of a number of other actresses.