A lawyer who loves movies. Or a movie lover who lawyers. One of the two.
"[E]verything I’ve ever been told about Cuba by my family always had two things in common—a longing for a paradise lost, and a silent, unspoken understanding that we could never go back.
I’ve never been to Cuba, but the closest I might ever come is watching Buena Vista Social Club. "
Dos Gardenias Para Mi at Bright Wall/Dark Room.
Undeniably affecting, but I can’t help but wish Ava had made this as a straight 13th style documentary—my hunch is that it would’ve been much stronger that way.
That said, there are some beautiful moments buried in the vignettes and interview scenes—I was especially moved by Audra McDonald’s knockout monologue. Where’s her lead film role, Hollywood?!
A thing this movie got incredibly right about the Florida Keys is the fact that Moondogs 1000% exist and are often accompanied by roosters and small cats, including in bars and on boats
Matthew McC might be a Texan, but no one else could have been allowed to star in this Florida Man biopic
That this movie has only one extended scene with Snoop Dogg and Jimmy Buffett and not a full soundtrack album by them is a travesty