For Whom the Zell Tolls or: I Ren/I Ren So Far A-Née

[Published on Letterboxd, Substack, and The Completist]

The Oscars are a good excuse to throw a party. (If you come by, I plan on cooking a ham.) That's about the extent of my regard for this annual orgy of self-congratulation — though I'd love it if Banderas won and Zell de Jour didn't. To that end, pain will surely outweigh glory.

A good time, still, to play catch-up with several of the nominees (or not, in one case) that I have some first-time or additional thoughts about.

I'm already on the negative review record with the three Js: Joker, Judy (aka Scary Stories to Zell in the Dark) and Jojo Rabbit. The latter, one of the worst movies ever made,…

  • Judy
  • Pain and Glory
  • Joker
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • The Irishman
  • Marriage Story
  • Uncut Gems
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • 1917
  • Richard Jewell
  • Parasite
  • Little Women
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood