The Conversation, Blow-Out, Rear Window, Hackers, Chuck from Better Call Saul, #metoo, and Unsane. Thanks, Soderburgh. Once again you have given me ~exactly~ what I expected. Kimi? Call 9-1-1 thirty minutes before it’s a plot hole.
Sundance Satellite Screening #8
Look NPR! Stacy remade Antebellum!
Truly, it's about time someone depicted the horrors of slavery, so move over Roots and 12 Years a Slave. Maybe, for once, could we show a scene from the middle of the movie at the beginning of the movie? And could we have our anachronistic protagonist look googly-eyed at TVs and refrigerators? Whatever you do, make sure that any foregone conclusion about it being set in modern day (as revealed in…
Beloved character Nude Scaramanga has returned for another entry in J.K. Rowling’s distended cinematic universe as Doctor Who-ry Potter in Blandtastic Queefs: Donaldtrump Grumblekin’s Series of Plantagenet Misdeeds. In this dreck-citing shit-eration of the lucrative franchise, Johnny Depp does his best impression of David Bowie humanizing Hitler while Eddie Redmayne, crippled by social anxiety disorder, bumbles about, mumbling, stumbling upon fantastical CG creatures while people either murder babies or reminisce about babies dying. There is a lot of child death…
In the ever increasingly difficult task of keeping science fiction fresh there are bound to be a few casualties. I did not expect director Alex Garland would disappoint with his follow up to 2014's Ex Machina, but Annihilation is the very definition of a sophomore slump. Much like another audacious but vacuous sci-fi outing, Inception, the film boasts dazzling visuals in service to a thin plot that's lacking any semblance of an emotional core. A cool concept is squandered in…