I’m not the Harry Potter fan of the family so I don’t have much to say regarding the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022) television/streaming special beyond mentioning that I was really confused when Emma Watson’s younger years flashback had Emma Roberts instead. But now I’m even more unhappy that it won’t be a shared experience because HBOMax immediately re-edited it like it was the blue jeans man in the The Mandalorian (2019-ongoing).
“I take every failure hard. The one I took the hardest was The Thing. My career would have been different if that had been a big hit... The movie was hated. Even by science-fiction fans. They thought that I had betrayed some kind of trust, and the piling on was insane. Even the original movie's director, Christian Nyby, was dissing me.” – John Carpenter
Based on the Who Goes There? (1938) science fiction horror novella by John W. Campbell Jr. originally…
Joining rarified air alongside La Grande Illusion (1937), Z (1969), The Emigrants (1971), Cries and Whispers (1972), Life is Beautiful (1997), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Babel (2006), Amour (2012), and Roma (2018), Bong Joon-ho’s dark comedy thriller Parasite 기생충 (2019) is only the twelfth foreign language film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (formerly the Academy Award for Outstanding Production).
Parasite (2019) is a difficult film for me to review because I found…