Quite possibly the perfect film to experience for the first time on Friday the 13th, of all days. Boots Riley's masterful directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You, is brimming with originality, surrealism, genuine hilarity and some utterly bizarre, surprisingly dark content unlike pretty much anything I've witnessed before. A crucial satire with so much to say and show us that I felt like I couldn't possibly register everything in just one viewing, which makes the guaranteed rewatch all the more exciting.
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Jeff Tomsic's Tag is perfectly serviceable summer movie escapism that is wildly entertaining, mildly touching and elevated by a top notch cast that supply some great one-liners and physical comedy. Not to mention, in one of the movie's finest and very unexpected moments, Jeremy Renner wields a random item into makeshift nunchaku to Danzig's "Mother" and the chaos is splendid. A comedy worth checking out at random on a quiet Monday evening.
I wanted to experience this for the first time in the most spectacular way possible, and the closest place near me to do that was The Franklin Institute in Philly, on it's giant domed IMAX screen. Unfortunately, my friend and I didn't think to get there early to acquire the best seats (which are at the very top, or at least towards it) and we were stuck near the bottom, where you have to crane your neck to see the…
I'll keep this short (I love how I say it as if all of my reviews are incredibly in-depth and lengthy) since I feel like I'll be passing out from exhaustion at any moment, but finally got around to watching this. I've been looking forward to seeing the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis ever since I first heard about it, which is usually how it is for me whenever they have a new film coming out. But this is definitely…