• And the Band Played On

    And the Band Played On

    Josh Valentine

    ★★★★★

    Breathtaking and absolutely fascinating. One of Matthew Modine’s greatest performances, Swoosie Kurtz’s scene was heartbreaking as was Richard Gere’s moment at rehearsal. 

    Very interesting to see the political limitations and controversies - imagine if something like this happened again, during the Trump administration. I don’t know what we would do.

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Chance

    ★★★★½

    Comedy turned up to 11! This is what it looks like when people are actually good at improv.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Daniel

    ★★★★

    Life.
    Opens telling us about the titular family, who all move back in with their mother after their estranged father claims that he is dying.
    This was a weird one for me, although it is a comedy drama, I saw it as much more of a drama, a quirky drama. I didn’t find really any of it funny, I could get if you did, it’s just preference. All families and people are weird, so not many of the situations are…

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    Jacqueline Ziegler

    ★★★½

    self-care is: laying on yr bare mattress after doing literally all yr laundry and watching the Addams Family instead of putting said laundry away or even making yr bed. 

    also Gomez and Morticia are aspirational af both aesthetically and relationship-wise, Wednesday and Pugsley spraying the audience with fake blood at their school play never gets old, and it’s embarrassing how much I love Thing.

  • Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values

    fargoisfiction

    ★★★★★

    Wednesday Addams came into my life when I was fourteen, and I thank god every day that she did.

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    David Punch

    ★★★★

    It doesn’t matter how many iterations there have been, or will be, and despite it not being the first this will always be the definitive Addams Family to me. First of all, this is such a stellar cast in every way. Whoever the casting director was for this film deserves about 100 good stars because everyone is pitch perfect in their roles. Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston are the perfect on-screen couple as Gomez and Morticia, exemplifying everything a devoted…

  • Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values

    Devan

    ★★★★½

    Amanda Buckman: [makes a racist joke in the Thanksgiving play]
    Ordinary-looking white parents who make up the audience: [dry knowing chuckles in understanding]

    One of those rare occurrences in which I love the sequel more than the original. This cast really is just lovely and this movie never stops being fun to watch. I want to live and look like Debbie but behave like Morticia. Every single character in the Addam’s family is just so lovable and fun to watch.…

  • Art School Confidential

    Art School Confidential

    Marc Fusion

    ★★½

    A solid comedy that skewers the art world, but has a weak lead and a mediocre core narrative. Saved by the supporting cast and some colorful moments.

    marcfusion.com/2018/10/23/art-school-confidential-2006/

  • Always at The Carlyle

    Always at The Carlyle

    thejenmath

    ★★★★★

    This documentary is as warm as the people in it. Just lovely.

    And I have a new bucket list item: to be important enough and wealthy enough to spend a night at the Carlyle.

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    Paul Moga

    ★★★★

    I am a huge Wes Anderson fan and my love for his work just continues to grow with each new film of his I see (minus Isle of Dogs...not my cup of tea). I love how quirky and unique his characters are and this is no exception. The writing for this allows for the spirit of the characters to be on full display as they say things the audience is thinking but could never find the words themselves to say.…

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    Devan

    ★★★★½

    I just honestly feel like you’d have to lack any sense of humor to not be able to enjoy this even a little bit. It’s quotable, funny, has a great cast, and really fails to get old. Where can I get myself that cuckoo clock is the real question.

  • Buffalo Girls

    Buffalo Girls

    Jinzo2400

    ★★★★

    As regular readers may have already guessed,the cheetah and I love a good Western,the cheetah wasn’t named Paladin by a sheer random “name the cheetah” luck of the draw.
    The Western genre has seen its ups and downs in both at the movies and on TV. The studios churned out Westerns by the hundreds during the 1950s and into the 1960s,dozens of TVs shows created a whole generation of stars while young bright studio actors at Warner Brothers,MGM,RKO and Columbia cut their acting teeth on cheaply made by the number westerns for the big screen.

    The rest of the review can be found here:
    moonknight65.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/have-cheetahwill-view-251-buffalo-girls1995/