<><><> I revisited Skyfall in anticipation of No Time To Die’s release. Skyfall is Daniel Craig’s third Bond film of five total. During his time as James Bond, the character had to be modernized, but very slowly. You may find yourself asking “why are we watching a silhouetted woman shower?” Then you remember you are watching a James Bond film. Judi Dench is still M, and the bad guy is Silva, played by Javier Bardem. The film gets a lot more modern than James Bond of yore
<><> Bombshell is a retelling of the story of the downfall of Roger Ailes as part of the #metoo movement. Roger Ailes exchanged career advancement for sexual favor for years. The film focuses on Megyn Kelly between the Cleveland GOP presidential debate and the Cleveland RNC in 2016. The movie is intended to generate a rage-boner against Fox News and its role in getting President Trump elected. It was written by Charles Randolph, who also wrote The Big Short. Jay Roach directe
<><><><> Roman Holiday was Audrey Hepburn’s US big-screen debut and she won the Oscar for her portrayal of Princess Ann. She stars opposite Gregory Peck as Joe Bradley, an American journalist stationed in Rome. This is one of the earliest romantic comedies and helped establish the entire genre on a foundation we still see today. The movie has aged remarkably well and is well worth a watch if you have not seen it and enjoy romcoms. We live in the #metoo era now. This movie, fr
<><><><> The Invisible Man was written, produced, and directed by Leigh Whannell. His total control over the movie creates a cohesive story, unlike many films. He is wonderful at table setting throughout the movie. Small details, like a missing kitchen knife, a ladder, and on-going paintwork pay off in spades later in the movie. There are very few things unexplained by the time this movie finishes, making it very satisfying. Elisabeth Moss puts on an incredibly compelling per
It is award season. I have seen most of the heavy hitters this year. Notable exceptions are, The Two Popes, 1917, Dolemite is my Name, and Bombshell. These are not my predictions, these are my thoughts on the Golden Globe selections in film. The Golden Globes split the best picture award into two categories, Drama and Musical/Comedy. The Farewell and Parasite are both missing. The globes tend to favor US-made movies with English as the primary language, but these are massive
<><><><> Welcome to Disney+ post number 1. This movie held up a lot better than I expected. The ramifications of the #metoo movement are still playing out, but this movie called attention to gender inequality in 2007! The movie fails the Bechdel test as Collette, Janeane Garofalo, is the only significant female character. Her character is at her best as she explains the rules of the road to Linguini, the new, human, chef: How many women do you see in this kitchen? …. Only me.
Do you remember Superbad from 2007? Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg produced that and they are back with an even younger cast. Some of the stars of Good Boys weren't even born when Superbad was in theatres! Good Boys is more complex and interesting, but no less hilarious. Much of the humor of this movie is how Max, Lucas, and Thor, three best friend tweens, don't get the jokes that they are delivering. They are as crude as anything from Seth Rogan, but the comedic effect of
Olivia Wilde's directorial premier is a fun comedy following Amy, Kaitlyn Dever, and Molly, Beanie Feldstein, through their last chance to party in high school. The up-tight, studies focused, kids go party movie has been made before. This movie sets itself apart by grounding itself firmly in the #metoo era. Amy and Molly are over the top politically correct. It took me a little bit to land on the the satirical side of the fence as opposed to cheering them on. They have f