In the Shadow of the Moon

Release: Friday, September 27, 2019 (Netflix) →Netflix Written by: Gregory Weidman; Geoffrey Tock  Directed by: Jim Mickle I’ll admit that what drew me to the recently released Netflix original In the Shadow of the Moon was not Boyd Holbrook, even though he’s, uh . . . he’s the main dude in it. In this era of super-important andContinue reading “In the Shadow of the Moon”

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Release: Friday, August 23, 2019 →Theater  Written by: Tyler Nilson; Michael Schwartz Directed by: Tyler Nilson; Michael Schwartz Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz make their narrative feature début with what could be the year’s most Googled movie title, The Peanut Butter Falcon. Previously known for their short films and documentaries, the duo are now behind this year’s biggestContinue reading “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

Wind River

Release: Friday, August 18, 2017 →Theater Written by: Taylor Sheridan Directed by: Taylor Sheridan Wind River is a haunting little crime thriller that creeps into your soul and nestles there. It’s brought to you by the writer of Sicario and last year’s Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water, which may tell you everything you need to know about thisContinue reading “Wind River”

Snowden

Release: Friday, September 16, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Oliver Stone; Kieran Fitzgerald Directed by: Oliver Stone Oliver Stone tackles one of the most elusive and polarizing figures of the 21st Century in his Edward Snowden biopic, a match made in cinematic heaven given Stone’s penchant for courting controversy with the material he works with. So why doesn’t itContinue reading “Snowden”

Florence Foster Jenkins

Release: Friday, August 12, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Nicholas Martin Directed by: Stephen Frears This review is dedicated to my mother, who would have absolutely adored this movie. Florence Foster Jenkins is a biopic you just have to see if you were swept up in the William Hung story in 2004. American Idol this is not, but itContinue reading “Florence Foster Jenkins”

The Purge: Election Year

Release: Friday, July 1, 2016 [Theater] Written by: James DeMonaco Directed by: James DeMonaco I am convinced the French marketing for the third Purge film (see above) is the most responsible form of it we have. The Purge: Election Year manages to be as inane as it looks and here is a movie poster that pulls no punches whenContinue reading “The Purge: Election Year”

Experimenter

Release: Friday, October 16, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Michael Almereyda  Directed by: Michael Almereyda When all is said and done Experimenter feels like a strange dream you had one night, some semblance of ideas and imagery that hits you kaleidoscopically. Michael Almereyda’s biopic about controversial American social psychologist Stanley Milgram is hypnotic, and to a fault, but it stillContinue reading “Experimenter”

Decades Blogathon – She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Originally posted on three rows back:
Welcome to the first entry in the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition – hosted by myself and Tom from Digital Shortbread. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the sixth year of the decade. Tom and I will run a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog…

Paul G — #3

Last time we were here, Paul was being a real bastard to the beloved, but troubled Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson in the wonderful music biopic Love & Mercy. The character was another great demonstration of how unlikable the actor can become on screen, putting such distance (hopefully) between his on and off-screen persona withContinue reading “Paul G — #3”

Finders Keepers

Release: Friday, September 25, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Directed by: Bryan Carberry; J. Clay Tweel A man wakes up. Man goes to a local auction at an abandoned storage unit; places the highest bid on a smoker. Man opens up said grill only to find part of another man’s leg inside, as if waiting to be barbecued. ManContinue reading “Finders Keepers”