Dolemite is My Name

Release: Friday, October 4, 2019 (limited) →Netflix Written by: Scott Alexander; Larry Karaszewski Directed by: Craig Brewer The way Craig Brewer captures the response to Dolemite, the movie-within-his-movie and at least part of its raison d'être, is so warm and uplifting. Yet it's also quaint if considering today's cinematic landscape. Cynics like me are tempted to dismiss the ending as … Continue reading Dolemite is My Name

The 88th Academy Awards: What did we learn, anything?

Like an M. Night Shyamalan plot twist Chris Rock did in fact show up to host the 88th Academy Awards, and the event did go off without a hitch -- no crazed protestor drove their car into the Dolby Theater anyway. This night wasn't at all Billy Crystal-y; this was definitely more Degeneres-ish with Rock shouting loudly … Continue reading The 88th Academy Awards: What did we learn, anything?

Top Five

Release: Friday, December 12, 2014 [Redbox] Written by: Chris Rock Directed by: Chris Rock Dear Chris Rock, I am writing this with the hope that I don't come across as another James Nielson. Yes, I am an aspiring film critic. Over the few years since I started up my own blog I've bore witness to all manners of … Continue reading Top Five