Anomalisa

Release: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (limited) [Redbox] Written by: Charlie Kaufman Directed by: Charlie Kaufman; Duke Johnson Someone please give Michael Stone a hug. I’m starting an online petition to see if we can get Michael Stone just one good hug, because he really, really, really, really, really needs one. Either him or writer-director Charlie Kaufman, I’m not sureContinue reading “Anomalisa”

Sausage Party

Release: Friday, August 12, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Seth Rogen; Evan Goldberg; Kyle Hunter; Ariel Shaffir Directed by: Greg Tiernan; Conrad Vernon Sausage Party represents Seth Rogen’s strongest screenwriting effort since Superbad. It’s been even longer since he’s been this charming in a lead role as well, and he plays a six-inch-long frankfurter. Or sausage, wiener, whatever. He’sContinue reading “Sausage Party”

The Neon Demon

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016  [Theater] Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn; Mary Laws; Polly Stenham Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Elephant in the room: there are more lines of dialogue in Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film than there were in his last. That wasn’t enough to stop The Neon Demon from scoring Refn his second-straight booing at the CannesContinue reading “The Neon Demon”

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…

Everybody Wants Some!!

Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Richard Linklater Directed by: Richard Linklater All right, all right, all right — so it’s been over twenty years since Matthew McConaughey brilliantly repurposed those famous Doors lyrics, and it might seem a little suspect that director Richard Linklater would take another trip like this down memory lane, in 2016. HasContinue reading “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Bound to Vengeance

Release: Friday, June 26, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Rock Shaink Jr.; Keith Kjornes Directed by: José Manuel Cravioto Bound to Vengeance is bound to suffer a short life of critical derision and audience dissatisfaction before falling completely into obscurity, and that’s kind of a shame. It’s never easy watching a film squander its potential and so quickly. You’veContinue reading “Bound to Vengeance”

Addicted to Fresno

Release: Friday, October 2, 2015 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Karey Dornetto Directed by: Jamie Babbit This review is my second contribution to Mr. Rumsey’s Film Related Musings. I’d like to thank James for giving me the chance to take a peek at this one!  In her fifth feature film Jamie Babbit fixates upon life in a Californian town where nothing seems toContinue reading “Addicted to Fresno”

TBT: Fatal Attraction (1987)

As we enter the month of October I’d like to remind everyone that I am not the most passionate of horror film fans so if you’re looking to this month of TBTs for some revisitations of classic horror, you might be disappointed. I may throw in a surprise somewhere, though, so who knows. Plus, well.Continue reading “TBT: Fatal Attraction (1987)”

TBT: National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002)

Panic time is now over as I have finally found something to talk about this Thursday. (Why don’t I have a DVD plan with Netflix yet? That would surely eliminate some of this stress of finding movies I want to see only to be denied by a limited viewing availability. Oh, wait. That’s right. ItContinue reading “TBT: National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002)”

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Release: Friday, August 7, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Marielle Heller Directed by: Marielle Heller If there was a film this year that epitomized the expression ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ uh . . . yeah, this is it. In hindsight the suspect title is rather ingenious. ‘Teenage’ is certainly specific, and so is ‘the diary’ for that matter.Continue reading “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”