Review – Solo: A Star Wars Story

It hasn't been all that long since Star Wars: Episode VIII: - The Last Jedi stormed into theaters and thrilled most audiences and angered a very vocal few by staying true to the characters in spite of themselves and delivering a surprising story that wasn't quite what anyone expected.  How.  Dare.  They.  (That review is here.) ... Continue Reading →

94. Rules Don’t Apply

It's been fifteen years since Warren Beatty acted in a film and eighteen years since he directed one.  It's extremely cool that I get to include him for both in my March to 100.  Rules Don't Apply isn't the first film to feature a major Hollywood actor portraying eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio prominently tackled... Continue Reading →

6.  Hail, Caesar!

Oh, the woes of misleading marketing.  To be fair, though, I'm not sure how Hail, Caesar! should have been marketed.  It's a tough nut to crack. What the Coen Brothers gave us, this time out, is an incredibly self-aware and self-referential picture (nowadays, this is called "meta") about Hollywood filmmaking during the early days of the... Continue Reading →

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