Review – Isle of Dogs

I was beginning to think I wasn't going to be able to find a way to catch Wes Anderson's latest film Isle of Dogs until my local theater went and surprised me by getting it over the weekend.  Truth be told, I've never been a huge Wes Anderson fan.  I don't outright dislike his work, but I'm... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Almost Famous

Original US release date: September 15, 2000 Production budget: $60,000,000 Worldwide gross: $47,383,689 Directed by Cameron Crowe and released to much critical praise (including winning the Golden Globe for Best Picture - Comedy or Musical), Almost Famous is another example in a very long, sad line of examples in which a great movie of the precise... 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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