66. Kubo and the Two Strings

This is what I love about the movies.  I get absolutely ecstatic when some little film comes out of left field with virtually no warning and shows the whole world how movie-making is supposed to be done.  It happens every year.  Usually a few times.  Kubo and the Two Strings is one of those instances... 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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