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 – Adaptation.

Original US release date: December 6, 2002 Production budget: $19,000,000 Worldwide gross: $32,801,173 Write what you know. Spike Jonze's Adaptation. is one of those highly regarded films that I just never took the time to watch until now.  Nominated for four Academy Awards and winning one (Chris Cooper for Best Supporting Actor), the film has a... Continue Reading →

86. Doctor Strange

Here we are, with Doctor Strange, the next chapter in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe!  This was also entry number three in my 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About column.  Marvel continues to dive into their vast library of characters, fully confident that said characters are strong enough to be well-received even if some of them,... 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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