I Care A Lot. (2021)

Writer/Director J Blakeson had a vision with this film and, damnit, if he didn’t nail it. I Care A Lot stars Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson, a grifting legal guardian whose con is now in jeopardy, as she’s taken advantage of the wrong person. Along with Pike, I Care A Lot also stars Peter Dinklage as Roman Lunyov, Eiza Gonzalez as Fran, Dianne Wiest as Jennifer Peterson, and … Continue reading I Care A Lot. (2021)

Saint Maud (2021)

Anytime that I see that A24 has anything to do with a film, I automatically have high expectations, especially when it comes to horror films. Saint Maud is the most recent horror film in the companies distribution lineup, and has finally become available to watch, after it’s opening schedule in the United States was affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. My expectations were met with Saint Maud, … Continue reading Saint Maud (2021)

Nomadland (2020): A Visually Beautiful Rehashing of a Very Familiar Narrative

Upon the first viewing, it is easy to see why Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland has garnered accolades and award season buzz. The film checks nearly every box. And, although I enjoyed my viewing of the film, it did not have the profound effect on me that I have come to expect from these kinds of movies. But, that’s not to say that it isn’t a good film. … Continue reading Nomadland (2020): A Visually Beautiful Rehashing of a Very Familiar Narrative

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

Honestly, if you want to watch a film that will make you laugh and is just plain silly and ridiculous, then see this film. Written by and starring both Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is simply a film about two friends from Nebraska who go to Vista Del Mar, Florida for a vacation after losing their jobs. They … Continue reading Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

A Love Letter to Scooby-Doo (2002)

It’s about time that this film, the live action Scooby-Doo got the recognition that it deserves. From start to finish, this film is perfection. Let’s begin with the casting, shall we? There is not a more perfectly casted film ever in the history of cinema. Not only did they nail it with the looks of each character, but each actor really sold their performance. They were believable … Continue reading A Love Letter to Scooby-Doo (2002)

One Night in Miami (2020)

Regina King came out guns blazing with her directorial debut, One Night in Miami, based on the play by the same name. Written by Kemp Powers (who also wrote the stage play), One Night in Miami follows a fictitious meeting between Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammed Ali (Eli Goree), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) on the night of February 25, 1964, … Continue reading One Night in Miami (2020)

33. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is considered, by many, to be one of the greatest films ever made. Directed by Milos Forman, the film stars Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy, Louise Fletcher as the infamous Nurse Ratched, and Will Sampson … Continue reading 33. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Notoriously Bad Films: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Where, oh, where do I begin?  Mommie Dearest is a biographical drama based on the memoir of the same name written by Christina Crawford about her mother, the famed screen legend, Joan Crawford, and the troubling relationship that the mother and daughter pair had. The film was directed by Frank Perry, a man who definitely did not have enough experience with actors to helm this … Continue reading Notoriously Bad Films: Mommie Dearest (1981)

34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. If you know anything about me, you know that Disney films are ingrained on my heart and have been since I was a small child, which you can thank my father for. But, I’ve never particularly had a love for this … Continue reading 34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)