Watching one of Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’ movies is always an enjoyable experience. That goes without saying. However, it was quite sad to learn that this is the final chapter in the series. If you haven’t watched any of them yet, DO! Can you start with this one? Yes. That’s not a problem. Read more
Because of what the world is dealing with, ‘Military Wives’ just might be the perfect movie to watch at home with the family. It has a positive message, and it’s an admirable feel-good story based on actual events. Those events revolve around a group of military spouses who need what we all need right now… something to do to keep us busy.
Johana Morrigan, Beanie Feldstein from ‘Booksmart’ and ‘Lady Bird,’ is a distinctive and intelligent 16-year-old character (keep her age in mind) created by the British author and columnist Caitlin Moran. Her successful semi-autobiographical book, ‘How to Build a Girl,’ is now on screen for all to see. Read more
‘Spaceship Earth’ is a documentary about a group of eight people who walked into the Biosphere 2, near Tucson in 1991, which was a large replica of our planet’s ecosystem, to emerge two years later having sustained themselves. Read more
While watching the Netflix limited series’ Hollywood,’ I wondered if any of the characters are based on real people. Having watched and reviewed the documentary ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,’ about the life of Scotty Bowers from his memoir, ‘Full Service,’ the series seemed to mirror it quite a lot. I couldn’t help but see the comparisons.
To be perfectly frank, ‘The Wretched’ let me down more than anything. With early glimpses at the creature, you can see that the special effects department held up their end of the job. And with so much going into the attempt to scare the hell out of you, you can’t help but assume some terrific plotlines are coming from the writing/directing team of the Pierce Brothers, Drew T. Pierce, and Brett Pierce. Not so fast, thrill-seekers.
If you’ve seen ‘Rubber,’ you’ll know what you’re in for here. That film was from the inventive and peculiar mind of writer/director Quentin Dupieux who offers this similarly offbeat little number.
This movie is action, action, action. From beginning to end, it doesn’t stop. If you like your action served with a side of the same, it has knives, guns, explosions, and countless cars being turned over or demolished in one way or another. We even see a helicopter blown out of the air. And, of course, there are fights of every size and variety.
There’s one way to look at this film, and that is to say, it’s a documentary about books. You could say that, but it doesn’t quite capture what the essence of the film truly is. At the heart of it all, this is an exceptional documentary about the ‘book market’ or rather, ‘book world’ of New York.