Black Panther (2018) Review

Like many people, I went into Black Panther with the HIGHEST of expectations. I mean, the film has had nothing but wonderful, glowing reviews. So, of course I went in expecting a lot. And, I was not disappointed. In fact, it exceeded every expectation that I had, which I didn’t think that it could do... Continue Reading →

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A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

A Futile and Stupid Gesture is the genius name for a film directed by David Wain, about Doug Kenney and the creation of the National Lampoon comedy empire. This film is hilarious while, at the same time, tugging on your heartstrings like no other.       The film opens with a modern day Doug... Continue Reading →

Movie Musical Monday: The Producers

Mel Brooks is a genius. That statement could literally be about any of his films, but in this case it is about the musical version of The Producers. First and foremost, using most of the original Broadway production cast in the film was smart, especially because most of them were also accomplished screen actors. Nathan... Continue Reading →

I, Tonya

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Last night, I finally saw I, Tonya, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. The way this movie was filmed is one of my favorite things about... Continue Reading →

70. A Clockwork Orange

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. When stripped away of all the bizarreness, A Clockwork Orange is a very well formulated crime drama. But, why would you want to strip away all of the bizarreness? That’s what makes it so... Continue Reading →

71. Saving Private Ryan

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. I cry no less than six times while watching this film. I counted this time. From the first battle scene as the men land on Omaha Beach on, what came to... Continue Reading →

72. The Shawshank Redemption

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. There are very few movies that I consider perfect. This, my friends, is one of them. From the writing, to the acting, to the music, to the cinematography, it’s all just perfect. The writing, I think,... Continue Reading →

Movie Musical Monday: Chicago

If you look into movie musical history, you will notice one large thing. You will notice one large gap from, roughly, the mid 1980s until the early 2000s. You’ll see that Walt Disney animated films filled a gap that movie musicals were leaving. I suppose that you could qualify these films as “movie musicals”, but... Continue Reading →

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